Since March 2018, we have been piloting the use of fully video hearings in the tax tribunal, and using this to understand better how we can introduce this more widely as part of a more accessible and efficient service. Our latest blog explores video hearings in more detail.
The move of court and tribunal forms and guidance from form finder to GOV.UK is now complete. From today, when you search for a form or guidance document, your search results will come from GOV.UK.
Mike Brazier from the HMCTS Assisted Digital team takes a look at how HMCTS is supporting people who are less confident using online systems to navigate our new online services.
Susan Acland-Hood details how we are helping to deal with some of the day-to-day areas of concern raised by people who work within the system.
Susan Acland-Hood explains why she believes digital change and modernisation are so important and why simply putting more cash into the existing system cannot be the long-term answer to the challenges we face.
As of May 2018, our online divorce application is available to the public on GOV.UK. Adam Lennon, Divorce Service Manager at HMCTS discusses how we got there, and what is coming up next.
A further blog post from Wynne Keenan and Liz Olney that details from today (21 March 2018) HMCTS started to move court and tribunal forms to GOV.UK.
Susan Acland-Hood explains that one important part of our overall reform programme to build a more modern, accessible and efficient justice system, is to enable our courts to make greater use of video technology. Susan details that with increasing sophistication in the technology available, we believe it can play an even greater role in the future and in particular, could enable some hearings to take place without the need for a physical courtroom altogether.
Emma Petty, Service Manager for the Public Law project provides an update on the project, its aims, and how it will be delivered. Our Public Law project sits in the family jurisdiction and forms part of the wider HMCTS £1bn reform programme. In October 2017, we set out our intention to reform the service around taking a public law case to and through court.
Susan Acland-Hood talks about our first three legal professional roadshows and how they were full of ideas, commitment and challenge that discussed the overall reform programme with a particular focus on scheduling and listing practice, flexible operating hours and virtual hearings.