Hello, my name is Hywel Hughes and I’m Head of Welsh Language Services at HMCTS. As more and more of our services become available digitally, it’s important these services become equally accessible to those who wish to interact with us through the Welsh language.
I thought it would be good to give defence practitioners some advance notice of business changes you may consider making, so your organisation is ready for the Criminal Justice System Common Platform. Rather than waiting for a third party to grant you access or send you information by secure email, you can register cases against your organisation and access case materials.
Each month I host a show and tell session with defence practitioners. It’s an opportunity to show the work we have done so far, invite comment and improve on the work we have already done.
Hello, I’m Fiona Salih, Project Manager for Common Technology Services. I’m writing this blog to confirm the great news that the Video Upgrade Programme has reach an important milestone. As of 15 July 2016, we’ll have installed and/or upgraded video conferencing equipment in over 350 court rooms across the HMCTS estate.
I’m delighted to say that we’ve recently successfully piloted the application and published magistrates’ digital rotas in 17 local justice areas. National roll out of the application across England and Wales started on 3 May 2016.
We held our latest show and tell event for the defence community on 26 May, using an online meeting product. This followed our successful Defence Engagement Event at Liverpool QEII Court on the 10 May
I am a Duty Solicitor, an LAA Digital Champion and the CJS Common Platform Programme’s Business Product Owner for the Defence. I’ve been encouraging defence practitioners to get involved and put forward their views and ideas.
We have just delivered installing new presentation screens and ClickShare in over 500 courtrooms. I wanted to talk about this in more detail.
We’ve got one of the best legal systems in the world, but it’s crucial we move with the times and make best use of new technologies to deliver swifter and more efficient justice.