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Rebalancing our operational priorities

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HMCTS CEO Nick Goodwin outlines adjustments to the Reform Programme to boost efficiency and functionality of our existing technology, as well as provide a more consistent and reliable service for public and professional users.

Working together to avoid delays to probate applications

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Stopped probate applications can take more than double the amount of administrative time to issue compared to those we can issue on our first attempt. We could increase the number of grants issued by over 50,000 each year for practitioners if we work together to reduce the number of stopped applications.  

Collaborating is key to enhancing probate users’ experience of using MyHMCTS

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When someone close to us dies, applying for probate can be a daunting prospect at a difficult time and we know that a bad experience can add to an already stressful and sensitive situation. Since October 2019 over 60,000 applications …

How the Family Public Law digital service helped local authorities and children during the pandemic

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The Family Public Law service lets users submit an online application for a court order to make arrangements for a child or resolve a dispute about their upbringing. All designated family court sites now use the service. As we progress …

A year in review: How MyHMCTS has become an essential service for professional users

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Steven Chapman discusses the successes and advancements of MyHMCTS since it's launch in 2020, reviewing the differences made for professional users, additional services on MyHMCTS and support for the future.