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Five new courts start the roll out of the professional users’ access scheme

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Susan Acland-Hood details how HMCTS has adding five new courts to our scheme giving easier access to court for legal professionals. These are the first five courts in the full national roll-out of the scheme.

Digital Architecture at the core of Reform

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Photograph of a finger touching a digital padlock. Padlock links to different computer symbols (for example, symbols of laptops, emails, computer networks) as a reference to digital architecture.

A blog post from Balaji Anbil, Head of the Digital Architecture and Cyber Security team at HMCTS. Balaji talks about how his Digital Architecture team will bring a common framework to support the Reform programme in developing citizen-centric, sustainable, and resilient digital services to meet the needs of courts users.

One eye on the horizon – a design ethos for national infrastructure microservices

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Agile delivery allows for the iterative and evolving design and implementation of services to meet user needs – and this is a good thing. The challenge this can face, however, is that designs can focus on the Minimum Viable Product and so when products start scaling or have additional contexts applied, the system can need substantial re-engineering or re-implementation to address these challenges.

Doing the hard work to make CJS simple

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One of GDS’s design principles is ‘Do the hard work to make it simple’. This is directed at transformational programmes like the Common Platform and the delivery teams working within it. Right now, those of us working in the Common Platform Programme are living out the reality of this principle – we’re working hard to uncover the essence of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) so that we have clean, clear service design that feels simple to use.