Kara Gallear, HMCTS Crime Live Services, explains her role in making sure that the magistrates’ and the Crown Courts were ready for the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 changes.
Lisa Shotton, HMCTS Head of Crime (north east), shares the details and benefits of a fully remote court.
Eve Miller discusses how we make sure our services are accessible for everyone and shares the feedback recently provided by a juror.
Amy Caldwell-Nichols, HMCTS Deputy Director, Head of Insights and Analytics, writes about the data strategy used by HMCTS to make accessing court services as straight-forward as possible.
Responding to, and recovering from, the impact of the pandemic has been a real team effort. Whether it’s large scale national projects running at pace to deliver more capacity for court hearings, or creative solutions to challenges faced by individual …
As Delivery Director in Wales, I’ve seen first-hand how, over the last 18 months, it’s the challenging times that bring people together to work towards a common goal.
Our tribunals hear about a million cases each year and no matter what type of case someone is involved in, the experience can have a huge impact on their life. Many people deal with their own case without legal support, which can add to the stress of the situation. There’s a human story behind every hearing.
More convenient, simpler and less-resource heavy – the Single Justice Procedure (SJP) has many advantages for defendants who wish to plead guilty to minor offences and those processing their case. But some have criticised the process. Here Sian Jones, HMCTS Head of Legal and Professional Services, addresses some common misconceptions.
535,000 cases were heard by magistrates via the Single Justice Procedure (SJP) in 2020. It's an accessible, proportionate, effective and more efficient way – for both the defendant and the courts – to hear less serious cases that will not …
Coming to court can be a daunting experience for anyone, but it can be an even bigger challenge for the most vulnerable in our society, especially during the exceptional circumstances we’ve experienced through COVID-19. Our Vulnerability Action Plan details the measures we’ve taken during COVID-19 and what we’ll be doing in the future.
The Manchester super courtroom – which opened its doors at the Crown Court last month – got underway with its first large trial last week, as HMCTS passed another significant milestone in recovering our ability to hear ‘multi-hander’ trials.