In this blog, Tim Coates, Head of the Prisoner Escort Custody Service (PECS) and Claire Medhurst, Deputy Director of Intelligent Client Capability at HMCTS, describe the steps that are being taken to ensure custody suites in court are safe for all who use them, as well as the measures in place when producing defendants to a court hearing from prison.
A blog post from Jason Haines, a Mediator, discussing what the Small Claims Mediation Service is and its benefits.
[English] - [Cymraeg] The Insight and User Research team is dedicated to using evidence to help make decisions across HMCTS. I want to tell you how we’ve been doing that over the last few months of the pandemic. The health …
A blog post from Daniel Flury, Deputy Director, Tribunals on work to transform the First-tier Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.
Susan Acland-Hood talks about our recovery plan with a focus on the Crown Court – which is where we have some of our most significant challenges, because of the difficulty of doing jury trials with social distancing.
Susan sets out the steps being taken by HMCTS in shifting focus from the emergency response to one of operational recovery in our courts and tribunals.
John Rigg talks about his work on the rollout of the cloud video platform videoconferencing system to Crown and magistrates’ courts.
Craig Robb talks about how HMCTS is safely moving back towards fully re-opening our justice system and how the introduction of a range of enhanced hygiene and safety measures for court users and staff provides the confidence to be able to continue, or return, to work.
Ian Bond, chair of the Law Society ‘Wills and Equity Committee’, explores the background to the current probate project, the involvement of the Law Society and his experiences in working with HMCTS to develop the pilot for the profession.
A blog post from Rachael Collins which talks about the work HMCTS did earlier this year, working with the Home Office to support the introduction of new powers to protect victims of stalking.
Adam Lennon talks about how family courts have found ways to navigate the challenges coronavirus has brought and what the last few weeks have been like working in the family jurisdiction.