Witnesses may face difficulty when required to present evidence at trial. After a successful pilot of special measures to protect vulnerable witnesses, HMCTS is rolling out section 28 across England and Wales to allow witnesses to pre-record their cross examination and preserve the course of justice.
Now that we’re able to hug our loved ones and go to restaurants and pubs, I am tentatively welcoming the prospect of summer. As we slowly emerge from the restrictions of past months, I can’t help but reflect on the …
Ten years ago, when I visited courts and tribunals across the country, I’d carry a mound of paperwork to keep me busy on the train. Now, I can pick up my laptop, wander through the office and read my emails. …
Recovery from the pandemic in the criminal courts in Wales follows the same principles as those across the border in England. Our efforts since the pandemic hit have focused on: maximising the use of our existing estate providing additional capacity …
Head of user-centred Design, Sam Brierley, blogs on our updated 'Find a court or tribunal’ tool and how this update will improve the service for all users.
Katie Dean, HMCTS Deputy Service Manager, Single Justice Service, talks about how the single justice procedure has been adapted to deal with the demands of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A blog from Ester Franklin-Smith – Deputy Crime Service Manager, HMCTS, about the importance of jury service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Courts and tribunals staff reflect on their experience of working on the frontline throughout the pandemic as essential workers.
Alison Mead, HMCTS Crime Service Manager, blogs about our progress in holding trials with multiple defendants.
Last March, I don’t think any of us could have imagined the challenges we’d face in the next 12 months.
Blogging for International Women’s Day, Cluster Manager Clare Beech shared what it’s been like leading a frontline team during the pandemic to keep justice going.