Fitting together all the pieces when hearing a murder trial is always challenging for the Crown Court. Add in multiple defendants and the impact of essential safety measures, and the picture becomes even more complicated. Laura Connor outlines helped hear a complex trial in this blog.
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.
In this blog, Sharon joins us to describe her work at Ipswich County Court and Family Hearing Centre and her contributions to the continuation of justice.
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.
In this blog, Camilla Lees provides an update on the Professional Users’ Access Scheme and how it’s supporting recovery efforts in our courts and tribunals.
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.
Our Acting CEO, Kevin Sadler talks about working together in the safest way possible to keep justice going for every complainant, victim, witness and defendant during the coronavirus pandemic.