HMCTS monthly bulletin – October 2018

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Issue 5 | October 2018

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Results of our recent bulletin survey

Thanks to all those who responded to our survey to gather feedback on our monthly bulletin, which we included in the August issue.


Satisfaction rates for usefulness and quality of content were around 80%, and more opportunities to interact with us and the reform programme featured frequently in responses. As a result of this feedback, we will continue to publish more on social media and GOV.UK, as well as increase opportunities for engagement with our events programme.



Reform Update

HMCTS Reform Update: autumn edition published

We’ve published a new edition of the Reform Update, providing a round-up of progress on our reform programme. We plan to produce regular updates.


Read the latest edition>>

HMCTS reform roadshow events programme announced

As part of our ongoing schedule of activities designed to raise awareness of the progress of different aspects of the reform programme, we’ve announced a series of events for practising legal professionals and professional court users. We’ll be hosting an online event on Civil Reform, on 15 October and a face-to-face event on Family Reform, in London, on 29 October.


Find out more about our events>>

Video Remand Hearings online event, 27 September

We hosted an online event on Video Remand Hearings on 27 September and have published a recording of the event and the presentation. A summary of the Q&A will be posted in the next few days.

Read the Video Remand Hearings event materials>>

Results of fully-video hearings pilot published

An independent report reveals court users taking part in the first fully-video hearings found them convenient and easy to understand.


Read the full report>>

Discover more in a blog by Susan Acland-Hood>>

Justice Secretary confirms plans to reduce conflict in divorce

Couples wishing to divorce will soon benefit from a less confrontational process, under proposals set out in an open consultation, announced by the Justice Secretary David Gauke.


Find out more about the proposals>>

Details about the open consultation on the reform of the legal requirements for divorce >>

Scotland Tribunals recognised as a Carer Positive Employer

Chief executive Susan Acland-Hood visits Glasgow to hear about the support available for carers in our workforce.


Read about the support available for carers>>

Compliance and enforcement work to continue unchanged

Ministry of Justice announces that enforcing court orders and collecting historic criminal debt will continue unchanged after further upgrades to the service, including systems and technology, were put on hold.


Find out more in the full announcement>>

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