HMCTS monthly bulletin – August 2018

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Issue 3 | August 2018

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Realising the potential for video hearings

The use of video links is now a well-established feature of our justice system - and, as the technology improves, we must be ready to take further advantage of it, in the interests of all those who use our courts and tribunals.


Read more about video hearings>>

Government announces changes to court estate

Seven court buildings that are either underused, dilapidated or too close to another will be closed, with money raised reinvested into modernising the justice system.


Find out more about the changes to court estate>>

World-class fraud and cybercrime court approved for London's Fleetbank House site

A new flagship court specifically designed to tackle cybercrime, fraud, and economic crime will reinforce the UK's reputation as a world-leading legal centre.


Discover more about the new cybercrime court>>

Watch a video to learn more>>

HMCTS response to Public Accounts Committee report on court reform programme

HMCTS has issued a response from CEO Susan Acland-Hood to the Public Accounts Committee report on the court reform programme.


Read the response to the report>>

Click to accept jury service in an instant

People can now reply to a jury service summons at the touch of a button through a new "Juror Digital" online system which has launched.


Find out more about the new Juror Digital system>>

Court and tribunals forms search has moved to GOV.UK

The move of court and tribunal forms and guidance from form finder to GOV.UK is now complete. From now on, when you search for a form or guidance document, your search results will come from GOV.UK.


Discover more about court and tribunal forms search>>

Contractors appointed to enforce Criminal Court orders

HMCTS confirms the results of the tender process for Approved Enforcement Agency Services.


Find out the details about the contractors>>

HMCTS annual report and accounts 2017 to 2018

The annual report and accounts for HMCTS has been published, covering the financial year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. The report includes detailed information on our performance; spending; and vision, objectives and priorities.


Read the annual report and accounts>>

First international forum on online courts - the cutting edge of digital reform

The first international forum on online courts will take place in London on 3rd and 4th December 2018. The forum is a joint initiative from HMCTS and the Society for Computers and Law.


Find out more about the international forum>>

Speeches at the Lord Mayor's Dinner for HM Judges July 2018

The Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary David Gauke and The Right Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon gave speeches at the Lord Mayor's Dinner for HM Judges at Mansion House on 4 July 2018.


Read the speech by the Lord Chancellor>> 

Read the speech by The Right Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon>>