HMCTS Bulletin - June 2020

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Keeping you updated with news about HMCTS and its work

Issue 24  |  1 June 2020

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Safe working across our courts

Video demonstrating some of the ways in which we’re applying updated safety guidance in our courts and tribunals to enable hearings to proceed in additional HMCTS buildings.


News Headlines

Flexible operating hours pilots conclude

After testing the impact of using court and tribunal hearing rooms for civil and family hearings, an independent evaluation will review how it can improve access to justice.

Responding to a global pandemic within the family courts

Inside HMCTS blog about how family courts have found ways to navigate the challenges of coronavirus and what that looks like in the family jurisdiction.

Personal injury and money claims webinar recording

Recording of live reform webinar, hosted on 28 May by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and HMCTS, about the online issue of county court claims.

Working with the Home Office on Stalking Protection Orders

In a world altered by the coronavirus, this blog reflects on our collaborative role in ensuring stalking victims are visible and supported throughout the crisis.

Get Legally Speaking podcast with Sidonie Kingsmill

Interview with HMCTS Customer Director about how HMCTS continues to deliver justice to court users during the coronavirus pandemic.

Further News

HMCTS arrangements to keep our buildings safe and clean

Roll out plans for Cloud Video Platform for video-enabled criminal hearings

HMCTS management information for understanding workload volumes and timelines

HMPPS Insights hosting virtual workshops and seminars in June


A courts and tribunals planning and preparation web page is updated when new advice is available and operational updates issued weekly during the pandemic.

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