HMCTS Bulletin - July 2020

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Keeping you updated with news about HMCTS and its work

Issue 25  |  6 July 2020

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HMCTS recovery plans sets out areas of work being undertaken in the short and medium terms in response to the impacts of COVID-19.


News Headlines

Major investment in justice system as PM plans economic recovery

A further £142 million announced by the Government for the courts system to speed up technological improvements and modernise courtrooms.

Lord Chancellor outlines a 'renewal for justice'

Robert Buckland QC MP highlights plans to harness increased investment, improved technology and a range of emergency measures to recover from coronavirus.


Cloud Video Platform rolls out this month to civil and family courts

Easily accessed through a secure web browser by any device with a camera and microphone, CVP is already used in 60 Crown Courts and 93 magistrates’ courts.

HMCTS updates its online lists weekly as more courts re-open

A list of current open, staffed and suspended courts and tribunals - last week reflecting 84% of our buildings open for hearings across the country.

Maintaining professional users’ access to courts

Inside HMCTS blog post about maintaining the access scheme during the pandemic, rolling it out further nationwide and widening the current membership.

Further News

Investment of up to £6m in new listing technology to benefit court users

HMCTS CEO Susan Acland-Hood blogs about the recovery plan from coronavirus

Join our webinar on 15 July on the use of remote hearings during the pandemic

The judiciary updated the list of courts resuming jury trials from the end of June

Protocol for sharing court lists in criminal proceedings with professional court users

His Honour Judge Anthony Potter shares his experience of a socially distanced trial

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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