HMCTS Monthly Bulletin - March 2024

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Modernising Justice, making a difference

Issue 68 | 4 March 2024

Reform Nicks blog

Rebalancing our operational priorities

Our CEO, Nick Goodwin outlined planned adjustments to the Reform Programme to boost the efficiency of our technology, as well as to provide a consistent service for users. 

News Headlines

Completing Reform and Common Platform

Our Civil, Family and Tribunals Programme Director describes what the revised plans for delivering the Reform Programme mean for the year ahead.

Reform plans across civil, family and tribunals

Our CFT Programme Director explains how reform across the jurisdictions will get the technology right and provide more reliable services.

The Lord Chancellor's visit to Leeds Tribunals

Court and tribunal capacity in Leeds is to be boosted by the opening of new state-of-the art site in the city centre.

Nightingale Courts update

A total of 20 Nightingale courtrooms across England and Wales will remain open in 2024, with the majority open until March 2025.

Blackpool Court is granted planning permission

A new £40 million state-of-the-art court will deal with civil, family, tribunals and magistrates’ work.

Other News

We've released a further four videos as part of our 'Inside the Criminal Courts' campaign which hear from various colleagues who work to deliver justice.

The Ministry of Justice launched a Victims' Code campaign which seeks to provides support, advice and guidance to help victims and witnesses in England and Wales.

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Tomorrow (5 March) we're hosting a webinar for probate professionals. We'll provide an update on the service's performance and will share guidance on service changes.

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The probate enquiry phoneline will run from 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday. You can still contact the probate service via webchat from 9am to 5pm on all weekdays.

Our latest monthly management information for December 2022 to December 2023 highlights workload volumes and timeliness at a national level. 

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