HMCTS Monthly Bulletin - April 2024

HMCTs Bulletin banner

Modernising Justice, making a difference

Issue 69 | 2 April 2024

Oxford open day

Oxford Crown Court open day

Over 750 visitors attended our recent open day at Oxford Crown Court and were able to visit the holding cells, pet a police wellbeing dog, join mock trials and more.

News Headlines

HMCTS appoints a new non-executive director

The Lord Chancellor, Lady Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals appointed Luisa Fulci to the HMCTS Board as a Non-Executive Director from 1 April 2024.

Observing a hearing on Cloud Video Platform

From Friday 5 April 2024, anyone observing a remote hearing on the Cloud Video Platform will be able to join the hearing with their camera and audio switched off.

New law makes justice more accessible for complex cases

New legislation gives people who have been mistreated or wronged by powerful companies a better chance of bringing them to court.

Pre-recorded evidence webinar for advocates

On Thursday 11 April 2024, we will host a webinar for advocates to learn about the new technology to support the delivery of the pre-recorded evidence special measure.

Other News

MyHMCTS now offers support for the Welsh language, which allows easy switching between English and Welsh, enhancing accessibility for all professional users.

The latest Strategic Engagement Group meeting Chair's summary contains updates on our Reform Programme priorities, as well as high-level project summaries.

We’ve published our latest monthly management information for January 2023 to January 2024. It highlights workload volumes and timeliness at a national level.

Over 200 children from Year 6 to Year 13 recently attended Cardiff Magistrates’ Court to experience a real-life court environment as part of their studies.

We’ve made improvements to the Preparation for Effective Trial and Better Case Management forms in response to feedback from defence professionals.

twitterlinkedincontact usfacebookHM Courts and Tribunals Service website