The star of a recent conference on the court modernisation programme from the Westminster Legal Policy Forum was Yvonne Gallagher, the National Audit Office’s (NAO) digital transformation officer. She was announced as going to say ‘from her point of view, it’s all about money’. The NAO has, indeed, hammered the programme and its sponsoring department … Continue reading Court Modernisation: what was the point again?
This post was originally placed on the Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) site and written by Natalie Byrom. The influential, cross party Justice Select Committee has called on the Ministry of Justice to evaluate the impact of court reform against the legal standard of access to justice summarised in TLEF’s “Digital Justice” report. HMCTS must act now … Continue reading Parliamentary committee backs definition of access to justice
For those following Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMTS) modernisation programme, there is reading to be done. The next post will cover some of the papers have an ever-lengthening list of written evidence logged as submitted to an investigating House of Commons committee. This post covers two major judicial interventions: the ‘innovation plan’ for … Continue reading Court Modernisation: the judges’ expectations
For those following the juggernaut that is Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service’s online court programme for England and Wales, there are two new must-read publications. The first is the latest update on the reform programme. The second is a research report on implementing video hearings in tax appeals. Those with more detailed professional or … Continue reading Court Modernisation in England and Wales: decoding two new reports
This is an edited version of a personal submission to the influential Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons which is seeking evidence on the Court Modernisation programme following a critical report by the National Audit Office. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for written evidence on the court modernisation programme. In its statement on the scope … Continue reading Digitalisation and the Courts of England and Wales