Tag Archives: modernisation of the courts

Court Modernisation in England and Wales: decoding two new reports

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

Digitalisation and the Courts of England and Wales

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

Court Modernisation: Court Service spins response to Audit Office report

After months of debate on the court modernisation programme led by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), we now have an authoritative  analysis from the National Audit Office (NAO). HMCTS chief executive, Susan Acland-Hood, professed herself happy. The report is ‘helpful and constructive’. She was pleased that ‘the NAO acknowledges our “early progress”. Her comments … Continue reading Court Modernisation: Court Service spins response to Audit Office report

Self Represented Litigants in England and Wales: the Litigants in Person Network

The increasing importance of the role played litigants in person within the English and Welsh courts has been recognised by the creation of an online litigant in person network. The aim is to provide an online platform for the range of people, organisations and institutions involved in seeking to address the issues raised by what … Continue reading Self Represented Litigants in England and Wales: the Litigants in Person Network