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HMCTS court reform - roadshows

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Three new court and tribunals reform roadshows have been announced. 

Three new court and tribunals reform roadshows have been announced: Birmingham on 29 January, Winchester on 5 February and Leeds on 19 February. Further information and registration can be found here: New Reform Roadshows 


HMCTS has released six separate but related consultations. The first consultation, ‘Fit for the future: Transforming the Courts and Tribunals Estate’ outlines the three principles behind the proposed approach to future decision-making on the courts and tribunals estate - ensuring access to justice; providing value for money for the taxpayer; and ensuring efficiency in the long term. 

The five further consultations are on proposals to close eight courts. The courts and consultations are: 

If you would like to participate in an teleconference or feed into the Law Society’s response to any of the above consultations, please email the Modernising Justice Policy Adviser, Valerie Robertson.


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