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25 May 2022 — Blog post
Have you ever stopped to consider what the criminal justice system looks like through the eyes of a victim? Or a witness?
Our staff in courts, alongside volunteers from the Witness Service and other organisations, do so every day.
12 May 2022 — Press release
More victims of rape and sexual offences will be spared the stress of being cross-examined in court under a measure rolled out to a further 14 locations today (12 May 2022).
11 May 2022 — Press release
A new Reporters’ Charter outlining the rights and responsibilities of court reporters has been launched to boost transparency in the justice system.
2 May 2022 — Press release
Magistrates will be able to issue jail sentences of up to one year for a single offence to help ease the backlog in the Crown Court from today.
19 April 2022 — Press release
In a boost for open justice, court and tribunal judgments are now freely available from The National Archives.
20 May 2022 — Guidance
A weekly summary of the latest HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position for users. We aim to update this every Friday at 4pm.
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