Policy paper

Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Act 2018

The Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on 23 May 2018 and received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018.

Documents

Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill: European Convention on Human Rights memorandum

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Equalities statement: Authorised staff: legal advice and judicial functions

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Equalities statement: Flexible deployment of the judiciary and judicial titles measures

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Factsheet: Authorised court and tribunal staff: legal advice and judicial functions

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Factsheet: Judiciary measures

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Authorised court staff qualifications: draft regulations

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Authorised court staff: policy statement

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Details

The Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Act contains measures that are essential to enabling the judiciary to respond to the changing demands of a reformed courts and tribunals system and delivering better services to users.

The Act will introduce much greater flexibility to the deployment of judges. It will also free up judges’ time to focus on more complex matters by allowing suitably qualified and experienced court and tribunal staff to be authorised to handle uncontroversial, straightforward matters under judicial supervision. The measures in the Act will also increase the efficiency of the courts and tribunals.

Published 24 May 2018
Last updated 21 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Impact assessments updated.
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