A calendar of our online, face-to-face and showcase events about the reform programme.
We are modernising our courts and tribunals system to make it more straightforward, accessible and efficient for all. It’s an ambitious £1bn programme designed to improve the system for both those who use it and for those working within it.
We recognise the vital role that our stakeholders play in helping us to understand the needs of courts and tribunals users, and to identify opportunities to improve their experience, remove access to justice barriers, and make the most of modern ways of working.
We’re planning events to raise awareness and contribute to the progress of different aspects of the reform programme. Events include an international conference on online courts, live online events and showcase opportunities for users to get hands-on with some of our new and developing services. We’re creating opportunities to hear your views and feedback, and enable you to ask questions about the progress and ambitions of specific projects.
We will host a series of face-to-face and online events, in various formats, providing a range of opportunities to get involved. Wherever possible, we will livestream face-to-face events and enable participation online.
|Event||Date||Details||Target audience||Ticket availability|
|Crime Reform: face-to-face event, Bristol||Thursday 24 January 2019, 5:30pm||How the reformed crime area will support digital working throughout the criminal courts, enable all participants in the criminal justice system to work from the same information to reduce duplication of effort, and introduce more consistent working practises||Practising legal professionals and professional court users||Yes|
|Tribunal Reform: face-to-face event, Exeter||Tuesday 26 February 2019, 5:30pm||Discover how we are modernising tribunals. This event will look in detail at two projects: immigration and asylum appeals, and social security and child support appeals – particularly for Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance. It will also look at the changes that will be made to employment and other tribunals||Legal professionals, professional court users, local authorities, third sector organisations, health professionals.||Yes|
|Civil Reform: face-to-face event, Manchester||Monday 11 March 2019, 5.30pm||Find out how the reform programme is bringing digital ways of working to the civil courts, including how online services are helping users get easier and more convenient access to justice. The event will look in detail at work in two reform projects - civil money claims and civil enforcement, and there will be a chance to ask questions at the end.||Practising legal professionals, professional court users, third-sector organisations.||Yes|
We’ll update this page as new events and locations are added.
|Event||Date||Details||Target audience||Recording available|
|International Forum: face-to-face event, London||Monday 3 December and Tuesday 4 December 2018||‘The cutting edge of digital reform’ is being organised by the Society for Computers and Law and supported by HMCTS. The conference will look at cutting edge court technology around the world and discuss some of the central issues that will face policymakers, judges, technologists, and lawyers, who are planning or introducing online courts.||Policy-makers, court officials, judges, lawyers and senior academics||No – event page published|
|Video Remand Hearing workshop - Leeds||Thursday 29 November 2019, Time TBC||This workshop will look at the informal conversations legal professionals have within the courtroom to progress a case, and consider how they might be replicated in a digital environment. Learn more about the video remand hearings project, give us your feedback and help us to understand the issues and potential solutions.||Practising legal professionals and professional court users||No|
|Video Remand Hearing workshop - Sheffield||Thursday 22 November 2019, 4.30pm until 6.30pm||This workshop will look at the informal conversations legal professionals have within the court room to progress a case, and consider how they might be replicated in a digital environment. Learn more about the video remand hearings project, give us your feedback and help us to understand the issues and potential solutions.||Practising legal professionals and professional court users||No|
|HMCTS Public Event 2018: face-to-face event, London||Tuesday 6 November 2018, 9:30am to 2pm||Our second large scale public event to see first hand the progress public user organisations have helped us to make over the last year. With both market stalls and hands on activity sessions available, there will be opportunities to engage with 23 project teams, attending across all jurisdictions.||Public users and organisations that represent them||No – event page published|
|Family Reform: face-to-face event, London||Monday 29 October 2018, 5:30pm||A showcase for some of the live services which are making a difference to our users now, and those which are in the pipeline for release in the coming months. We will provide an overview of digital divorce, the digital financial remedy solution, as well as outlining plans for public law care and supervision.||Practising legal professionals and professional court users||Yes|
|Civil Reform: online event||Monday 15 October 2018, 1pm||Aims to showcase the civil area of the reform programme and will include demonstrations and Q&A.||Practising legal professionals and professional court users||Yes, a recording of the event, slides, questions and answers are available|
|Video Remand Hearings: online event||Thursday 27 September 2018||An overview of this project which aims to transform the way in which hearings for defendants held in custody could be administered in the future. The service will enable suitable proceedings to move out of the physical courtroom and into a video space.||Practising legal professionals and professional court users, Crown Prosecution Service and representatives of the police.||Yes, a recording of the event, presentations and summary of questions are available|
|Reform Roadshow event, face-to-face, London||24 May 2018||To engage and gain feedback on the reform programme and ideas for the future.||Legal professionals.||Yes, a recording of the livestream|
We held a series of roadshow events from November 2017 to engage and inform legal professionals and professional court users about the reform agenda. The events covered a range of locations, including Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, London, Winchester and Cardiff.
The slides from those events are available. A recording of the live stream from the last event held in London on 24 May 2018 is included in the table above.