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Court and Tribunal Reforms inquiry


The Justice Committee has decided to hold an inquiry into the HMCTS reform programme to consider the progress made with the reforms so far and the implications of planned changes, particularly in relation to access to justice. The Committee is interested in evidence of the effects and potential effects of the HMCTS reform programme on access to justice, as well as the management of the reform process.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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2nd Report - Court and Tribunal reforms
Inquiry Court and Tribunal Reforms inquiry
HC 190

Oral evidence transcripts

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10 July 2019
Inquiry Court and Tribunal Reforms inquiry
Witnesses Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice; Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls; and Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals. Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Secretary of State for Justice; Susan Acland-Hood, CEO, HM Courts and Tribunals Service; and Richard Goodman, Change Director, HM Courts and Tribunals Service.
Oral Evidence
25 June 2019
Inquiry Court and Tribunal Reforms inquiry
Witnesses Jodie Blackstock, Legal Director, JUSTICE , Penelope Gibbs, Director, Transform Justice, Professor Richard Susskind, and Lisa Wintersteiger, Chief Executive, Law for Life
Oral Evidence
11 June 2019
Inquiry Court and Tribunal Reforms inquiry
Witnesses Frances Judd QC, Chair, Family Law Bar Association, Jo Edwards, Chair, Resolution’s Family Law Reform Group, and Dr Jenny Birchall, Women’s Aid; Sara Lomri, Deputy Legal Director, Public Law Project, Ken Butler, Welfare Rights and Policy Adviser, Disability Rights UK, and Wendy Rainbow, Legal Team Manager, Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
Oral Evidence
HM Courts and Tribunal Service, regarding Court and Tribunal reform, dated 31 July 2019 (CTS0096)
medConfidential (CTS0093)
A prisoner (CTS0094)

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