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Court Capacity


This inquiry is looking at the capacity of the court system and how it can address delays to cases being heard. The number of delays has grown significantly due to the covid-19 pandemic.

It will examine:

  • How these delays can be addressed
  • The practical experience of these delays for lawyers, witnesses, victims and defendants
  • Whether the increase of 4,500 court sitting days is enough to clear the backlog of cases
  • What long term solutions to the delays, including digital hearings, may be possible.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about the inquiry.