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Court Capacity

Inquiry

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.

 

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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24 March 2021
Inquiries Court Capacity, and The Future of Legal Aid
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
16 March 2021
Inquiries Court Capacity, and The Future of Legal Aid
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
2 March 2021
Inquiries Court Capacity, and The Future of Legal Aid
Committees Justice Committee
Oral Evidence
COC0067 - Court Capacity
Witnesses LIPSS Partnership
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence
COC0069 - Court Capacity
Witnesses HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence
COC0068 - Court Capacity
Witnesses Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Committees Justice Committee
Written Evidence