HMCTS Monthly Bulletin - September 2021


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Keeping you updated with news about the reform programme

Issue 39  |  6 Sept 2021

 
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How the courts help tackle knife crime

Our latest blog post sets out the important role of the courts in preparing for Knife Crime Prevention Orders, which are now being piloted in London.


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News Headlines

Webinar on Common Platform for defence professionals

Defence professionals can now register and pre-submit questions for our webinar on the rollout of Common Platform, scheduled for 1pm on Friday 24 September. 

Enhancing probate users' experience of using MyHMCTS

This blog post outlines our plans for improving this digital service and explains how we've used valuable feedback to make things better for our users.

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Keeping the air fresh in courts and tribunals

Since the pandemic we're all more aware of the air we breathe and how clean it is. This blog post explains how we keep air fresh inside our buildings.

Legal representatives to submit divorce applications online

From 13 September, legal representatives must submit applications for divorce online using MyHMCTS. Our guide to online divorce services is on GOV.UK.

Other News

Government has launched a major call for evidence, seeking views on the best ways to settle family, business and other civil disputes away from the courtroom.

Pet abduction is to be made a new criminal offence. The new law will recognise the welfare of animals and that pets are valued as more than property.

Our extended online immigration and asylum appeal service can now be used by people without legal representation lodging appeals in the UK.

Learn how British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters are being enabled to assist Deaf jurors during jury deliberations.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

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Find out how we are working together to keep courts safe in this audio recorded interview with the head of our COVID-19 response team.

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An additional Nightingale Crown Court room opened today at Leeds Cloth Hall, with another on track to be added next week.


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