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HMCTS & MoJ Consultation: Fit for the future: Transforming the Court and Tribunal Estate

29th March 2018

Overview: The PCC’s response aims to assist the HMCTS in finalising their future strategy and approach to court and tribunal estate reform in England and Wales.

Summary: The PCCs response to this consultation raised a number of issues including:

  • The impact on the delivery of justice of court closures and subsequent increased travel times, the utilisation of alternative facilities, moving court services online and introducing more virtual hearings.
  • The impact of proposals on those with protected characteristics, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.


A paper summarising the responses to this consultation will be published within six months from the closing date.