System Wide Reform

JUSTICE works across the justice system and there are some themes which affect all jurisdictions. Our work to increase judicial diversity is a prime example. Another key project over recent years has been to review how our courts are used, and to recommend more flexible justice spaces that are closer to the communities they serve, and whether our justice system can be understood by the lay people it is designed to assist. Understanding Courts recommends better information provision across the system and adaptation of legal language and procedure to enable effective participation of all parties, with appropriate support and adjustments where necessary. Currently we are investigating how the justice system responds to major incidents, the duplication and delay of multiple processes, and how these can be made more efficient and transparent in order to secure timely justice and public confidence.