On 25 January 2019 JUSTICE launched its working party report, Understanding Courts, chaired by Sir Nicholas Blake and supported by Allen and Overy LLP.
This Working Party was built on the What is a Court? report which was published by JUSTICE in May 2016 and has since directly influenced the transformation of the court estate. What is a Court? recommended a re-focus of the court estate on the needs of the user; with flexible justice spaces that can be located closer to the communities they serve and accommodate multiple jurisdictions; and enhanced services through investment in technology for remote and virtual proceedings and appropriately trained personnel.