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Gove to challenge the “dangerous inequality at the heart of our system”


In a speech given today at the Legatum Institute, justice secretary Michael Gove said that there will be further court closures as he seeks to build a more efficient and streamlined justice system.

The government is reviewing the existing court estate and will shut those that are not running close to capacity. The government closed 142 courts in the last parliament. “It makes more sense to deliver a more efficient court estate than, for example, make further big changes to the legal aid system,’ he said. Read the full story

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eBay-style court for civil justice


In a report published this week the official body that oversees civil courts recommends that the UK justice system should receive a radical overhaul for the digital age with the creation of an online court to expand access to justice and resolve claims of up to £25,000.

The report’s principal author, Prof Richard Susskind, who is president of the Society for Computers and Law, said the UK was falling behind other countries that have begun to incorporate online elements into their judicial systems. “Our civil justice system is creaking,” said the report. “There is widespread concern today that dispute resolution in our courts is disproportionately expensive and insufficiently user-friendly for litigants in person,” it said. Read the full story

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