Flexible Operating Hours

HMCTS have decided to run a six month pilot starting around September 2017 looking at different models which would extend the operating hours of courts, at six different courts across the country:

· Crown courts: Newcastle Crown Court and Blackfriars Crown Court
· Magistrates’ courts: Sheffield and Highbury Corner
· Civil/Civil and family courts: Brentford County Court and Manchester Civil Justice Centre

We are currently getting involved by trying to find out how this scheme will work and how DDJs will be involved.
Peter Causton
Treasurer