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.