The first mobile court in England and Wales will soon be launched. This will travel around the country allowing witnesses and defendants to give evidence via video link without travelling to court.
This is the first in many new processes to be introduced to reduce pressure on the justice system and bring the courts system up to date with modern technology. Other initiatives include pop up courts in village town halls and Skype judgments.
Hopefully these schemes can be put into practice sooner rather than later to ensure the system is adapting to modern life and running as smoothly as possible for those seeking justice.
Courts’ reform is ‘going ahead without delay’ The man charged with overhauling the system is taking an upbeat view Lord Justice Fulford: overseeing a reduction of needless court hearings, court closures and paper replaced by computers A van with a court crest — a bit like the old travelling libraries — will soon be seen around the streets of England and Wales. It will be the first mobile video court: witnesses or defendants will hop in and give evidence via video link rather than attending a trial. Clearly it saves the time and expense of going to court, but more broadly it is part of the courts’ revolution, with its reduction of needless court hearings, widespread court closures and paper replaced by computers.