Consultation reveals fears that MoJ reforms could render courts system ‘unworkable’

Judges have rejected radical Ministry of Justice plans to hold full trials via remote video hearings and warned that imposing deep cuts on staff numbers will render the courts system “unworkable”.

Highly critical commentary about the government’s £1.2bn court modernisation programme is revealed in a report on a consultation carried out by the senior judiciary in England and Wales.

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