MoJ - Transforming our Justice System
The Ministry of Justice launched a consultation to transform the justice system. The reforms aim to provide the public with a justice system that is:
- Just: decisions and outcomes are fair, the judiciary are supported by processes that are modern, transparent and consistent, and like cases are treated alike. A strong judiciary and meritocratic legal professions draw on the widest available pool of talents, to maintain public confidence and strengthen the rule of law;
- Proportionate: the cost, speed, complexity, and degree of adversarial protection make sense and are appropriate to the nature and value of the dispute at issue. An effective system will save people time and money, and shrink the impact of legal proceedings on their lives; and
- Accessible: the system is affordable, intelligible and available for use by all, convenient for those who cannot easily attend
The consultation sought views on certain specific measures including: assisted digital, online conviction and statutory fixed fines, offences in scope, panel composition in tribunals, and impact and equalities assessments.
The PCC's response to the consultation can be viewed here.