Two new courts have started hearing cases this week

Two new Nightingale Courts have been set up temporarily at the Bristol Law Society and Chester Town Hall.

They will free up rooms in nearby crown courts with the aim of enabling more cases to be heard and delivering quicker justice for victims.

It brings the total number of Nightingale Courts, set up nationwide to alleviate pressure on courts and tribunals resulting from the pandemic, to 14. A further three are due to open later this month, in total providing an additional 22 courtrooms.

Meanwhile, portable jury rooms have been installed at courts across Yorkshire to unlock even more capacity. The Portakabin buildings erected at Bradford, Hull, and Leeds Crown Courts will be used for jurors to deliberate and will allow ...

Hannah Gannagé-Stewart
Deputy Editor
Solicitors Journal

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