The drive to modernise and digitalise the Court system is moving forward with new case evidence systems being installed. Guildford Family Court is moving forward with a digitalised system paid for by its local authorities.
At Gardner Leader LLP we are embracing these changes and ensuring our processes develop to work in line with the changes likely to occur over the next few years to ensure we continue to provide a client focused service and peace of mind.
An initiative by local authorities and judges has pushed family courts into the digital age ahead of the nationwide courts modernisation programme. Guildford and Staines is the latest family court to equip judges and local specialist lawyers with a computerised evidence management and presentation system – paid for by the local authority out of the money it saves from no longer needing to transport mountains of paper evidence to court. The cloud-based commercial software, CaseLines, is the same as that successfully implemented in the Crown courts under the e-judiciary programme. However, nine family courts across England and Wales are now implementing CaseLines thanks to their local authorities.