In January 2019 the House of Commons Justice Select Committee launched an inquiry into the HMCTS Reform programme “to consider the progress made with the reforms so far and the implications of planned changes, particularly in relation to access to justice.”

As explained in its Terms of Reference, the inquiry follows on from the July 2018 report of the Public Accounts Committee into Transforming Courts and Tribunals which focussed mainly on the deliverability of the reforms and their financial implications. We reported on that earlier inquiry report here: The Progress of Reform – or lack of it. The PAC’s Transforming Courts and Tribunals inquiry report and summarised the evidence here: Court Reform and Open Justice: responses to the Public Accounts Committee’s Transforming Courts and Tribunals inquiry

We also submitted evidence to the Justice Committee’s inquiry, as did a large number of other organisations and individuals. The committee has been publishing the evidence in batches, and the latest batch includes our submission, including observations on the impact on family justice, transparency and access to legal information, which you can read here: Written evidence from The Transparency Project (CTS0021)

For convenience, you can also download a PDF of our submission here.