The courts act 2003 provides for a new unified courts administration to be created which combines the functions of the court service and the magistrates' courts committees. The new organisation, Her Majesty's Courts Service was established in April 2005. The aim of the agency is to deliver improved services to the community, taxpayer, victims, witnesses and all other users of the courts. It will help to ensure the department can deliver high quality services across all the courts and develop best practice with the most effective use of resources.
This area also provides information on how the courts system is currently structured, with links to Her Majesty's Courts Service (where you will find, along with a wide range of other information, court judgments and forms and a large number of practice directions).
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