About the justice system
The justice system in England and Wales
Information on the administration and regulation of the justice system in England and Wales can be found on this website, justice.gov.uk. Wales shares the same legal structure as England.
Justice.gov.uk is aimed at those working within and reliant on information produced by a number of different bodies. These include bodies who:
- administer law in courts and tribunals (including appointing people to legal offices)
- handle those convicted in criminal courts (including imprisonment, parole and probation and young people)
- review criminal convictions and revise the laws of England and Wales
- act on behalf of people without capacity to act for themselves in legal matters
- make provision for people to act as deputies and attorneys for others
- inspect other organisations in the justice system
- address complaints and concerns about bodies in the legal system
- concern themselves with stopping people getting into crime (including young people)
Judiciary of England and Wales
Information about the judiciary of England and Wales can be found on the judiciary website.
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own separate systems of justice and you can find information on these on related websites.