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HMCTS / MOJ Common Platform- Local Implementation Meetings

You may be aware of the Common Platform which is a new digital case management system to be tested by a series of magistrates’ and Crown Courts from September 2020.

The Common Platform provides access to relevant case information for all parties involved in criminal cases, including the judiciary, solicitors and barristers, the Crown Prosecution Service and court staff. Early adopter courts across England and Wales will test the system before the subsequent rollout to all criminal courts. This testing has commenced in Derby Courts and the early Adopter Courts in our region will be: Guildford / Staines Magistrates’ Court and Guildford Crown Court.

HMCTS South East Operations Transformation Team are holding fortnightly Local Implementation Team meetings (held on Microsoft Teams) with all stakeholders and would welcome your attendance. If you would like to attend one of the meetings, please contact helen.opie@surreylawsociety.org.uk.

For further information, you can find the relevant pages on Gov.uk at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-common-platform-account-registration-for-defence-professionals

Monday, 26th October, 2020