(MoJ) Ministry of Justice

Single civil and family court

Today’s civil and family courts system comprises different types and levels of court that have evolved over many years.

We aim to simplify the existing system, making courts more accessible and leading to more efficient and effective civil and family justice.

The Lord Chancellor is responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective system for carrying on the business of the civil and family courts. The idea of simplifying the civil and family jurisdictions has been gathering momentum for many years. The proposed reforms will create a court structure suitable for 21st century needs.

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