Chris Philp – 2021 Comments on Nightingale Courts

The comments made by Chris Philp, the Courts Minister, on 3 March 2021.

We have achieved an immense amount in our battle to keep justice moving during the pandemic – restarting jury trials before anyone else, turbo-charging the rollout of video technology, bringing magistrates’ backlogs down, and opening more courtrooms for jury trials.

These new courtrooms are the latest step in that effort, and I am determined to minimise delays and ensure justice is served for Londoners.

That is why we are investing hundreds of millions to drive this recovery further, deliver swifter justice and support victims.