Insights Supreme Court reports on second year of business plan and consults on rule changes

The Supreme Court has reported on the second year of its three-year business plan and published a consultation on revising its rules.

The report reflects on the progress of the Court’s ‘Change Programme’ which is intended to “transform the Court into a modern, world-leading court which is customer-centric, open, transparent, inclusive and efficient, with increased levels of public awareness and trust”. Part of this will be achieved through the launch of two new websites and a new case management system.

The Court promises that the proposed new ‘case management portal’ “will make the submission and management of a case more intuitive, efficient and modern” by including features such as a case tracker, and functionalities such as electronic service, correspondence and e-payment. It is in the process of being tested, with a view to its being rolled out in October this year. In the meantime, the Court has issued a consultation on new rules which are intended not only to address the introduction of the portal, but also to reflect current ways of working post-Covid 19.

The consultation can be found here and the Court’s report on its business plan can be found here.