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Detailed guide: HMCTS rollout plans for cloud video platform for video enabled criminal hearings

Hm Courts Tribunals Service

July 3
10:28 2020

HMCTS is rolling out video conferencing technology to all Crown Courts in England and Wales to enable some criminal hearings to be held by video. The cloud video platform (CVP) system connects securely to the existing justice video network, which links police stations and prisons to courts. It accessible by any internet-enabled device with a camera and a microphone.

CVP is also being rolled out to magistrates courts, and to civil and family courts. We will announce details about these rollouts in due course.

The final decision about using video technology in any legal hearing is always taken by the judge, magistrates or panel, and only when they believe it to be in the best interests of justice.

Please note this timetable is intended as an indication of our current plans, and may be subject to change. Where courts deal with more than one prison, these prisons may gain access to CVP at different times.

Crown Courts where CVP is now available Crown Courts scheduled to get CVP in July 2020
Aylesbury Crown Court Gloucester Crown Court
Basildon Combined Court Hereford Crown Court
Birmingham Crown Court (QEII Law Courts) Ipswich Crown Court
Birmingham Crown Court Annex Kingston upon Thames Crown Court
Bolton Combined Court Lincoln Crown Court
Bournemouth Combined Court Salisbury Law Courts
Bradford Combined Court Centre Taunton Combined Court
Bristol Crown Court Warwickshire (South) Justice Centre
Burnley Combined Court Centre Winchester Combined Court Centre
Caernarfon Justice Centre
Cambridge Crown Court
Canterbury Combined Court Centre
Cardiff Crown Court
Carlisle Combined Court
Central Criminal Court - Old Bailey
Chelmsford Crown Court
Chester Crown Court
Coventry Combined Centre
Croydon Combined Court
Derby Combined Court Centre
Doncaster Justice Centre South (Doncaster Crown Court)
Durham Crown Court
Exeter Combined Court Centre
Grimsby Combined Court Centre
Guildford Crown Court
Harrow Crown Court
Hove Trial Centre
Inner London Crown Court
Isle of Wight Combined (and Magistrates) Court
Isleworth Crown Court
Kings Lynn Crown Court
Kingston-upon-Hull Combined Court Centre
Lancaster Crown Court
Leeds Combined Court Centre
Leicester Combined Court
Lewes Combined Court Centre
Liverpool QEII Law Courts: Liverpool Crown Court
Luton Crown Court
Maidstone Combined Court Centre
Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square)
Manchester Crown Court (Minshull St)
Merthyr Tydfil Combined Court Centre
Mold Justice Centre (Mold Law Courts)
Newcastle upon Tyne Combined Court Centre
Newport (South Wales) Crown Court
Northampton Combined Court
Norwich Combined Court Centre
Nottingham County Court and Family Court (and Crown)
Oxford Combined Court Centre
Peterborough Combined Court Centre
Plymouth Combined Court
Portsmouth Combined Court Centre
Preston Combined Court Centre
Preston Crown Court and Family Court (Sessions House)
Reading Crown Court
Sheffield Combined Court Centre
Shrewsbury Crown Court / Shrewsbury Justice Centre
Snaresbrook Crown Court
Southampton Combined Court Centre
Southwark Crown Court
St Albans Crown Court
Stafford Combined Court Centre
Stoke-on-Trent Combined Court
Swansea Crown Court
Swindon Combined Court
Teesside Combined Court Centre
Truro Combined Court
Warrington Crown and Magistrates Court
Wolverhampton Combined Court Centre
Wood Green Crown Court
Woolwich Crown Court and Belmarsh Magistrates Court
Worcester Combined Court
York Crown Court
Published 18 May 2020
Last updated 3 July 2020 +show all updates
  1. Courts where CVP has been rolled out updated.

  2. rollout plan updated.

  3. CVP rollout plan updated.

  4. First published.

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