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Court closures: Experiences from Wales

Newman, Daniel ORCID: and Dehaghani, Roxanna ORCID: 2023. Court closures: Experiences from Wales. Amicus Curiae 5 (1) , pp. 1-24.

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England and Wales have seen court modernisation programmes since 2010, which have led to nearly half of all courts closing. There has been a disproportionate impact on Wales, which has seen higher rates of court closures in comparison to England. This paper explores the implications of these court closures by focusing on experiences in south Wales. The paper draws on interviews with solicitors and barristers working in south Wales to further understanding of how court closures are impacting the communities that the courts serve and the people that use the courts. The court closures are shown to challenge access to justice and there emerges a need for more study on the effects of court closures in Wales, and across the jurisdiction.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Cardiff Law & Politics
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
ISSN: 2048-481X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 June 2023
Date of Acceptance: 8 June 2023
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2023 17:51

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