The Common Platform

The Common Platform - the next big thing or the latest White Elephant?

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022
Time: 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Format: Via Zoom (resources below)

Host: Sonal Dashani
Speaker: Paul Keleher QC

Everyone has heard of the Common Platform but not many have direct experience of it and still fewer know where it is headed.

Paul Keleher QC has been leading the Bar’s involvement with digital technology since 2010, firstly with the development and integration of the Crown Court Digital Case System (CCDCS), and now the newly developed Common Platform, liaising with the Ministry of Justice on behalf of both the Criminal Bar Association and Bar Council.

The  Common Platform is a key element of HMCTS' court reform programme. This new digital case management system brings together all the relevant information about a criminal case for HMCTS, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Police, the National Probation Service and other partner organisations within the criminal justice system to access. It provides a single, collaborative digital platform for both Crown and Magistrates’ Courts. The  wider roll-out of the Common Platform and replacement of the CCDCS is underway. 

During this Webinar, Paul explained what lies in store on the IT front.

Webinar Resources

To view the video recording of this Webinar, please click here.

To listen to the podcast version of this Webinar, please click here.

Providing your Feedback on the Common Platform

Paul Keleher QC would welcome your emails about the Common Platform and suggestions for improvements to the Digital Case System. You can email him here.

The email address and phone number below should be used for any issues or feedback directly to HMCTS.

If it is an issue with logging on etc, you should get an instant response.

If your feedback relates to functionality / design etc it will be added to HMCTS feedback log and make its way to the design teams to investigate.

Any ideas for improvement will be added to the log and HMCTS really want to get this right so welcome all ideas for improvement. 

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