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Falconer unveils new courts system

PUBLISHED June 7, 2004

The lord chancellor has announced details of the new combined courts service.

Speaking on Friday in Carlisle, Lord Falconer said Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) will be launched next April. It will bring all courts in England and Wales under a single administrative body.
The transition to the new structure is expected to cost the government £45 million over three years.