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MoJ to open three more ‘Nightingale’ courtrooms handling family cases at Westminster HQ

The Ministry of Justice is to open three additional ‘Nightingale' courtrooms at its headquarters that will handle family cases until summer 2021.

The MoJ said the move formed part of a new, additional £30m investment to deliver a further 40 Nightingale courtrooms and fund a range of measures to boost court capacity.

It said the total investment in action to reduce delays and alleviate pressures on the courts system now amounted to more than £110m.

Courts Minister Chris Philp said: “We will explore every viable option for additional court space across the country – and that of course includes looking close to home.

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“Courts staff have gone to great lengths to help our recovery and the additional capacity at Petty France will further help to deliver speedier justice in the capital.”

The new courtrooms will bring total number of Nightingale courtrooms operating across England and Wales to 32.

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