- Topic:Raising Performance of Courts in Difficult Times
- Speaker:Kevin Sadler, UK
- Occupation:Director of Civil, Family & Tribunals, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service
- About speaker:Kevin spent his early career in operational, policy and private office posts in the Department of Social Security together with a spell in Cabinet Office. After setting up the Pensions Service in the DWP he moved to the then Department of Constitutional Affairs to run the programme to create Her Majesty’s Courts Service.
He then created the Tribunals Service in 2006 and restructured DCA HQ. As DCA change director he oversaw change across the department and ran the project to create the Ministry of Justice. In 2008 he was the MoJ Director for Strategic Planning and Performance and in January 2009 was appointed Chief Executive of the Tribunals Service.
When Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service was created in April 2011, he was appointed Director of Civil, Family and Tribunals and is responsible for improving performance, efficiency and increasing income in these jurisdictions. He is a member of the Family Justice Board and chairs the Performance Improvement Sub Group of the Family Justice Board.
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Topic of the presentation
Raising Performance of Courts in Difficult Times
Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service is responsible for the administration of the criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales and some tribunals in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The agency employs 19,000 staff operating from around 500 locations. It has a gross annual budget of around £1.5bn, approximately £585m of which is recovered in fees and income from service users, and handles over 2 million criminal cases, 1.8 million civil claims, more than 150,000 family law disputes and almost 800,000 tribunal cases annually.
Whilst providing a background to the challenges he faced when appointed to HMCTS two years ago, Kevin will explain how despite the impact of the global economic situation HMCTS delivers a more efficient service whilst making significant savings through the embedding of continuous improvement practices, with plans to achieve even more in the coming years through a more radical approach.
How despite the impact of the global economic situation HMCTS delivers a more efficient service.
How it brings significant savings through the embedding of continuous improvement practices at the same time.
What are HMCTS plans to achieve even more in the coming years through a more radical approach.