I am delighted to announce that a Nightingale Court will be opening in Nottinghamshire by the end of the month.
I, like many of my constituents, have been increasingly concerned about the impact Covid-19 has had on the timely administration of justice. Establishing a Nightingale Court in Nottinghamshire ensures as many hearings as possible can continue to take place during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Today in the Chamber, I asked Robert Buckland what steps his department were taking to reduce the backlog of cases to be heard in courtrooms in Nottinghamshire. I was delighted the suggestion for a Nightingale Court in our county will be in effect by the end of the month, benefitting of all those victims, witnesses and defendants in Nottinghamshire.