The government today announced 10 community courts that are designed to make sure cases are dealt with “speedily and robustly”.
Lord Falconer, who announced the establishment of the courts, said one of the underlying principles was that justice is seen to be done.
They will be set up in Birmingham, Bradford, Devon and Cornwall, Kingston upon Hull, Leicestershire, Merthyr Tydfil, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, and two will be set up in London.
Lord Falconer, secretary of state for constitutional affairs, said: “We need courts that are of the community, by the community and for the community. These 10 new community courts will deliver the justice communities want to see.”