New database of judgments in England & Wales to start in April 2022

The Ministry of Justice and HM Courts & Tribunals Service have announced that the Government is to establish a free, comprehensive database of all judgments delivered in England and Wales, starting in April 2022. It is to include European case law as well as judgments from domestic courts. The press release says that, following recommendations made by The Legal Education Foundation in its Digital Justice Report, “the Ministry of Justice committed to standardising its approach to the publication of judgments and chose The National Archives because of its long-standing expertise in storing and publishing information securely. It will take on the work as part of its statutory duties under the Public Records Act 1958.” Continue reading