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Plastic screens are to be installed in 250 courts and retiring rooms by the end of October, while Portakabin buildings are to be set up for deliberating juries, according to a government announcement.

HM Courts & Tribunals Service said it has identified almost 200 courtrooms and 59 retiring rooms which would benefit from plexiglass screens. So far, screens for juries have only been installed in one courtroom in Leeds and three in Liverpool.

In a government blog post, HMCTS said ‘an ambitious rolling programme of works is underway’.

‘By the end of October, we expect to have rapidly increased capacity, thanks to installation of the screens in around 250 court and retiring rooms,’ it said.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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