This year our Annual Conference was an event with extra special importance to us as an Association, and to our members. Not only did it hold some excellent topics of debate with a selection of key figures from our industry, but it also represented the year of our 25th Anniversary!
Our keynote speaker this year was the President of the Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges, Harold Godwin. We then heard from HMCTS through Kevin Sadler, Director, Civil, Family and Tribunals who gave an update on their plans who was also supported by Paul Harris, Deputy Director, Jonathan Wood, Delivery Director and Mark Stewart, Cluster Manager.
There was plenty of healthy debate throughout the day touching on hot topics including accessibility of the court system and associated costs vs service, vulnerability and the updates given from HMCTS.
Brian Havercroft has been part of the CCUA for 14 years, spending the last 5 as our elected Chairman and although he will remain an Honourary Member of the Association, he formally stepped down as Chairman at the Conference. His experience and personality will be sorely missed at future meetings and events.