Courts that serve Dacorum at risk of closure under new plans

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Three courts which serve Dacorum could all be closed under new plans announced by the Justice Secretary Michael Gove today.

A consultation has been launched on plans to close 91 courts across the country, as part of Government plans to reform courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

And three courts which serve Dacorum, namely Watford Magistrates and Family Court and St Albans County Court are three of those earmarked for closure.

In addition to the proposed closures, a number of integrations will take place although none of the three courts earmarked for closure which serve Dacorum are part of the merging plans.

The consultation covers the proposed closure of 57 magistrates, 19 county, two crown and nine combined courts plus four tribunal hearing centres.

The consultation closes on 8 October and can be viewed in full here on the Ministry of Justice website (as a PDF).