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Dominic Raab will launch 'justice scorecards' for courts to help clear the backlog of cases 

Dominic Raab will launch ‘justice scorecards’ for courts to clear the backlog of cases caused by Covid.

The Justice Secretary wants people to be able to look up their local court online and check how quickly cases are dealt with.

The national register will give a score on the ‘quality’ of justice served, measured by the percentage of guilty pleas before cases come to court, as well as the number of cases rearranged because of problems with the prosecution.

Dominic Raab will launch ‘justice scorecards’ for courts to clear the backlog of cases caused by Covid

It will also give a score on ‘victim engagement’, which will look at how many crime victims give up and drop out of the process.

More than 60,000 Crown Court trials were waiting to be heard at the end of June – a 40 per cent rise in a year. 

Mr Raab has said he wants ‘granular data’ on how courts are performing across the justice system. The scorecards will be introduced by the end of this year.

More than 60,000 Crown Court trials were waiting to be heard at the end of June – a 40 per cent rise in a year