Judicial Office Business Plan 2009-10

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From the foreword, by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales:

The Constitutional Reform Act imposed new and wider responsibilities for administrative matters on the Lord Chief Justice as head of the judiciary. So it comes about that I am writing a preface to a Business Plan, a step which even two years ago would have been regarded as revolutionary, indeed beyond imagination.

“But times change, and however they do change, for the purposes of the judiciary, our independence and effectiveness must be reinforced.

“In the exercise of my new responsibilities I am supported by the staff of the Judicial Office, including both the Judicial Studies Board (JSB) and the Judicial Communications Office (JCO). Their Chief Executive reports to me, and their work is directed by the Judicial Executive Board. Their purpose is to maintain and support the independent judiciary and its independence.”