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Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill and Courts Matters Bill

Introduced on August 1. An omnibus bill together with the Courts Matters Bill (they are cognate bills) it is intended to modernise and improve the efficiency of the courts and tribunals system. First reading on August 15 with all parties in agreement, but many raising issues for the Justice and Electoral Committee to consider with a number raising concerns about the cost of, and access to, the justice system. Report back extended to May 25. Reported back on May 25 with a number of technical and other amendments. Committee stage completed on Oct 30 with no major changes. Third reading completed on Nov 6.Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill Courts Matters Bill