• 27 October 2017 - This week HMCTS published a prospectus setting out the rationale for testing flexible court operating hours and inviting views on how the pilots can best be carried out. Responding to the prospectus,Chair of the Bar Andrew Langdon QC said: “I welcome the fact that there is now a determination by HMCTS to engage in wider consultation. It is obviously important that those at the coalface who have experience of what happens in court, are consulted."