The move forms part of an additional £30m investment to deliver a 40 Nightingale court rooms and fund a range of measures to address the number of outstanding cases. It brings the total investment in such measures to more than £110m.
A further £337m announced in the recent Spending Review will support the Government’s crime agenda – delivering swift and effective justice to convict offenders, support victims, and protect the wider public.
Meanwhile, £76 million will be invested to further increase capacity in family courts and tribunals.
Chris Philp MP, Courts Minister, said: “I am grateful to the University of Hull for joining the national effort to reduce delays and deliver speedier justice for victims.
“Our actions are beginning to produce positive results – magistrates’ backlogs continue to fall and the number of cases being dealt with in the Crown Courts reached pre-pandemic levels in December.
“We are investing unprecedented amounts and pursuing every available option to drive this recovery further.”