Open Justice

What’s the issue?

It is notoriously hard to access documents from courts in England and Wales. It can even be hard to find out when a trial is taking place. This makes monitoring how justice is done in the UK very difficult. Economic crime cases can take many months to come to trial, wasting precious public resources and undermining confidence in the enforcement bodies.

What does Spotlight on Corruption do?

Our unique court monitoring programme works to ensure that economic crime cases are subject to proper public scrutiny. And we advocate for a comprehensive public database of court documents, that captures all judgements and sentencing remarks and key documents relating to a trial, and a more effective court listing system.