HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has spent £23.5m on 10 court building schemes that have been cancelled or deferred as a result of spending cuts, the Gazette has learned.

According to a freedom of information response, nine projects were deferred in anticipation of the 2010 spending review, with seven of those projects later cancelled.

One further project was halted following the spending review and remains under review.

Reported by the Law Society Gazette. You can read the full story here. 

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