Kainos has been selected by HM Courts and Tribunals Service to lead on developing, supporting and enhancing their Azure Platform Services. Kainos will assist in the migration of their legacy services and applications to Azure, helping to drive efficiencies and modernise the justice system in the UK.

Over the last five years, Kainos has partnered with HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to drive forward its reform programme to help shape UK justice services around the needs of those who use them. During phase one and two of the programme, Kainos worked closely with the security teams within HMCTS to design and build the secure Azure platform to host criminal justice services. As a key partner for HMCTS, Kainos has also helped develop digital services allowing citizens to process divorce, civil money claims, financial remedy, family public law and social security appeals online – transforming how the public access these essential services.

Selected as a key engineering partner for phase three of the programme, Kainos will help HMCTS scale the new services and processes – with online services being expanded and extended – so they are available to a wider range of people and able to offer a complete end to end service to users. By employing its advanced engineering expertise, Kainos will also work to consolidate the service platform and assist in the migration of HMCTS’ legacy applications and services to Azure.

Leveraging its strong partner relationship with Microsoft, Kainos is working closely with HMCTS’ internal technology team to help frame the ongoing cloud strategy and ensure that they not only drive efficiencies with their legacy migration but also take advantage of emerging technology like Kubernetes.

This engagement will provide HMCTS with an operating model that will prepare them for the future and is a significant step forwards to a fully integrated justice system, allowing intelligent data sharing to deliver on this critical public service.

Linda Green, HMCTS’ Head of Platform Operations said: “We are delighted to have Kainos on board as a cloud partner. They have a strong track record of delivering to the highest standards and their expertise in Azure Engineering and legacy modernisation will be invaluable.”

Derrick McCourt, General Manager, Customer Success from Microsoft UK added: “The success of HMCTS transformation journey is of paramount importance to Microsoft. In Kainos, HMCTS has selected an exemplary partner who our teams work with closely across UK Government. I have always found that Kainos’ people employ an open, collaborative approach and bring strategic thinking to our customers, which I have no doubt they will continue to do for HMCTS.”

Gareth Workman, Head of Cloud at Kainos noted: “Helping drive the digital transformation of HMCTS has been of upmost importance to us over the past 5 years. We thrive on delivering positive change to citizens so we are delighted to have been selected as a key partner to help HMCTS continue on their cloud transformation journey. Winning this project is testament to the calibre and talent of Kainos people.”