The job to create an identity for the Greater London Magistrates’ Courts Authority will begin in earnest next month when Synergy starts a consultation process with authority stakeholders.
The exercise will begin on 4 March and will involve staff, trade unions and the Metropolitan Police.
The consultancy is looking to understand the culture of the authority, which is the overseeing body for London’s 38 magistrates courts, and how it is perceived by external agencies.
The consultancy will design the identity, stationery, information leaflets and templates, however, the creation of a website has yet to be confirmed. Work will launch in the summer.
The identity will be most noticeable at London’s Magistrates Courts where it will be seen externally and internally on signage.
The GLMCA was formed in April 2000 from the merger of 22 local courts committees, the bodies responsible for the day-to-day running of magistrates courts. It is one of the four main justice agencies in London, along with the Metropolitan Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Probation Service.
‘The identity will position the GLMCA alongside its established partners such as the Metropolitan Police and convey its unique role in enabling the delivery of justice,’ says Synergy managing director Dianne Ceresa.