A leader in criminal justice reform and the rule of law, Agencia Consulting is a specialist consultancy which combines technical and managerial expertise. Heavily involved in the justice reform and human rights agenda, both in the UK and overseas, Agencia has developed an enviable track record of working in Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine, Turkey and Africa. With a reputation for working passionately and tirelessly (whilst combining integrity and discretion), Agencia is proud to achieve excellent results for its clients.
Agencia’s style of approach
Our style of approach is very much to learn the real challenges facing the organisations it works with, such as courts and the Ministries of Justice, and not to arrive with a pre-determined plan of action. The experience of the team then allows the speedy development of realistic plans to assist the counterpart. As we emphasise in the management training we deliver (including to Court Presidents), we design and deliver solutions that are realistic, achievable and relevant to the issue at hand.
In his book “Empire”, Niall Ferguson offered the opinion that the UK’s greatest sustainable contribution to history is the concept of the “rule of law.” The UK tradition of well-run, efficient and corruption-free courts continues to be held in high regard worldwide. This tradition has been augmented by recent steps forward in streamlining court management and administration in the UK, which includes an emphasis on speedy resolution of court cases.
Agencia is involved in supporting the modernisation and improvement of court management and administration, both in the UK and internationally.
In the UK, Agencia is involved in strategic planning at Ministerial level, and has also implemented court-based projects across the country (e.g. the introduction of community justice courts).
Internationally, Agencia has implemented justice reform projects in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Ukraine and (most extensively) Croatia. Our key service areas include:
- Diagnostic and scoping exercises to identify issues;
- Strategic planning for the judiciary;
- Court administration and management improvements;
- Performance improvement support in order to meet benchmarks for European Union accession;
- Reform and restructuring of judicial institutions;
- Capacity building of the judiciary, prosecutors, public defenders, and other justice institutions;
- Training on the legal approaches adopted by the UK, including how the European Convention of Human Rights was incorporated into the UK court system;
- Arrangement and hosting of study visits and tours to UK institutions for overseas judges, police officers and social workers;
- Delay reduction and efficiency programs;
- Enhancement of access to justice.
Our international team
Steve Pitts leads Agencia’s International work and is able to deploy a team consisting of barristers and judges, former court administrators and Youth Offender Service staff, individuals with a policing background, and change management specialists – all of whom have previous experience of managing similar issues within the UK. Over time the team has also built up experience in other countries – specifically Ukraine, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Africa, Sri Lanka, Georgia and Pakistan. This high level expertise is supplemented through an active partnership with the Slynn Foundation, a charitable body whose purpose is to promote better understanding between Britain and these countries and to contribute to the development of joint action. The Foundation includes among its Trustees many eminent and senior judicial figures from the UK.
For queries about Agencia's international portfolio, Steve can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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What our clients say about us
“You not only deliver what you said you would, but you deliver so much more.”
"I would like to thank you once again for your ongoing and tireless support of our judicial reform efforts here in Ukraine. Your contributions to the International Conference on Strategic Planning for the Judiciary were invaluable.”
David M. Vaughn, Chief of Party, USAID Ukraine FAIR Justice Project