Courts, sentencing and tribunals


  1. Get help paying court and tribunal fees

    Get money off your court or tribunal fees if you do not have much in savings, and get certain benefits or have a low income

  2. Check if you can get legal aid

    Find out if you can get legal aid, which can help pay for legal advice, family mediation or representation in court or at a tribunal if you can’t afford it

  3. Pay a court fine

    The only service you can use to pay your court fine online, or by telephone using a credit or debit card.

  4. Apply for probate by post if there is a will

    Apply for probate by post as an executor named in the will of someone who's died or as a beneficiary if there are no executors (previously PA1P)

  5. Jury service

    What to do if you're asked to do jury service - taking time off work, delaying jury service, claiming expenses. Includes information from the withdrawn 5222, 5222A and Juror Charter guidance

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Fees in the Civil and Family Courts - main fees (EX50)
  2. How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  3. How to obtain probate: a guide for people acting without a solicitor (PA2)
  4. Family court applications that involve children (CB1)
  5. Court of Appeal cases fixed for hearing (Criminal Division)
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News and communications

  1. Ms R Kirk v Telecom Service Centre Ltd T/a Webhelp: 1801270/2020
  2. Ms E Bende v Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust: 1800663/2020
  3. Ms C Johnson v Lidl Great Britain Ltd: 1801719/2020
  4. Ms L Hodgson v Martin Design Associates Ltd: 1806368/2019
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Research and statistics

  1. Assessing the needs of sentenced children in the Youth Justice System
  2. Child abuse and the criminal justice system
  3. Children Order October to December 2019
  4. High Court bulletin October to December 2019
  5. County Court bulletin October to December 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Possible changes to the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) Rules 2009
  2. Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill
  3. Tackling racial disparity in the criminal justice system: 2020
  4. Government response to IICSA’s Accountability and Reparations Report
  5. Sentencing Bill
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. East London Employment Tribunal user group meeting, April 2020
  2. Strategic Engagement Group Meeting Chair’s Summary - March 2020
  3. Scotland employment tribunal user group minutes, January 2020
  4. Flexible operating hours evaluation plan and summary
  5. South East Region Watford Employment Tribunal user group minutes, November 2019
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  1. Employment Tribunal
  2. First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
  3. Employment Appeal Tribunal
  4. Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
  5. Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)
  6. Environment Agency
  7. Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman
  8. Parole Board
  9. Administrative Court
  10. Admiralty Court
  11. Chancery Division of the High Court
  12. Circuit Commercial Court
  13. Commercial Court
  14. Companies List
  15. Court of Appeal Civil Division
  16. Court of Appeal Criminal Division
  17. Court of Protection
  18. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  19. Family Division of the High Court
  20. First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)
  21. First-tier Tribunal (Care Standards)
  22. First-tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation)
  23. First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber)
  24. First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum)
  25. First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health)
  26. First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support)
  27. First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
  28. First-tier Tribunal (Tax)
  29. First-tier Tribunal (War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation)
  30. Innovate UK
  31. Insolvency List
  32. Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
  33. HM Land Registry
  34. Patents Court
  35. Planning Court
  36. Queen's Bench Division of the High Court
  37. Technology and Construction Court
  38. The Business and Property Courts
  39. Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
  40. Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)