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Christmas and New Year closures for courts and tribunals 2016

Details of which courts will be closed over the Christmas holidays.

Royal Courts of Justice at night
Royal Courts of Justice at night

Crown courts, County courts and the Royal Courts of Justice will close over the Christmas period on:

  • Monday 26 December 2016
  • Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Wednesday 28 December 2016
  • Monday 2 January 2017

Offices in Scotland will be open on Wednesday 28 December 2016 but closed on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Some emergency courts may operate over the holiday. Please check before travelling. See the court and tribunal finder for details.

(Photo of the Royal Courts of Justice by William Warby on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons.)

Published 14 December 2016
Last updated 15 December 2016 + show all updates
  1. Closures in Scotland added.
  2. First published.