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Crime news: online working improvement to Crown Court DCS form

Advocates using Digital Case System can make online edits to pre-trial and preparation hearing form and indictment if PTPH held on or after 17 March 2016.


An improvement to the Digital Case System (DCS) means that advocates are able to make online edits to the pre-trial and preparation hearing (PTPH) form.

This means that advocates can carry on working within the DCS. The previous way of working required the user to download the form, edit, save and then upload back into the DCS.

Likewise, the indictment can now be edited online within the DCS by prosecution advocates. However, this applies solely to those applications to amend made on the day of the hearing.

How can I receive training?

Quick reference guides are available on GOV.UK. See link below.

Further information – enquiries about CJS efficiency Programme

Crown Court Digital Case System training guides and videos

Published 16 March 2016