Our governance

Decision-making and managerial bodies in HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).

Roles and structure of our board and senior leadership team

HM Courts and Tribunals Service Board

Our work is overseen by our Board, which is headed by an independent chair working with executive, non-executive and judicial members.

The Board ensures that the agency delivers the aims and objectives set by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior President of Tribunals.


The HMCTS framework document outlines the agreement made by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals on their partnership in relation to its governance, finance and operation.

HMCTS annual reports and plans

Board meetings

In the interests of transparency we regularly publish summaries of Board meetings.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service Board meeting minutes - GOV.UK

HM Courts and Tribunals Service Senior Leadership Team