Guidance

Courts and tribunals tracker list during coronavirus outbreak

This page holds a tracker list of open, staffed and suspended courts during the coronavirus outbreak. It will be regularly updated.

The work of courts and tribunals will be consolidated into fewer buildings, maintaining the safety of all in the courts and in line with public health advice.

We have 159 priority court and tribunal buildings open for essential face-to-face hearings. Our court and tribunal buildings are divided as follows:

  • 159 open courts – these buildings are open to the public for essential face-to-face hearings
  • 115 staffed courts – staff and judges will work from these buildings, but they will not be open to the public
  • 67 suspended courts – these courts will be temporarily closed

Check if the court or tribunal you plan to visit is open using the tracker list below:

Courts and tribunals tracker: 21 May 2020

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Courts and tribunals tracker: 21 May 2020 (accessible version)

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Changes to status 21 May 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
York Crown Court Nort East Crown Suspended Staffed

Changes to status 11 May 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
Stratford Magistrates Court London Magistrates Staffed Open
Derby Combined Court Centre Midlands County Open Staffed
Derby Combined Court Centre Midlands Family Open Staffed
Derby Combined Court Centre Midlands Crown Open Staffed

Changes to status 4 May 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
Fox Court London Tribunals (SSCS) Suspended Staffed
Fox Court London Tribunals (War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber) Suspended Staffed

Changes to status 23 April 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
Newport Crown Court Wales Crow courtn Suspended Staffed
Hamilton SSCS Scotland Tribunal Staffed Suspended
Stirling Tribunal Hearing Centre Scotland Tribunal Staffed Suspended

Changes to status 20 April 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
Wirral Magistrates North West Magistrates’ court Open Staffed

Changes to status 9 April 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
Plymouth Magistrates South West Magistrates Staffed Suspended
Barnsley Law Courts North East County, Family, Magistrates and SSCS Suspended Staffed
Newcastle Moot Hall North East Business and Property and Crown Suspended Staffed
Aberdeen Tribunal Hearing Centre Scotland Tribunal Suspended Staffed
Chester Magistrates North West Magistrates and SSCS Staffed Suspended
Stratford Magistrates London Magistrates Staffed Suspended

Changes to status 8 April 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
Mayors and City of London London (RCJ) County Suspended Staffed
Worthing Law Courts South East County, Family and Magistrates All Suspended County Court to be amended to Staffed

Changes to status 2 April 2020

Name of Court Region Jurisdiction Original Position Requested Change
Wakefield NE County Suspended Staffed
Reedley NW Magistrates Staffed Suspended
Dudley Mid Magistrates Open Suspended
Preston NW Magistrates Open Staffed
Sefton NW Magistrates Suspended Staffed
Lancaster NW Magistrates Suspended Staffed
West Cumbria NW Magistrates Suspended Staffed
Burnley SSCS NW SSCS Staffed Suspended
Staines SE Magistrates Suspended Staffed
Basildon Combined SE Combined Open Staffed
Southend Mags SE Magistrates Staffed Open
Canterbury Combined SE Combined Open Staffed
Aylesbury SE Crown Open Staffed
Ipswich SE Crown Open Staffed
St Albans SE Crown Open Staffed
East Berkshire (Slough) SE Magistrates Open Suspended
Harrow London Crown Open Suspended
Inner London London Crown Open Suspended
Kingston London Crown Open Suspended
Southwark London Crown Open Staffed
Harmondsworth London Tribs Open Suspended
Chesterfield County Mids County Suspended Staffed
Coventry Combined Mids Combined Staffed Open
Beverley Magistrates Mids Magistrates Suspended Staffed
Published 2 April 2020
Last updated 22 May 2020 + show all updates
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  5. Tracker list updated 20 April 2020

  6. Tracker list updated 9 April 2020

  7. Tracker list updated 8 April 2020

  8. New tracker list updated

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