Guidance

HMCTS Common Platform: participating criminal courts

HMCTS buildings where the Common Platform case management system is now live.

The Common Platform is a digital case management system designed to enable HMCTS staff, the judiciary, and professional court users, including defence and the Crown Prosecution Service, to use, manage and share criminal case information more effectively.

We are currently rolling out the system to all criminal courts across England and Wales, and plan to have completed this process by the end of 2021.

Common Platform is now operational at these courts:

London

  • Kingston Crown Court
  • Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court

Midlands

  • Cannock Magistrates’ Court
  • Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court
  • Derby Crown Court
  • Derby Magistrates’ Court
  • Hereford Crown Court
  • Hereford Magistrates’ Court
  • Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme Magistrates’ Court (North Staffordshire Justice Centre)
  • Redditch Magistrates’ Court
  • Shrewsbury Crown Court
  • Stafford Crown Court
  • Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court
  • Telford Magistrates’ Court
  • Worcester Crown Court
  • Worcester Magistrates’ Court

North-east

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Magistrates’ Court
  • Gateshead Magistrates’ Court
  • Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court
  • Newcastle Crown Court
  • Newcastle Magistrates’ Court
  • North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court
  • South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court
  • Sunderland Magistrates’ Court
  • Teesside Crown Court
  • Teesside Magistrates’ Court

North-west

  • Chester Crown Court
  • Chester Magistrates’ Court
  • Crewe Magistrates’ Court
  • Warrington Magistrates’ Court

South-east

  • Brighton Magistrates’ Court
  • Crawley Magistrates’ Court
  • Guildford Crown Court
  • Guildford Magistrates’ Court
  • Hastings Magistrates’ Court
  • Horsham Magistrates’ Court
  • Lewes Crown Court
  • Staines Magistrates’ Court
  • Worthing Magistrates’ Court

South-west

  • Bath Law Courts (Magistrates’ Court)
  • Bristol Crown Court
  • Bristol Magistrates’ Court
  • North Somerset Law Courts (Magistrates’ Court)
  • Taunton Crown Court
  • Taunton Magistrates’ Court
  • Yeovil Magistrates’ Court

Wales

  • Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court
  • Caernarfon Crown Court
  • Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court
  • Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court
  • Llandudno Magistrates’ Court
  • Llanelli Law Courts (Magistrates’ Court)
  • Mold Crown Court
  • Mold Magistrates’ Court
  • Swansea Crown Court
  • Welshpool Magistrates’ Court
  • Wrexham Magistrates’ Court

This page will be kept updated as new sites go live.

Published 30 March 2021
Last updated 15 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Additonal courts in Wales added.

  2. Teesside courts added

  3. Additional courts added in the South-east.

  4. New venues added at Chester and Crewe.

  5. 10 courts added to list.

  6. New sites gone live.

  7. New common platform adopter sites added.

  8. 7 new sites added.

  9. First published.