Guidance

HMCTS weekly update

A weekly summary of the latest HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position for users. We aim to update this every Friday at 4pm.

We email our ‘HMCTS Update’ to our subscribers on Sunday evenings. Subscribe to receive our email alerts

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HMCTS Update for week commencing Monday 26 February 2024

Next week’s update will be published on Friday 1 March 2024.

General

Rebalancing our operational priorities

Our Chief Executive Nick Goodwin has published a new blog post on the rebalancing our operational priorities.

He outlines planned adjustments to the Reform Programme to boost efficiency and functionality of our existing technology, as well as to provide a more consistent and reliable service for public and professional users. 

We’ll publish additional blogs next week which highlight in more detail what impacts the adjustments will have within different jurisdictions.

You can subscribe to our Inside HMCTS blog page on GOV.UK to receive email links to new blogs as soon as they are published.

Crime

Inside the Criminal Courts

In the latest of our ‘Inside the Criminal Courts’ video series, John, one of our building champions shares his experience of ensuring court building are safe for everyone visiting and working in the courts.

Join a PET and BCM support seminar

We’re running more sessions to support defence professionals in using the digitised Preparing for Effective Trial (PET) and Better Case Management (BCM) forms in Common Platform.

We’ll share guidance and best practice on how to use the PET and BCM forms effectively. We’ll also tell you about planned changes and improvements.

Sessions take place outside normal court hours, beginning at 5.30pm, and last 45 minutes with a range of dates available.

Book your place now:

Family

Probate professionals webinar

We’re running a webinar for probate professionals on Tuesday 5 March. Adam Lennon, Deputy Director and Service Owner and Jeanine North, Delivery Director will provide an update on the service’s performance and we will share guidance on the most recent service changes.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions. More information and registration details are available on our events page.

Register for the event

Previous editions

Published 21 May 2021
Last updated 23 February 2024 + show all updates
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  10. Updated W/C 18 December

  11. Update for week commencing Monday 11 December published.

  12. New edition added for week commencing Monday 4 December 2023

  13. Update for week commencing Monday 27 November published.

  14. Update for week commencing Monday 20 November published.

  15. Update for week commencing Monday 13 November published.

  16. Update for week commencing Monday 6 November 2023 published.

  17. Update for w/c 30 Oct 2023 published.

  18. Update for week commencing Monday 23 October published.

  19. Update for week commencing Monday 16 October published.

  20. Update for week commencing Monday 9 October 2023 published.

  21. Weekly updated for w/c 2 October 2023 added.

  22. Update for week commencing Monday 25 September published.

  23. Update for week commencing Monday 18 September published.

  24. Updated for week commencing Monday 11 September.

  25. Update for week commencing Monday 4 September published.

  26. Update for week commencing Monday 28 August published,

  27. Updated for week commencing 21 August 2023

  28. Updated for week commencing Monday 14 August 2023

  29. Updated for week commencing 7 August 2023

  30. Updated for week commencing 31 July 2023

  31. Updated for week commencing 24 July 2023

  32. Update for week commencing Monday 17 July published.

  33. Update for week commencing Monday 10 July 2023 published.

  34. Updated for week commencing 3 July 2023

  35. Updated for week commencing 26 June 2023

  36. Updated for week commencing 19 June 2023

  37. Updated for week commencing Monday 12 June 2023

  38. Updated for Week Commencing 5 June 2023

  39. Updated for week beginning Monday 29 May 2023.

  40. Updated for week beginning Monday 22 May 2023.

  41. Updated for week beginning Monday 15 May 2023.

  42. Updated for week beginning Monday 1 May 2023.

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  44. Updated for week beginning 17 April 2023.

  45. Updated for week commencing Monday 10 April 2023.

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  47. Updated for week commencing Monday 27 March 2023

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  49. Updated for week beginning Monday 13 March 2023.

  50. Updated for week commencing Monday 6 March 2023.

  51. HMCTS Update week commencing 27 Feb 2023 added.

  52. Updated for week beginning 20 February 2023.

  53. Updated for week beginning Monday 13 February 2023.

  54. Updated for week beginning 6 February 2023.

  55. Update for week commencing Monday 30 January published.

  56. Update for week commencing Monday 23 January published.

  57. Update for week commencing Monday 16 January 2023 published.

  58. Update for week commencing Monday 9 January 2023 published.

  59. Update for week commencing Monday 2 January 2023 published.

  60. Added translation

  61. Update for week commencing Monday 19 December 2022 published.

  62. Updated for week beginning 12 December 2022.

  63. Update for week commencing Monday 5 December 2022 published.

  64. Update for week commencing Monday 28 November 2022 published.

  65. Added translation

  66. Update for week commencing Monday 21 November 2022 published.

  67. Update for week commencing Monday 14 November published.

  68. Update for week commencing Monday 7 November published.

  69. Added translation

  70. Update for week commencing Monday 31 October 2022 published.

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  74. Updated for week commencing 17 October.

  75. Added translation

  76. Updated for week commencing Monday 10 October 2022.

  77. Updated for week commencing Monday 3 October 2022.

  78. Updated for week commencing Monday 26 September 2022.

  79. Added translation

  80. Update for week commencing Monday 5 September 2022 published.

  81. Update for week commencing Monday 29 August 2022 published.

  82. Update for week commencing Monday 22 August 2022 published.

  83. Update for week commencing Monday 15 August 2022 published.

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  86. Update for week commencing Monday 1 August 2022 published.

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  89. Added translation

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  91. Updated for week commencing Monday 4 July.

  92. Update for week commencing Monday 27 June 2022 published.

  93. Operational update on bar action added.

  94. Update for week commencing Monday 20 June 2022 published.

  95. Update for week commencing Monday 13 June 2022.

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  97. Update for week commencing Monday 30 May 2022 published.

  98. Update for week commencing Monday 23 May 2022 published.

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  107. Update for week commencing Monday 11 April 2022 published.

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  111. Update for week commencing Monday 28 March 2022 published.

  112. Added translation

  113. Update on Common Platform added.

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  128. Update for week commencing Monday 31 January 2022 published.

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  136. Update for week commencing Monday 20 December 2021 published.

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  139. Update for week commencing Monday 6 December 2021 published.

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  141. Update for week commencing Monday 29 November published.

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  145. Update for week commencing Monday 15 November published.

  146. Page updated with changes to HMCTS operations for week commencing 8 Nov 2021.

  147. Update for week commencing Monday 1 November 2021 published.

  148. Added translation

  149. Update for week commencing Monday 25 October published.

  150. Update for week commencing Monday 18 October 2021 published.

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  153. Update for week commencing Monday 4 October 2021 published.

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  162. Update for week commencing Monday 30 August 2021 published.

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  164. Updated for week commencing Monday 23 August 2021.

  165. Welsh translation added.

  166. Update for week commencing Monday 16 August 2021 published.

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  168. Update for week commencing Monday 9 August 2021 published.

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  170. Update for week commencing Monday 2 August 2021 published.

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  172. Update for week commencing Monday 26 July 2021 published.

  173. Added translation

  174. Updated COVID guidance pages added.

  175. Update for week commencing Monday 19 July 2021 published.

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  177. Update for week commencing Monday 12 July published.

  178. Added translation

  179. Update for week commencing Monday 5 July 2021.

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  181. Update for week commencing Monday 28 June 2021 published.

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  183. Update for week commencing Monday 21 June 2021 published.

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  185. Update for week commencing Monday 14 June 2021 published.

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  187. Update for week commencing Monday 7 June 2021 published.

  188. Update for week commencing Monday 31 May 2021 published.

  189. Added translation

  190. Added line on operational status of courts in areas where COVID19 variant is spreading.

  191. First published.