Guidance

Online court and tribunal services for professional users and the public

We have many online court and tribunal services available to professional users and members of the public.

These services allow you to access courts and tribunals digitally, and in most cases remove the need to contact us by phone, email or post. You can also pay for the service by card or, for legal professionals, by fee account - payment by account.

Our staff can administer these cases remotely too, regardless of where they or the applicant are based. This reduces the chance of a delay to your application.

For many of the services, as well as making an application online, the case can be managed digitally too. This means you can monitor the progress of your case at any time.

Crime

Civil

Accessing the money claims court online

E-Filing

Legal professionals and members of the public can use the CE-File service in the Business and Property Courts, Senior Courts Costs Office and for claims and appeals in the Queen’s Bench Division in the Royal Courts of Justice.

Family

Domestic abuse

Divorce (for financial remedy, see below)

Family private law

Child arrangements, sometimes referred to as contact, access and custody, can help separated parents to see their children.

Family public law

A digital service for making and managing care and supervision orders is being rolled out across the country. It is currently available in the family courts in: Cardiff, Hull/Grimsby, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Swindon and west London.

If you’re a legal professional who makes C110a applications to one of the family courts named above, then you can register to use the online service.

Legal professionals can email publiclawandadoption@justice.gov.uk to express an interest, if the service is not yet available in your area.

Financial remedy

Professional users can apply to join our online financial remedy by consent pilot scheme. Email: hmctsfinancialremedy@justice.gov.uk to sign up.

Probate

Tribunals

This serviced can be used for Employment Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Universal Credit appeals.

General services

Published 9 April 2020