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Issue 1 | June 2018

Susan Acland-Hood

Welcome to the HMCTS monthly bulletin

This is the first edition of a HMCTS monthly bulletin we will be sending to you and others with an interest in our courts and tribunals system. I hope it gives you useful and relevant information about our reform programme; but please do let us know if you have ideas how we can improve the way we communicate these issues.


Susan Acland-Hood

Chief Executive, HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Latest news

The first step in legislation to modernise courts and tribunals across the country has been introduced in the House of Lords.



Fully digital divorce goes live

We launched our digital divorce application - saving time, stress and expense for applicants.


Find out more>>

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Response to National Audit Office report

The National Audit Offce report rightly highlighted the ambitious and transformational nature of reform.


Read more>>

Roadshow Event

Engagement event for legal professionals

Following the success of our reform roadshows, we invited legal professionals and professional court users to our Reform Roadshow on 24 May in London.


Learn more here>>

Online divorce is just the beginning

Adam Lennon, Divorce Service Manager, outlines how we launched our online divorce application to the public and what is next.

Read more>>

New Welsh Language scheme and consultation results published

We’re committed to meeting the expectations of Welsh-speaking users of our services, and recently published a revised Welsh Language Scheme and consultation response.

Details here>>                                                                                     

Personal applicants can now apply for probate online

HMCTS details how personal applicants can now apply for probate using the new online service.

Learn about this here>>

Appeal tax online

Since launching our digital tax appeal service, thousands of taxpayers have benefitted from our quicker, streamlined service.

Discover more>>

Settle claim disputes straightforwardly

Our Civil Money Claims online service went live in April, meaning a simplified process for individuals and businesses to claim money, settle disputes and access mediation.

Read more>>