HMCTS Weekly Operational Update - Week commencing Monday 9 May 2022

HMCTS weekly operational update

HMCTS operational summary for week commencing Monday 9 May 2022

Next week’s update will be issued on Friday 13 May 2022.


  • Reminder: Common Platform is now live in 11 additional criminal courts in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. See the full list of participating courts where Common Platform is in use.
  • Reminder: We published guidance for defence professionals on how to use Common Platform, and guidance for organisational administrators at legal firms and chambers on creating user accounts, assigning roles, and other system tasks.
  • Reminder: Defence solicitors and barristers attending court for a Common Platform hearing should use the professional check-in feature, in both the Crown and magistrates’ courts.
  • Reminder: If you have a Common Platform account, you need to login at least once every 90 days to keep it active. If your account is inactive for 90 days, it will be deregistered for security reasons. If you are deregistered, ask your organisation administrator to re-register you.


Judicial guidance and announcements