HMCTS Weekly Operational Update - Week commencing Monday 17 October 2022

HMCTS weekly operational update

HMCTS operational summary for week commencing Monday 17 October 2022

Next week’s update will be issued on Friday 21 October 2022.


  • Updated: Defence solicitors and barristers can join one of our regular online support sessions to get help with using Common Platform. We’ll answer your questions, offer advice and help with troubleshooting. Sessions take place on Tuesdays at 4:30pm and Thursdays at 9am from 18 October - email us to book a session.


  • Updated: Register to join a drop-in session for the Financial Remedy service on 24 October. This will provide an overview of the service and answer any queries on submitting and managing applications.
  • Reminder: From Tuesday 25 October 2022, we’re updating the Probate caveat application process (to challenge someone else’s probate application) to make it simpler and more consistent for all users. Probate practitioners and personal applicants can access the updated PA8A form to apply to stop an application for a grant of representation for up to 6 months and use the new PA8B form to apply for a caveat extension. All applications will need to be submitted to: HMCTS Probate, PO Box 12625, Harlow, CM20 9QE. Read guidance for more information on caveat applications.
  • Reminder: If you’re working on a Family Public Law case you can add yourself on MyHMCTS. Read the guidance to complete a notice of acting or notice of change.
  • Reminder: Service Centre staff cannot upload draft orders to the Family Public Law service. You must follow the guidance and upload draft orders to MyHMCTS for the judge to review and approve.

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