HMCTS monthly bulletin - December 2022

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Keeping you updated with news about the reform programme

Issue 53  | 5 December 2022


Levelling up investment to relocate Blackpool's court building

The new magistrates’ and county court will be modern, efficient, and fitted with the latest courtroom technology - and will help deliver effective justice for local residents.

News headlines

Christmas and New Year opening times 2022

See details of courts and tribunals opening times over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

Watch our video on the financial remedy service

We recently ran a drop-in session on submitting applications for contested financial remedy – a video of this session is now available to watch.

Sign up now for our webinar on the probate service

This webinar will provide an overview of how the probate service is performing, the latest data on applications and our plans to improve the service.

Improving the user journey on our money claims service

A recent blog outlines how we've gathered evidence and used performance data to improve the user journey on our Online Civil Money Claims service.

Balancing employment with magistrate duties

Hear from employed magistrates across the country on how they balance working life with their magistrate responsibilities.

Other News

You can find updates on the HMCTS reform programme in the notes of the latest Strategic Engagement Group meeting with legal professional associations.

Defence solicitors and barristers can join one of our Common Platform drop-in support sessions held on Tuesday's at 4:30pm and Thursday's at 9am.

We've published management information for September 2021 to September 2022. We use this information to understand workload volumes and timeliness nationally.

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