HMCTS Weekly Operational Update - Week commencing Monday 31 January 2022

HMCTS weekly operational update

HMCTS operational summary for week commencing Monday 31 January 2022

Next week's update will be issued on Friday 4 February 2022.


  • 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. You will receive an automatic email notifying you before your account is deregistered: login to the system, and your account will remain live.


  • Updated: We're hosting a webinar on E-Filing for the Court of Appeal to assist practitioners to use the new service once it becomes mandatory on Monday 14 February 2022. The webinar will take place on Friday 11 February 2022. Register for the event now. More information for practitioners is available on the amendment to Practice Direction 510.


  • Updated: Our online 'Find a Will' service will be temporarily unavailable between Sunday 30 January 2022 and Friday 4 February 2022 due to essential planned maintenance. During this period, you can still apply to find a will by completing Form PA1S.
  • Reminder: On Wednesday 26 January 2022 probate fees increased. Applications will cost a single, flat rate of £273. Estates valued at less than £5,000 will continue to be exempt from the fee.
  • Reminder: On Wednesday 12 January 2022, MyHMCTS was updated to comply with the Inheritance Tax excepted estates regulations. New guidance for submitting applications is available on GOV.UK.


  • Reminder: Our E-Filing service is now live in the Upper Tribunals (Immigration and Asylum Chamber). A guidance note from the President has been published on the Judiciary website.

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