HMCTS Weekly Operational Update - Week commencing Monday 21 February 2022


HMCTS weekly operational update

HMCTS operational summary for week commencing Monday 21 February 2022

Next week's update will be issued on Friday 25 February 2022.

  • Updated: From Saturday 26 February 2022 our service centres will be open longer on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to help with divorce and probate queries. You can contact us by phone, email or webchat from 8am to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.
  • Reminder: Our latest guidance for all court and tribunal users during the COVID-19 pandemic is available on GOV.UK and will be updated when new advice is available.

Crime

  • 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.

Civil

  • Updated: We're hosting two training sessions on E-Filing for the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber to assist practitioners to use the new service once it becomes mandatory. The webinars will take place on Monday 28 February 2022 and Thursday 3 March 2022 both at 10am.
  • Reminder: Since Monday 14 February 2022, professional users filing to the Court of Appeal must use our E-Filing service. The electronic service removes the need for paperwork and prevents delays. It can also be used by litigants in person. The digital service enables users to pay fees online and keep up to date on progress via automatic email alerts. Our recent training event on using E-Filing is now available to watch.
  • Reminder: A new feature has been added to the civil damages claims service digital system on MyHMCTS. Legal representatives can now issue multi-party claims covering one claimant versus two defendants or two claimants versus one defendant. Legal representatives can also use the service to issue claims and receive defences from other legal representatives. Sign up to MyHMCTS now.

Judicial guidance and announcements


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