HMCTS Operational Update

  • 03/11/2022

Criminal Practitioners Reminder

  • Reminder: 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 – email us to book a session


Family Practitioners Reminder

  • Reminder: Probate practitioners should submit all applications made on form PA1P or PA1A to: Newcastle Probate Registry, Kings Court, Earl Grey Way, North Shields, NE29 6AR. Find step-by-step guidance on applying for probate with MyHMCTS and on when to use the forms.
  • Reminder: Register to join a webinar to update on the probate service for charities on Tuesday 15 November. This will provide an overview of the probate service to the charity sector, sharing data on applications and future plans.
  • Reminder: We’ve updated 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.

Cross Cutting Services Reminder