HMCTS GUIDANCE: CLOSURE OF COUNTERS IN THE QBD AND COURT OF APPEAL

In press Notices sent out at 21.55 this evening HMCTS announced the closure of counters at the QBD and  Court of Appeal.  These are both set out in full below.

QBD

“The Queen’s Bench Division is making some temporary changes from Thursday 19 March 2020 until further notice.

 

The following counters will close, but services will continue from nearby counters and offices.

 

These counters will temporarily close:

 

 

E07 – Queen’s Bench Issues, Enforcement and Masters Listing

E15 – Queen’s Bench Enforcement, Deed Poll and Bills of Sale

E14 – Foreign Process

WGO8 – Queen’s Bench Listing

C324 – Administrative Court Issues

WGO7 – Administrative Court Listing

 

Please use these nearby counters instead:

 

  • E01 (The Fees Office counter): Claim forms and other related documentation.
  • Bear Garden (East Block): Bundles for Queen’s Bench Masters hearings
  • Court 37 (West Green building): Bundles for Queen’s Bench and Administrative Court hearings

 

Contacting the court

 

You can still contact us by email using a dedicated email address for each court:

 

AdministrativeCourtOffice.GeneralOffice@hmcts.x.gsi.gov.uk

AdministrativeCourtOffice.ListOffice@hmcts.x.gsi.gov.uk

QBEnquiries@justice.gov.uk

QBJudgesListingOffice@justice.gov.uk

ForeignProcess.RCJ@justice.gov.uk

FeesRCJ@justice.gov.uk

 

COURT OF APPEAL

The Civil Division of the Court of Appeal has made some temporary changes from Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice.

 

The following counter will temporarily close and a ‘drop-box’ service will be continued in the same location:

 

  • E307 Civil Appeals Registry

 

Contacting the court

 

You can still contact us by email using the dedicated email addresses below:

 

civilappeals.registry@justice.gov.uk  (New cases)

 

civilappeals.cmsa@justice.gov.uk  (High Court and Employment Appeals)

 

civilappeals.cmsb@justice.gov.uk  (County Court and Family Court Appeals)

 

civilappeals.cmsc@justice.gov.uk  (Immigration and Asylum Appeals, Public Law Cases and Judicial Reviews)

 

civilappeals.listing@justice.gov.uk (Listing and Hearings)

 

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