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Xmas 2022 opening times for Courts confirmed

English courts and tribunals will temporarily close on various dates over the Christmas period.

The closure dates for this year are:

  • Monday 26 December 2022

  • Tuesday 27 December 2022

  • Wednesday 28 December 2022

  • Monday 2 January 2023

Some magistrates’ courts will be open on 26 and 27 December 2022 and 2 January 2023, but for remand hearings only.

Closures on Wednesday 28 December 2022 only affect County and Family Courts, Crown Courts, High Court, Court of Appeal (Royal Courts of Justice and Rolls Building) and tribunals. Magistrates’ courts will open on this day.

In Scotland, tribunal offices will also be closed on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

Hearings that take place over the Christmas period may take place in person, or via video or telephone. Your hearing notice will confirm this.

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