Christmas and New Year closures for courts and tribunals 2020

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Crown Courts, magistrates’ courts, County and Family Courts, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Rolls Building, and tribunals will close over the Christmas period, although some emergency courts may operate over the holiday on these days. Please check before travelling. See Find a court or tribunal for details.

The holiday dates for 2020 are:

  • Thursday 24 December 2020
  • Friday 25 December 2020
  • Monday 28 December 2020
  • Friday 1 January 2021

Offices in Scotland will be closed on:

  • Friday 25 December 2020
  • Monday 28 December 2020
  • Friday 1 January 2021
  • Monday 4 January 2021

Any hearings that do take place over the Christmas break will either take place in person, via video or telephone. Your hearing notice will confirm this if your hearing is taking place. See our full information on attending a hearing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 17 November 2020

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