Tanya Seevaratnam

Published 12 December 2022

Court Closing Times Christmas 2022 and New Year 2023

Please note that the law courts and tribunals in England and Wales will close on the following dates during the Christmas and New Year period:

  • Monday 26 December 2022
  • Tuesday 27 December 2022
  • Wednesday 28 December 2022
  • Monday 2 January 2023

Closures on Wednesday 28 December 2022 affect County and Family Courts, Crown Courts, High Court, Court of Appeal (Royal Courts of Justice and Rolls Building) and tribunals.

Some magistrate courts will be open on 26 and 27 December 2022 and 2 January 2023, but for remand hearings only. Magistrate courts will be open on 28 December 2022.

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

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