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Important Customer Information: New Website Launch

Please note that the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service have now launched our new website here:

This site you are currently on will be decommissioned on 29th December 2017. Therefore customers are urged to start using our new site as soon as possible.

The Lord Chief Justice’s Office has launched a new website

This website has been developed to support the work of the judiciary and will provide the official source of information about the judiciary, judicial decisions and other specific judicial matters. It will also contain information on the Judicial Studies Board.


Go to NI Direct

go to NI DirectJuror Notices Online

Online returns for Juror Notices have now closed.


Online Services

Online Services

Our online services are available 24 hours a day.
Login/register using the button at the top of this page then click here for access to our public court list, copy orders, small claims, EJO debt register searching, public searching, ICOS accounts, EJO and ICOS case tracking services.

Small Claims

Small Claims Online

This facility allows customers to make a claim to recover money owed to them up to a fixed amount of £3,000. Use this link to go to the small claims section of our online services page.

This link will open a PDF version of our booklet A guide to proceedings in the High Court for people without a legal representative.

A guide to proceedings in the High Court

This guide, provides some basic information about court rules and procedure to assist those who find themselves in the position of starting or continuing litigation without legal representation in the High Court.

Court Rules

Court Rules and Guidance

Guidance for personal litigants and other court users.

Copyright in the original Rules belongs to the Crown.

Customer Service

Customer Service

This section outlines our commitment to customer service. You can view our customer service strategy and service standards here.

Matrimonial and Civil Partnership proceedings


To complement Practice Direction 01/2011 the Matrimonial and civil partnership section on our website has been developed to provide easier access to procedural guidance and forms.


Key Matters

Public Consultations

Temporary Closure of Old Townhall Building

Telephoning the Royal Courts of Justice

Child Abduction

Court Lists

Information on Repossession

Magistrates' Court Statement of Means​​​

 Londonderry Magistrates’ Court Domestic Violence Listing Pilot

Reporting a Death

CJSM secure email system

General Practitioner's Clinical Summary


Single Jurdisdiction

Single Jurisdiction Update

Online ACD Guide


Court Fees

Court fees will increase on 1st April 2017.


Find out more about the new court fees here. 


Court Fee Forms

Do I Have to Pay Court Fees?



Alternatives to Court in Northern Ireland

A guidance booklet has been published by the Northern Ireland Ombudsman. This booklet gives you an outline of alternative methods of resolving disputes other than using the courts.

The options for businesses, and the information requirements, for resolving disputes out of court can be found here.