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The Department of Justice has published a Victim Charter. The Charter sets out the entitlements and services that victims of crime in Northern Ireland can expect to receive from a range of service providers and can be found here.

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The NICTS website will soon be decommissioned as we prepare to consolidate our web presence by launching our new pages on the existing Department of Justice site here: on 4th December 2017.  

To begin our migration to the new site we have made all of our Online Services available on the new website at and suggest that users 'bookmark' this page rather than accessing them from this site.   

Toxicology tests in court proceedings - Investigation
The Department of Justice has been notified of a criminal investigation by Greater Manchester Police in relation to alleged manipulation of scientific data by individuals who worked at laboratories (Randox Testing Services and Trimega Laboratories Limited) which undertook toxicology tests, which may have been used as evidence in court proceedings.
While the criminal investigation is ongoing, as a precautionary measure, results from all tests carried out by Trimega between 2010 and 2014 and most drug tests from RTS between 2013 and 2017 are being treated as potentially unreliable.
There are no implications for either criminal or coroners cases in Northern Ireland. Forensic Science Northern Ireland, an executive agency of the Department of Justice, are responsible for toxicology testing for both the PSNI and State Pathologist in Northern Ireland and have no current or historical connection with Randox or Trimega.
At this time, the Department of Justice understands it is possible that toxicology tests potentially affected by this issue may have been commissioned for family cases in Northern Ireland, although it is unlikely that decisions about the welfare of children will have been taken solely on the basis of toxicology test results. 
In respect of a small number of tests, which may have been carried out for a family case and which have already been identified as being potentially affected, the parties who commissioned the testing have been contacted.   
If any party believes that their case may be impacted they should, in the first instance, consult their legal representative. Where, as a result, a remedial application is to be made to the court, the Department of Justice has indicated that the court fee should be waived. Any queries on the waiver of court fees in such applications should be directed to Operational Policy Branch within the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service on
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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.

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Court Rules and Guidance

Guidance for personal litigants and other court users.

Copyright in the original Rules belongs to the Crown.

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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.


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Single Jurisdiction Update

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Court Fees

Court fees will increase on 1st April 2017.


Find out more about the new court fees here. 


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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.