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Public Meetings to discuss the Consultation on the Rationalisation of the Court Estate are to be held during March and April 2015. Details of venues and times can be found here.  

The Tribunal Hearing Centre is relocating. Full details on the move can be found here.

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.

Go to NI Direct

go to NI DirectJuror Notices Online

Have you received a Jury Notice advising you that you have been selected for jury service? You can find information on the Jury process and complete the Form of Return online on the NI Direct website.

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

Means Enquiry Form

Londonderry Magistrates’ Court Domestic Violence Listing Pilot

Reporting a Death

CJSM secure email system


Lord Chief Justice's Office

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland invites applications for an appointment to the following post:
Lord/Lady Justice of Appeal, Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland
Two vacancies will arise in the Court of Appeal on 1 September 2015.
For further information please click here.

Lord Chief Justice’s Office 

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland invites applications for the following:

Summer Internship Scheme 1-18 September 2015

For further information on the scheme please click here.

To access the application form please click here.  


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.