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Terms and Conditions

Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use. Please be aware that coverage of the Privacy Statement extends beyond the HMCS website.


The contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor for any errors, omissions, or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect, including any feature or aspect of such site or pages, whether provided by Her Majesty's Courts Service, other Departments or Agencies or by any organisation, company or individual. No mention of any organisation, company or individual, whether on these pages or on other sites to which these pages are linked shall imply any approval or warranty as to the standing and capability of any such organisations, company or individual on the part of the Agency.

Crown Copyright

The material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Permission to reproduce Crown copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party.

Her Majesty's Courts Service encourages users to establish hypertext links to this site

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on Office of Public Sector Information website.

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Privacy Statement

The HMCS website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which HMCS uses to evaluate use of the site.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information from the site.

You may be asked for personal information if you want to take advantage of specific services we offer. In each case we will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have told us you wish to take part in.

Information you provide to the courts for the administration of justice may be used for statistical and/or research purposes.

Apart from the latter, this privacy policy only covers the information on the HMCS website. Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy.

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Hyperlinking to us

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Her Majesty's Courts Service pages must load into the user's entire window.

We are not repsonsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

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Virus Protection Statement

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibilitiy for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Welsh Language Services

Pages on this site are available in Welsh and it is our policy that the majority of the site will be available in Welsh. For queries relating to the Welsh language pages please contact the Welsh Language Unit on 01286 669800 and by email

Welsh Language Policy Statement

Her Majesty’s Courts Service has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business and the administration of justice in Wales it will treat the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality.

The aim of the policy is to enable everyone who receives a service from Her Majesty’s Courts Service in Wales, or communicates with it, to do so through the medium of English or Welsh, according to their personal choice.

For queries relating to Welsh language services please contact Margaret Davies on 029 2067 8340 and by email

Click here for the Welsh Language Scheme

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