Records of The Court Service and Successors
|Title:||Records of The Court Service and Successors|
Records of the The Court Service and successors.
Judicial Statistics Database: LE 1.
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For records created or inherited by the Tribunals Service, please see TR
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service, 2011-
HM Courts Service, 2005-2011
Lord Chancellor's Department, 1972-2003
The Court Service, 1995-2005
|Physical description:||8 series|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Court Service was established as an Executive Agency of the Lord Chancellor's Department on 3 April 1995, to provide administrative support to the Supreme Court of England and Wales, county courts and a number of tribunals in England and Wales.
On 1 April 2005 the Magistrates' Courts Service and The Court Service were brought together into one single organisation for the first time, to become HM Courts Service, an executive agency of the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA).
On 1 April 2011 Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service was created to bring together HM Courts Service and the Tribunals Service into one integrated agency.