Catalogue description Records of The Court Service and Successors

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Title: Records of The Court Service and Successors

Records of the The Court Service and successors.

Judicial Statistics Database: LE 1.

For decisions of tribunals administered by HM Courts and Tribunals Service, see the Tribunal Decisions Division.

For series created for regularly archived websites, please see the separate Websites Division.

Date: 1986-2011
Related material:

For records created or inherited by the Tribunals Service, please see TR

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

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: 11 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.

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