This page sets out how the Courts Service uses Twitter.



We will tweet on various subjects, including the following:

  • changes to court sittings;
  • jury notices;
  • closures and other administrative announcements;
  • notifications of certain judgments and decisions;
  • changes to rules, practice directions and fees;
  • judicial appointments, retirements and other events;
  • job notices;
  • publications, speeches and media releases.

The Courts Service has a separate role to the judiciary. We cannot offer legal advice or respond to individual questions about your personal circumstances or case. We will never comment on current or past court cases, sentencing matters or judgments. 

We ask that you safeguard your personal privacy and the privacy of others by not posting personal information to our Twitter page.

Sending messages to our Twitter account will not be considered as contacting the courts for any official purpose. If you have a particular individual or case-related issue, you can find contact information for the relevant court office on our Find Us page.

Abusive or spam tweets will result in followers being blocked and reported directly to Twitter.

Retweeting & Following

The Courts Service may ‘follow’ or retweet from organisations or individuals of relevance to us. This does not imply endorsement of any kind.

We won’t automatically follow our followers. 

@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome your feedback and read all direct messages and @replies. However we do not have the resources to reply individually to all messages we receive via Twitter.

We will monitor our Twitter account as often as we can, in particular during business hours of the working week. 

Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.