Today we have entered a period of national mourning.
I am sure you will have seen and heard the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
His death is a moment of sadness for our nation and I know that you will all join me in expressing our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the whole of the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness dedicated more than seven decades to public service in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, both through his service in the Royal Navy and his unwavering support to Her Majesty during her long reign.
A period of national mourning has begun. An online book of condolence is available here: https://www.royal.uk/books-condolence
Guidance will follow on any changes to court and tribunal business during this period.
Lord Burnett of Maldon
The Lord Chief Justice