King’s Bench Division: Information for court users

King's Bench DivisionNews

From 14 November 2022, the King’s Bench counter service will be reopening to the public on an appointment only basis.

The following services will be available:

  • King’s Bench Issues:
    – Assistance for claims (non-represented litigants only – professional users must use CE-File)
    – Swearing Affidavits
  • King’s Bench Enforcement:
    – Stay of Execution only
  • Deeds Poll:
    – Swearing of Declarations
    – Assistance with Deed Polls applications

Attending the Counter

The Counter is open to the public between the hours of 10am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays)

Access to counter, appointment only basis

An appointment to attend the counter can be made by contacting the required department via telephone or via email, (see contact details) between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). Court users must wait for confirmation of their appointment before attending the counter.

Once an appointment has been booked, court users are advised to enter the Royal Courts of Justice through the main entrance and to make their way directly to Room WG07 in the West Green Building.

General Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact the relevant office by telephone between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) or email the designated email address.


King’s Bench Division – 0203 936 8957. Please listen out for the office you require and select the relevant number from the options provided.

Email addresses:

  1. King’s Bench Issues –
  2. King’s Bench Enforcement –
  3. Deed Polls –