Alternative Careers for Lawyers

Her Majesty's Courts Service

Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) brought together the Magistrates' Courts Service and the Courts Service into a single organisation in April 2005. It is the executive agency of the Ministry of Justice, having responsibility for the administration of the civil, family and criminal courts of England and Wales. Vacancies are advertised directly by HMCS in the press, for example for legal advisers, judicial assistants etc, citing the 'Central Recruitment Unit' as the contact (email and telepone numbers below), or via the umbrella Ministry of Justice website at

Her Majesty’s Courts Service Headquarters
4th Floor
102 Petty France
Tel:  0870 220 4128

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of posting, the information is intended as guidance only. It should not be considered as professional or legal advice.