We are aware of some users experiencing slowness and intermittent server errors when using the DCS application. Our suppliers are investigating as a priority.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.




The DCS Multi-Defendant solution was rolled out to all Crown Courts between July and September.


This means that for new cases there will be single file in multi-defendant cases with the ability to merge existing individual files or separate joint files.  The solution allows a party uploading a document to determine who can see it.  For example a defendant uploading a Defence Statement can decide whether other defendants can see it or not.


  • For a summary of what is happening click here
  • For technical guidance click here


Welcome to the
Crown Court Digital Case System

Click on this link to the Guidance Page to view the following:

  • Standard File Structure (revised March 2018) – setting out to which section items should be uploaded.
  • Better Case Management Handbook.
  • Simplified Standard Witness Table (revised March 2018).
  • Defence and prosecution Certificates of Readiness.
  • A link to the Training Materials including Quick Reference Guides and videos.