Who is in the courtroom?

4 May 2024

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Are you going to court? It can help to know the roles and duties of people in the courtroom and what to expect.

You are not expected to know all the formalities of the courtroom, but some of these will be explained to you during the case. Find out what each person does in a courtroom on our website.

You can also watch a virtual reality video of 'Who is in the courtroom' on the Courts Service website. It explains the roles of the people who work in the courtroom during a criminal trial.