Festive office opening times and payment dates

Please note our Thistle House office opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period:

Friday 24 December Open until 12.00pm
Monday 27 December CLOSED
Tuesday 28 December CLOSED
Wednesday 29 December Open (standard hours)
Thursday 30 December Open (standard hours)
Friday 31 December Open until 12.00pm
Monday 3 January 2022 CLOSED
Tuesday 4 January 2022 CLOSED

Please see our public or solicitor contact pages for more details on how to get in touch with us.

CLAO and PDSO – please see the CLAO and PDSO websites for details of our direct services’ office opening hours.


If you require urgent assistance during the festive season you can contact us by telephone on the days and times detailed below. Telephone numbers for our teams are listed on our Solicitor Contact us page:

  • Friday 24 December: Phones available from 08:30 – 12:00
  • Wednesday 29 December: Phones available from 08:30 -16:30
  • Thursday 30 December: Phones available from 08:30 -16:30
  • Friday 31 December: Phones available from 08:30 – 12:00

Helpline Advice and Assistance (Civil, Criminal and Children’s)

If a solicitor needs a decision on an urgent increase in authorised expenditure under advice and assistance during the periods when the office is closed they can contact our out of hours emergency line on 07711 424 344.

Festive solicitor payment dates

The following shows the payments dates over the Festive period:

Payment run Credited to bank
Monday 20 December Wednesday 22 December
Wednesday 22 December Friday 24 December
Wednesday 29 December Friday 31 December
Wednesday 5 January Friday 7 January 2022
Friday 7 January 2022 Tuesday 11 January 2022

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