Court Transcripts

Auscript is the exclusive provider of transcription services for Crown Court criminal proceedings heard throughout the South East region.

What courts are serviced?


How to order a transcript

Crown Court transcripts can be quickly and easily ordered two ways:

Further instructions and guidance notes can be read here.

Payment

For Parties to Proceedings and Interested Parties, payment of the full amount estimated (deposit) is required prior to the commencement of transcript production, unless you are an Account Customer. Payment can be easily made by direct deposit, credit card or BACS* transfer. For Ministry of Justice orders, the agency will be invoiced for services.

Please note: the Court is required to approve some transcripts (and all Judgments) before they can be released to you. The time taken for the approvals process is beyond our control, but we will work with you to expedite this process as much as possible.

*BACS payments received after 5:30pm will be processed the next business day.

Transcript types

A variety of transcript types can be ordered.

Please clearly state the type of transcript you require when obtaining an estimate or submitting an order.

Type of transcript

 

Description and comments

 

Jurisdiction

 

Whole hearing

 

Transcript of the whole hearing from start to finish. For a hearing lasting a day or less, please supply the start and finish times. For a hearing lasting over a day, please supply the different dates and, if possible, the start and finish times for each day. Please note that if you request a transcript of a criminal trial, this will cover the Prosecution opening speech up to and including the verdict.

 

Crime

 

Prosecution Opening of the Facts

 

The Prosecution’s summary of the facts of the case following a guilty plea.

 

Crime

 

Mitigation

 

Transcript of the defence barrister’s speech to the judge putting forward factors on behalf of the defendant about the type of sentence which should be imposed.

 

Crime

 

Judge’s Summing Up

 

The judge’s directions on law and summary of the evidence heard during trial to assist the jury in making their decision.

 

Crime

 

Sentencing Remarks

 

The judge’s decision on sentencing and reasons for imposing the sentence.

 

Crime

 

Antecedents

 

The defendant’s background and previous offences.

 

Crime

 

Proceedings after Verdict

 

Transcript of proceedings and discussion after the jury has delivered its verdict.

 

Crime

 

Evidence

 

Please provide the name of the witness and if relevant state whether you want all the evidence or just evidence in chief/cross examination/re-examination.

 

All

 

Counsels’ Opening/Closing Remarks

 

Please specify the name of the relevant barrister (or their role e.g. Prosecution) and whether you want the opening or closing speech(es).

 

All

 

Judgment A formal decision and reasons given by the judge at the end of the proceedings in a Civil or Family case (or in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division).

 

Civil, Family, CACD, Tribunal

 

 

Legal Argument(s) and Ruling

 

The submissions (argument) made to a Judge/Master by a legal representative or party on a specific issue during the proceedings and a transcript of the decision (ruling) given by the Judge/Master. Please indicate if you are seeking just the arguments or just the ruling.

 

 

All

 

Confiscation Ruling

 

Transcript of the Ruling given by the Judge in a Confiscation hearing.

 

Other – provide details

 

For any other transcript request, describe the precise nature of the proceedings for which the request is being made. Include the start and finish times for the relevant part of the proceedings.

 

 

All

 

Who can request a transcript?

A transcript can be ordered by anyone, however there are occasions when the Court’s permission to obtain a transcript is required.  You will be advised of that requirement, should the need arise.

Delivery Turnaround Timeframes

For Crown Court proceedings heard within the South East jurisdiction, the following turnaround times are available:

  • Overnight (24 hours)*
  • Within 48 hours*
  • Within 3 working days*
  • Within 7 working days*
  • Within 12 working days*

Turnaround time commences from when we receive both the deposit (for non-Account Customers) and suitable audio.

Please note: There may be a lead time of up to 10+ days for audio recordings in open court in the Crown Court. Please also note that these turnaround times do not apply to any transcript that required the Judge’s approval prior to release (eg Judgments).

*Conditions apply.

+ How to order a transcript

How to order a transcript

Crown Court transcripts can be quickly and easily ordered two ways:

Further instructions and guidance notes can be read here.

Payment

For Parties to Proceedings and Interested Parties, payment of the full amount estimated (deposit) is required prior to the commencement of transcript production, unless you are an Account Customer. Payment can be easily made by direct deposit, credit card or BACS* transfer. For Ministry of Justice orders, the agency will be invoiced for services.

Please note: the Court is required to approve some transcripts (and all Judgments) before they can be released to you. The time taken for the approvals process is beyond our control, but we will work with you to expedite this process as much as possible.

*BACS payments received after 5:30pm will be processed the next business day.

+ Transcript types

Transcript types

A variety of transcript types can be ordered.

Please clearly state the type of transcript you require when obtaining an estimate or submitting an order.

Type of transcript

 

Description and comments

 

Jurisdiction

 

Whole hearing

 

Transcript of the whole hearing from start to finish. For a hearing lasting a day or less, please supply the start and finish times. For a hearing lasting over a day, please supply the different dates and, if possible, the start and finish times for each day. Please note that if you request a transcript of a criminal trial, this will cover the Prosecution opening speech up to and including the verdict.

 

Crime

 

Prosecution Opening of the Facts

 

The Prosecution’s summary of the facts of the case following a guilty plea.

 

Crime

 

Mitigation

 

Transcript of the defence barrister’s speech to the judge putting forward factors on behalf of the defendant about the type of sentence which should be imposed.

 

Crime

 

Judge’s Summing Up

 

The judge’s directions on law and summary of the evidence heard during trial to assist the jury in making their decision.

 

Crime

 

Sentencing Remarks

 

The judge’s decision on sentencing and reasons for imposing the sentence.

 

Crime

 

Antecedents

 

The defendant’s background and previous offences.

 

Crime

 

Proceedings after Verdict

 

Transcript of proceedings and discussion after the jury has delivered its verdict.

 

Crime

 

Evidence

 

Please provide the name of the witness and if relevant state whether you want all the evidence or just evidence in chief/cross examination/re-examination.

 

All

 

Counsels’ Opening/Closing Remarks

 

Please specify the name of the relevant barrister (or their role e.g. Prosecution) and whether you want the opening or closing speech(es).

 

All

 

Judgment A formal decision and reasons given by the judge at the end of the proceedings in a Civil or Family case (or in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division).

 

Civil, Family, CACD, Tribunal

 

 

Legal Argument(s) and Ruling

 

The submissions (argument) made to a Judge/Master by a legal representative or party on a specific issue during the proceedings and a transcript of the decision (ruling) given by the Judge/Master. Please indicate if you are seeking just the arguments or just the ruling.

 

 

All

 

Confiscation Ruling

 

Transcript of the Ruling given by the Judge in a Confiscation hearing.

 

Other – provide details

 

For any other transcript request, describe the precise nature of the proceedings for which the request is being made. Include the start and finish times for the relevant part of the proceedings.

 

 

All

 

+ Who can request a transcript?

Who can request a transcript?

A transcript can be ordered by anyone, however there are occasions when the Court’s permission to obtain a transcript is required.  You will be advised of that requirement, should the need arise.

+ Delivery turnaround timeframes

Delivery Turnaround Timeframes

For Crown Court proceedings heard within the South East jurisdiction, the following turnaround times are available:

  • Overnight (24 hours)*
  • Within 48 hours*
  • Within 3 working days*
  • Within 7 working days*
  • Within 12 working days*

Turnaround time commences from when we receive both the deposit (for non-Account Customers) and suitable audio.

Please note: There may be a lead time of up to 10+ days for audio recordings in open court in the Crown Court. Please also note that these turnaround times do not apply to any transcript that required the Judge’s approval prior to release (eg Judgments).

*Conditions apply.