Brighton County Court

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William Street

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Counter service by appointment only

For urgent matters only



(C100 applications)


(For all other children or family enquiries)


(For providing contact details for family cases only)

Breathing space enquiries

(For Civil enquiries)

Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)


0300 1235577
Counter appointments
01273 388421

(Please call between 9am and 4.30pm, to make an appointment)

Family public law (children in care)
0330 808 4424

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0300 1235577.

Disabled access

For disabled access please call 01273 388421

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Hearing Loop

Although the building does not currently have hearing loop facilities, please contact the Court Office by telephone or email if loop hearing facilities are required as this could be accommodated in Brighton Hearing Centre

Security arch

For safety and security, all customers and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter this building. We have a security arch. Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.


A lift is available in this building to access the first floor.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available and located on the first floor.

Disabled toilet

An accessible toilet is available and located on the ground floor.


A chilled water dispenser is available in each waiting area. 

Interview room

1 interview room is available for urgent appointments only. Seven consultation rooms are available on the first floor.

Waiting Room

This building has a public waiting area outside all hearing rooms.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor in the accessible toilet.

Video facilities

Court hearing room video conferencing facilities are available (by prior arrangement)

Wireless network connection

WiFi is available in all areas of the building. Please see WiFi notices in the waiting areas for details.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Brighton County Court

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Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 150

Family Court location code: 554

DX: 98070 Brighton 3

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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