Brighton-Hearing Centre

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1 Edward Street

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Brighton County and Family Court
William Street

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Counter service by appointment only

There is no public counter in this building. For urgent matters only there is a counter service by prior appointment at Brighton County Court (William Street, Brighton BN2 0RF). Telephone 01273-388421 between 9am and 4.30pm



(for all other Children and family enquiries)


(C100 applications)

Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)


0300 1235577

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.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Hearing Loop

Loop hearing facilities are available. Hardwired into Court 2 and a mobile unit on request for other courtrooms.

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.


Lifts are available in this building to access all public floors

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on all public floors

Disabled toilet

An accessible toilet is available and located on the second floor


A chilled water dispenser is available in each waiting area. (Not available at this time due to Covid restrictions)

Interview room

Interview rooms are available on the first, second and third floors. This building has public waiting areas outside all hearing rooms

Children's waiting room

A childrens room is available at this Court.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available in the public toilets (male and female) on the first floor

Video facilities

Court hearing room video conferencing facilities 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-Hearing Centre

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Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 150

DX: 142600 Brighton 12

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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