Brighton Magistrates' Court

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The Law Courts
Edward Street

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5pm. Saturday and Bank holiday open from 8:30am until court finishes.



(Crime customer service centre, if your case number has a mixture of letters and numbers, please use this email)


(Single Justice Service Centre)


(For all other queries, please use this email address)


(to request to appear by video link for a hearing)


01273 811795

(For all other queries please call this number)

03308 084 407

(Crime customer service centre, if your case number has a mixture of letters and numbers, please call this number)

0300 303 0656

(Single Justice Service Centre if your query relates to a Single Justice case)

Legal aid
0121 232 5667

(from 9am to 5pm)

Witness service
0300 332 1000
0300 123 9252

(Customer Contact Centre )

0300 790 9901

(from 9am to 5pm)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01273 811795.

No parking

Paid street parking for restricted hours is available. This court is on several bus routes which are 5 minutes’ walk away. Blue badge parking is available on John Street.

Disabled access

Access is on John Street via ramp with an incline to the building. Access is restricted in this building. Please ring to discuss your needs with a member of staff

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Hearing Loop


Security arch


Public toilets

Public toilets available on all floors.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilet located on the first floor, with radar key access.


Vending (hot, cold and snacks) machines available and access to free drinking water fountains available in public toilets.

Interview room

Interview rooms available on all floors in this building.

Prayer / Quiet room

Prayer room available upon request, please ask a member of staff.

Video facilities

Court hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement)

Wireless network connection

Gov WiFi is available in all areas of the building.

Witness service

Citizen Advice Witness Service available.

Translators or Interpreters

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Brighton Magistrates' Court

This location handles

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

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Court codes for legal professionals

Magistrates' Court location code: 2950

DX: 153460 Brighton 17

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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HMCTS Common Platform

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