Brighton Magistrates' Court

Visit or contact us:


The Law Courts
Edward Street

Opening times

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



01273 670 888

(from 9am to 5pm)

Legal aid

0121 232 5667

(from 9am to 5pm)

Fine queries

01622 680070

(from 9am to 5pm)

Pay a fine

0300 790 9901

(from 9am to 5pm)

Witness service

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01273 670 888.

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

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Loop Hearing


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

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Brighton Magistrates' Court

This location handles:

  • Crime
  • Single justice procedure

Make a complaint:

Contact us to make a complaint

Court codes for legal professionals:

Magistrates' Court location code: 2950

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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