Central Family Court

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Address

First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6NP

Additional information

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For urgent without notice applications, e.g. non-molestation orders and prohibited steps orders please contact cfc.urgentapplications@justice.gov.uk 

Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Email

Pre and post court
cfc.courtorders@Justice.gov.uk

(Court Orders Department)

Pre and post court
cfc.decreeabsolute@Justice.gov.uk

(Decree Absolutes Search Department)

Financial Remedy
cfc.frc@Justice.gov.uk

(Financial Remedy Court Department)

Listing
cfc.listoffice@Justice.gov.uk

(List Office Department)

Adoption
cfc.adoptions@Justice.gov.uk

(Adoption Department)

Case progression
cfc.privatelaw@Justice.gov.uk

(Children cases)

Case progression
cfc.publiclaw@Justice.gov.uk

(Public Law Department non-online portal applications)

Applications
contactfpl@Justice.gov.uk

(Public Law Online Portal Applications case numbers starting with C5)

Applications
cfc.privateapps@justice.gov.uk

(C100 applications)

Case progression
cfc.hearings@Justice.gov.uk

(Lodging Documents for existing cases)

Telephone

Enquiries
03001235577
Counter appointments
0207 421 8639

(Temporary contact number for urgent appointments only)

Enquiries
020 7421 8552

(Decree Absolute Search Enquiries)

Enquiries
020 7421 8611

(Adoption Enquiries )

Applications
0330 808 4424

(Public Law Online Portal Applications case numbers starting with C5)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 03001235577.

Disabled access

Disabled access and toilet facilities are available. Parking can be arranged by contacting the court 48 hours in advance where spaces are available.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Hearing Loop

Loop hearing facilities are available in the court rooms. Notice is required.

Interview room

This court has private interview room facilities.

Children's waiting room

The court has a Children's Room on the  4th Floor.

Baby changing facility

There are baby changing facilities situated within the disabled toilets.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Central Family Court

Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 115

DX: 160010 Kingsway 7

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