Ipswich County Court and Family Hearing Centre

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8 Arcade Street

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Family Court cases

Chelmsford County Court
Priory Place
New London Road

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Civil cases

Norwich Combined Court
The Law Courts

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Counter service by appointment only

for urgent Civil and Family matters


Breathing space enquiries
Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)


0344 892 4000

(from 9am to 5pm)

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 0344 892 4000.


The court has limited disabled parking and will need to be booked in advance.

Disabled access

Disabled access and disabled toilet

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

This building has hearing enhancement facilities which are available by prior arrangement. Please contact the court office by telephone or e-mail if necessary. Please be aware that these facilities may not be compatible with all hearing devices.


Vending machine is available on the 2nd floor.

Interview room

Ten interview rooms are available at this court.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the first floor  

Video facilities

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

Wireless network connection

Access to GovWiFi available.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Ipswich County Court and Family Hearing Centre

This location handles

Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 233

DX: 97730 Ipswich 3

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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