Manchester Civil Justice Centre (Civil and Family Courts)

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1 Bridge Street West
M60 9DJ

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

Counter service by appointment only

Strictly Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm (call 0300 123 5577)

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (please note that the cut-off time for payment of fees is 4pm)



(Civil Enquiries including Housing)

County court

(Attachment of earnings (civil))

Breathing space enquiries
Business and property courts

(No housing queries)


(Including C100 applications)

Family public law (children in care)

(Paper process)

Family public law (children in care)

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)


(Family Orders)

Family court

(Family divorce and financial remedy)


(Family Transcripts)


(Court of Protection)


(Family Listings)

Social security and child support


0161 240 5000


0161 240 5484


0300 123 5577

(Civil Enquiries including Housing)

Business and property courts
0161 240 5307
King's bench
0161 240 5313

(Including ACO)

Family public law (children in care)
0330 808 4424

(Digital process for case numbers starting with C5)

0161 240 5423
0161 240 5438


0161 240 5420

(New Children & Family Applications)

Social security and child support
0300 123 1142
Family court
0161 240 5424

(NW Regional Divorce Centre 0300 303 0642 for the issuing of petitions)

Family public law (children in care)
0161 240 5431

(Paper process)

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0161 240 5000.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building.  There is an NCP car park available on Bridge Street or for alternative car parking in the city centre please see the following link:

Disabled access

This building has lifts to all floors, and level access in to court rooms and hearing rooms. 

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Lanyards available on request.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

This court has loop hearing facilities and a portable hearing enhancement system available by prior arrangement.

Security arch

For safety and security, all users 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 floors.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on all floors.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilets are available and are located on all floors. Lifts are available to these floors.


The cafeteria is open Monday to Friday (except Public and Bank Holidays) 8:30am until 2pm. Chilled water is available.

Interview room

Interview/consultation rooms are available at this court.

Waiting Room

This building has a public waiting area on the ground floor and a separate witness waiting area. Please ask for details. This building has a public waiting area outside each court or hearing room.

Children's waiting room

A separate waiting room is available for people who have had to bring children with them. Children must be supervised at all times. 

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available and located on the ground floor.

Prayer / Quiet room

A quiet room for prayer or contemplation is available at this court.

Video facilities

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

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the building. Please see the notices and follow the link.

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Court codes for legal professionals

County Court location code: 262

Family Court location code: 262

DX: 724783 Manchester 44

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