Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Visit or contact us:


Darlington Street

Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm


01942 405 405


0161 830 4200


Witness service
0300 332 1000

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01942 405 405.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however two parking spaces are available for blue badge holders (by prior appointment).

Disabled access

The building has level access to the building entrance, lifts to all floors and level access into the courtrooms.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Loop Hearing

The building has hearing enhancement facilities available by prior arrangement. Please contact the court office by telephone or email if necessary.

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 the first and second floor. The width of the lift is 78cm.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on the first and second floor.

Disabled toilet

An accessible toilet is located next to the security entrance.


Vending machines are located on the first floor. Fresh drinking water is available on the first and second floor.

Interview room

A private interview room is available. Please speak to a court usher or security for access.

Waiting Room

Public waiting areas are located on the first and second floor. Please ask security about separate witness waiting areas.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor, located near the security entrance.

Prayer / Quiet room

A multi-faith / quiet room is available.

Video facilities

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

Wireless network connection

Wi-Fi is available in all areas ofthe building.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Wigan and Leigh 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: 1720

DX: 724820 Wigan 9

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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