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A Guide to Barkingside Magistrates’ Court

This article gives you information in respect of what you should do if you receive a postal requisition to Barkingside Magistrates’ Court. A postal requisition is also known as a summons. It is a very important document, and it is essential that you do not ignore it.

What does it mean to receive a postal requisition from Barkingside Magistrates’ Court?

A postal requisition is a document sent out by the court demanding that you appear before the court at a certain time and date. Failure to appear at the time and date stipulated can result in severe penalties, so, even if you believe that the court has made an error in sending you the requisition, it is essential that you attend.

The postal requisition will state the offence that you are alleged to have committed. It will not, however, contain detailed information regarding the case against you. It is a good idea to instruct a criminal defence solicitor who will help you find out more regarding what you have been accused of, and will advise you on your options for mounting a defence.

How do I find a solicitor for Barkingside Magistrates’ Court?

If you have received a postal requisition to attend Barkingside Magistrates’ Court, Stuart Miller Solicitors can represent you. We represent defendants across the Greater London area. No case is too big or too small for us. You will benefit from the firm’s many years of experience representing defendants at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court and other courts in Greater London. Obtaining legal representation will assist you in getting the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us for a free no obligation consultation today.

What is the Barkingside Magistrates’ Court address?

Barkingside is part of the Central Magistrates’ Court administration centre. To contact Barkingside Magistrates’ Court by post, write to:

Central Administration Centre
Thames Magistrates Court
58 Bow Road
London
E3 4DJ

The street address for Barkingside Magistrates’ Court is:

Barkingside Magistrates’ Court
Cranbrook Road
Ilford
IG6 1HW

How do I get to Barkingside Magistrates’ Court?

Barkingside Magistrates’ Court is located in Ilford, Essex. The closest London underground station is Barkingside, which is an 8 minute walk from the court. You can also take the 169 and 247 bus to the court.

Alternatively, you can take national rail to Newbury Park station, which is located just over a mile from Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

Where do I find Barkingside Magistrates’ Court parking?

It is fortunately relatively easy to find parking around Barkingside Magistrates’ Court. On Court Way, you can park for £1.45 for up to two hours. This is located right by the court itself. You can also park for free if you shop at Sainsbury’s, which is three minutes’ walk from the court.

What are the Barkingside Magistrates’ Court opening hours?

The court is open from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, not including public holidays. The court counter is open from 9am to 11am and 1:30pm to 2:30pm. This means that certain activities such as lodging applications to the court must be done within these prescribed hours.

What is the Barkingside Magistrates’ Court email address?

If you have a query regarding a payment to Barkingside Magistrates’ court, you can email:

[email protected]

Otherwise, for all other queries to Barkingside Magistrates’ Court, email: [email protected].

These email addresses serve multiple different courts, so it’s important to include your name and your case reference in the title line of your email. This will ensure it reaches the right person and will avoid delays.

What is the Barkingside Magistrates’ Court phone number?

For general enquiries by telephone, contact Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on: 0300 303 0645

If you need to pay a fine, you can reach the court on: 0300 790 9901

For any other queries regarding the payment of fines, call: 0300 123 9252

You can also fax the court on: 0870 324 0220

What do I do when I arrive at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court?

If possible, make an arrangement for what time and where to meet your legal representative ahead of time. On the court date, you will probably find it reassuring if this plan is already place. If this has not been possible (because you have only secured legal representation at late notice, for example), don’t worry: it will be easy to find your legal representative within the court building. You can ask the security guards for directions. Prior to entering the court session, you should have the opportunity to have a consultation with your legal representative so that they can take your instructions.

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