Have you received a postal requisition asking you to attend City of London Magistrates’ Court? If so, this article is for you. A postal requisition is also known as a summons. It is a legal document requiring you to attend court at a certain date and time. This article explains what you should do if you receive a postal requisition asking you to attend City of London Magistrates’ Court.
A postal requisition legally obliges you to attend court at the stated date and time. It is usually the start of a prosecution against you by the state. Whatever you do, do not ignore it! The consequences of failing to attend court following a postal requisition can be severe. These can include a fine or even in some circumstances a prison sentence. It can also lead to a warrant being put out for your arrest.
If you receive a postal requisition, it is a good idea to obtain specialist legal advice as soon as possible. A criminal defence solicitor can help you obtain information from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) about the case against you. They will be able to advise you on the strength of the prosecution’s case, and your options for mounting a defence.
Stuart Miller Solicitors can represent you at your upcoming case at City of London Magistrates’ Court. We are an experienced firm of criminal defence solicitors with many years of experience working with defendants in a wide array of criminal cases. Whether you have been charged with a summary only or indictable offence, look no further than our expert team. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
The street address for City of London Magistrates’ Court is:
1 Queen Victoria Street
If you need to write to the court, direct your enquiry to:
181 Marylebone Road
City of London Magistrates’ Court is based in the City of London, very close to Bank London Underground Station. Bank is on the Northern Line, Central Line, Waterloo and City Line, and the DLR. It is also located close to Cannon Street Station. The City of London Magistrates’ Court is served by the following bus routes: 21, 43, 141, 25, 26, 8, 11.
It is usually very difficult to find reasonably priced parking in the City of London. Parking is available at the Vintry Thames Exchange, at a price of £6.40 for two hours. This is a 10 minute walk from the court. Bear in mind when arranging your parking that you may have to wait around for some time at court. If you do choose to drive to court, you will also need to pay the congestion charge, which costs £15.
The City of London Magistrates’ Court is open 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. It is closed on weekends and public holidays.
The court counter is open from 9am to 11.30am and from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. If you need to make an application to the court, you must attend between these hours.
If you have a general enquiry, you can contact City of London Magistrates’ Court at: [email protected].
For payments, email: [email protected].
If you wish to contact the Citizen’s Advice Bureau you can contact: [email protected].
There are various telephone numbers for City of London Magistrates’ Court depending on the nature of your enquiry.
For general queries, call 0300 303 0645. This phone line is open 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
If you have a question regarding a payment such as a fine, call: 0300 123 9252.
You can reach the witness service on: 0300 332 1170.
You can also contact the court by fax on: 0870 761 7629.
It can be nerve-wracking arriving at court. If possible, make a plan in advance with your criminal defence solicitor of where and what time to meet. If this is not possible, make sure you arrive at court promptly and ask the security guard for directions. Prior to entering the court session, you should have the opportunity to meet with your solicitor so that they can take your instructions.