If you have received a postal requisition (also known as a summons) to attend Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, this article is for you. You may also hear Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court being referred to as South West Magistrates’ Court. Note that the South West Magistrates’ Court also includes Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court, which is located at a different address. Check the postal requisition carefully to ensure that you attend the correct court.
If you have received a postal requisition, it means that you are legally obliged to attend court at the date and time specified. Failure to do so can result in serious penalties. Indeed, failure to attend court is a separate offence, which could result in a fine or even a prison sentence.
The postal requisition will state the offence that you have been accused of. However, it will not provide details of the offence or state what evidence is held by the police against you. It is advisable to instruct a firm of criminal defence solicitors who will help you to find out more about the case against you, and who will assist you in preparing your defence. You have a much better chance of securing a positive outcome in your case if you obtain legal representation.
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The Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court address is The Court House, Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7JP.
If you need to write to the court, write to:
South West Administration Centre
176a Lavender Hill
SW 11 1JU
Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court is located in the London Borough of Wimbledon. It is located near Wimbledon underground and rail station, which is walking distance away. The 156 and 493 buses also stop outside of the court.
Parking is available for a maximum of two hours on Queens Road for £3 and on Centre Court for £2.50. It is difficult to predict how long you will have to stay at court, though. It could well be longer than two hours. Therefore, if possible, it is a better idea to take public transport.
The court building is open between 8:45am to 4:30pm. The court counter is open between 9:15am to 11am and 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
There are a variety of different email addresses, depending on the nature of your query. Make sure to include your name and case reference in the subject and body of your email, to ensure that it is directed to the appropriate person.
If you need to make a payment, such as paying a fine you can email: [email protected]
For all other enquiries, email the general email address: [email protected]
There are a few different contact telephone numbers for Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court depending on the nature of your enquiry.
The general enquiry line is 0300 303 0645, and runs from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
To make a payment, such as paying a fine, call: 0300 123 9252
For queries regarding legal aid, call: 01708 794 299
If you are a witness in criminal proceedings, call: 0300 332 1388
The court is also contactable by fax on: 0870 324 0299
On your court date, make sure to leave plenty of time for your journey in case of unanticipated delays. Ideally, make a plan with your solicitor in advance for where and at what time to meet. If you have not had the chance to do this, when you arrive at court, your best bet is to ask the security guards at court where you should go. You should have time to meet with your solicitor so that they can take your instructions before going into the court session.