If you have received a postal requisition to attend Thames Magistrates’ Court you might be wondering what it means to receive such a requisition, how to get to the court, and what you need to do when you arrive.
What does it mean to receive a postal requisition from Thames Magistrates’ Court?
Receiving a postal requisition for Thames Magistrates’ Court means that you are legally required to attend that specific court on the day and time listed in the letter.
Check the postal requisition for information on what offence you are alleged to have committed and remember that the postal requisition will not tell you why you have been accused of the particular crime, nor will it tell you what evidence exists against you.
As soon as you receive a postal requisition, contact a specialist criminal defence solicitor to help you understand how to respond to the charges that will be brought against you at Thames Magistrates’ Court.
If you are looking for a criminal defence solicitor for Thames Magistrates’ Court, look no further than the team at Stuart Miller Solicitors. We have served thousands of clients at Thames Magistrates’ Court over the years, including high profile cases that later get escalated to the Crown Court. To arrange a free consultation, get in touch today.
Thames Magistrates’ Court is located at 58 Bow Road, London, E3 4DJ. Written correspondence and documentation can be sent to the same address.
Thames Magistrates’ Court is located in the London borough of Tower Hamlets and is well served by public transport. Numerous buses travel via Bow Road on their way to busy areas like Whitechapel and Stratford, and there are several London Underground stops within a few minutes’ walk, including Bow Road (District, Hammersmith & City) and Mile End Station (District, Hammersmith & City, Central).
Parking on the Bow Road (A11) is very difficult indeed in the daytime, but there are some limited paid parking spots within a 10-20-minute walk. Very limited free spots are available on Roman Road (approximately a 25-minute walk away), and reasonably priced parking is available closer to the Queen Mary, University of London, campus in Mile End (approximately a 10-minute walk away). It is best to avoid driving to Thames Magistrates’ Court if at all possible.
The court’s opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. The court counter is open from 9am to 11am and 1:30pm to 2:30pm for all enquiries.
There are several email addresses for Thames Magistrates’ Court, depending on the department.
There are several phone numbers for Thames Magistrates’ Court, which depend on the nature of your enquiry:
You may also fax Thames Magistrates’ Court at: 0870 324 0220
If you have not been instructed by your solicitor about what to do at Thames Magistrates’ Court, the best thing is to go through the security checks upon entrance (which may involve a pad down and having your bag scanned), and then contact the court front desk. They can show you where to wait for court appearances and where to meet your solicitor. They can also show you the restrooms and other facilities, if needed.