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This court guide advises you in respect of what you should do if you receive a postal requisition to attend Romford Magistrates’ Court (formerly known as Havering Magistrates’ Court). If you have received a postal requisition, also known as a summons, you may be feeling anxious and worried, and wondering what to do next. This guide sets out the next steps that you should follow.
A postal requisition is a legal summons that requires you to attend court at a certain date and time. If you have received a postal requisition from Romford Magistrates’ Court, do not ignore it! It is advisable to instruct criminal defence solicitors to represent you in your case. The postal requisition will state the crime that you have been accused of, but it will not contain the full details of the offence. A criminal defence solicitor can help you to find out the details of the case against you, and will be able to advise you on your options for mounting a defence.
If you are looking for a criminal defence solicitor to represent you at Romford Magistrates’ Court, contact Stuart Miller Solicitors today. Our team of experienced lawyers has many years of experience in representing defendants in cases large and small, including in Romford Magistrates’ Court. We will guide you through the criminal justice process, providing you with robust advice on your options.
Romford Magistrates’ Court is located at the following address:
Romford Magistrates’ Court
If you need to write to the court, contact the Central Administration Centre. This is located at:
Central Administration Centre
Thames Magistrates’ Court
58 Bow Road
Romford Magistrates’ Court is located in Essex. The easiest way to get to the court is via Romford railway station, which is a national rail station and a London Overground station. It is a 12 minute walk from the station to the court. Alternatively, you can take the 174, 498, or 499 buses to Pettits Lane, which is very close to the court.
There are various places that you can park near Romford Magistrates’ Court. You can park at the Mall and Asda for £1.20 for two hours, or at the Town Hall for £2.50 for two hours. Parking is also available at Liberty Shopping Centre for £1.50 for two hours. There is also street parking available in the locale of the court. Longer stays at these locations are also possible.
The court is open from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. It is closed on weekends and public holidays.
There are different email addresses for the court depending on the nature of your enquiry.
For general enquiries email: [email protected]
If you have queries regarding legal aid, contact: [email protected]
To pay a fine, or make another type of payment email: [email protected]
For citizens’ advice email: [email protected]
The court is contactable for general enquiries between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday on: 0300 303 0645.
To pay a fine, call: 0300 790 9901
For other fine-related queries, you can call: 0300 123 9252
For citizens’ advice, you can telephone: 01708 794262
You can also send a fax to: 0870 324 0220
Make sure you include your name and case reference in the subject line of your correspondence.
On your court date, make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey. Remember that you may have to wait around for some time before you appear before the court, and build that into your plans. For example, ensure you have paid for sufficient time on your parking. If you can, try to eat something before you arrive at court.
Once you have instructed a solicitor, they will usually arrange when and where to meet at court in advance of the court date. If this has not been possible, you can ask the security guards at court for directions of where to go. You should have the opportunity to consult with your solicitor before entering the court session.