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The Castle

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The Law Courts
Openshaw Place
Ring Way
Crown Court location code:
702660 Preston 5

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

This court or tribunal is suspended

HM Courts and Tribunal Service has temporarily closed this court or tribunal

We’ll contact you to let you know if your hearing will:

- take place remotely by phone or video

- be postponed to a future date

- take place at a different court

Find out how we’re managing hearings during the outbreak. 

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Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact the court or tribunal to make sure the facilities meet your specific needs or to discuss a reasonable adjustment you need.

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    There are no parking facilities at this building.  Disabled parking can be provided bit only by prior arrangement (please contact 01524 64999 to discuss your needs). 

    A limited number of on-street pay and display spaces are located at the front of the Castle, but with a maximum stay of 2 hours.   There are 3 public car parks within 300m of the Castle entrance:

    1) Railway Station Car Park, LA1 5NW

    2) Parksafe Car Park, LA1 1EQ

    3) Dallas Road Car Park, LA1 1LD

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    Assistance dogs are welcome in this building.

  • Loop Hearing icon

    Hearing enhancement facilities are available in this court.

  • Security arch icon

    For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter the building.  Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.

Cases heard at this venue

  • Crime