Visit or write to us:

Principal Registry of the Family Division
7th Floor
42-49 High Holborn
First Avenue House

DX 160011 Kingsway 7

Map and directions

Opening hours

Court building open: Monday to Friday 10am to 4:30pm

Court counter open: 10am to 4:30pm




Enquiries: 0207 421 8500 or 0207 421 8509

Probate helpline: 0300 123 1072

Areas of law covered


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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This court has baby changing facilities.

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Guide Dogs are welcome at this court.

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This court has four interview rooms.

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Refreshments are available.

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Disabled access and toilet facilities. Parking can be arranged by contacting the court in advance.

Information leaflets

Location of the building

Further information

The London Probate Registry is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4:30pm and appointments to swear the oath at London are arranged between Monday and Friday between the hours of 10am and 3:50pm, depending on demand.

Please note: for searches of probate calendars please visit court 38 in the Royal Courts of Justice between 9am and 1pm and 2pm and 4pm.