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The Law Courts
The Quayside
Crown Court location code:
County Court location code:
65127 Newcastle upon Tyne 2

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Additional Information

Newcastle County Court and Designated Family Court will close at 4pm on Thursday 16 January 2020 and will re-open at 9am on Monday 20 January 2020  at Barass Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE18QF.

Any urgent work on 17 January will be dealt with by:

a civil and family district judge sitting at Gateshead County Court,
a family circuit judge sitting at North Shields County Court or
a Business and Property Courts circuit judge sitting at the Moot Hall. 

Any urgent civil applications should be filed at Gateshead County Court to be processed. 

Any urgent public law family applications should be filed electronically to:

Any other urgent family applications should be filed at a local court (with Newcastle applications being filed at Gateshead County Court). 

Any Business and Property Courts urgent applications will be dealt with via CE File if filed electronically, otherwise they should be lodged at the Moot Hall.

Opening hours


(Bailiffs Queries)
(Family Queries)
(Civil Queries)
(Criminal Queries)
(Witness Service)
(Court of Protection)

Phone numbers

Jury service:
(Witness Service)
(Civil Fax)
(Family Fax)
(Crown Court Fax)

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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    Disabled access and toilet facilities are available.

  • Assistance dogs icon.

    Assistance dogs are welcome.

  • Loop Hearing icon

    The building has hearing enhancement facilities available by prior arrangement.  Please contact the Court office by telephone or email if necessary.

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    A Cafeteria is operational on premises. It is open Monday to Friday (except Public and Bank Holidays) from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

  • Interview room icon.

    4 interview rooms are available on the ground floor

  • Baby changing facility icon.

    Baby changing facilities can be found on the ground floor next to recepition.

  • Video facilities icon

    Video Conference and Prison Video Link facilities.

  • Wireless network connection icon

    Access to GovWifi available.

  • Witness service icon

    The PSU is available on site to provide assistance.

  • Children's waiting room icon.

    A childrens room is located on the first floor.