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The Law Courts
Park Road
Poole
BH15 2NS

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Dorset Magistrates' Court
Deansleigh Road
Bournemouth
BH7 7DS
Magistrates' Court location code:
1530
DX:
98420 Bournemouth 4

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Important information

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, court telephone services will only be available between 09:00 to 13:00hrs and 14:00hrs to 16:00hrs.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

This court or tribunal is open.

You should only go to this court or tribunal if you have received confirmation that your hearing is going ahead in person.

If you have a hearing coming up, we will contact you by post, email or phone before your hearing to tell you if it will take place and what you need to do.

You may be offered a remote hearing by phone or video.

Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking longer to answer calls and emails. Please only contact us if necessary. For example, you have a hearing confirmed and need to change the date because you’re self-isolating.

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, however, paid off- site parking is available within 500 metres within the Civic Centre roundabout.

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    This building has level access to the building entrance, and court room.

     

  • Assistance dogs icon.

    Assistance dogs are welcome.

  • Loop Hearing icon

    The building has a portable hearing enhancement system available by prior arrangement. Please contact the court by telephone or email to let us know of your requirements.

  • Security arch icon

    All court users and their possessions will be searched when they enter this building, including by passing through a detector arch.  Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.

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    This court has interview room facilities.

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    Baby changing facilities are available.

  • Video facilities icon

    Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement).  Please contact the court by telephone or email to let us know of your requirements.

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    Support for witnesses is available from the Citizens Advice - Witness Service.