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

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Additional Information

From Monday 30 March we are changing the way we are working to further minimise risk to all of our staff and users.  

This building will remain open for face to face hearings.

Changes to the way we work from Monday 30 March 2020

If you have a case scheduled at this site, please attend unless you are showing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and are self-isolating at home, or are self-isolating as you live or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus. See the NHS advice on Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms.


Opening hours


(To make a new application for a Child Arrangements Order, please visit)

Phone numbers

Witness service:

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 except for a limited number of disabled spaces, which are available on a first come first served basis.  The nearest public car parks are as follows:

    1) Upper Lawson Street Car Park, PR1 2RJ

    2) Walker Street Car Park, PR1 2RQ

    3) Bus Station Car Park, Carlisle Street, PR1 1DJ

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    Disabled access and toilet facilities are available.  Disabled parking is very limited at the court and is on a first come, first served basis.

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

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    Public toilets are available within the building.

  • Disabled toilet icon

    Accessible toilets are available within the court building.

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    A cafeteria is available on the second floor.

  • Interview room icon.

    Twenty interview rooms are available at this court.

  • Children's waiting room icon.

    This court has a childrens room facility.

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    Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the ground floor.


  • Video facilities icon

    Video conference facilities excluding prison to court video links [for courts only].

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    Access to GovWifi available.

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    Support Through Court (previously known as the PSU) is available on site to provide assistance.