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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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Important information

Please bring your own drinking water, there are no facilities on site. Hand washing/sanitisers are available. If you are not party to a case & considering coming to court, please contact . Robing room open.

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

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.

  • Baby changing facility icon.

    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.

  • Witness service icon

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