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Old Shire Hall
The Forbury
Reading
RG1 3EH
Crown Court location code:
449
DX:
97440 Reading 5

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

This court or tribunal is open

Our courts and tribunals are open and have social distancing measures to protect you, the judiciary and our staff. Your hearing notice will inform you whether it is taking place in person, by video or by telephone. If you are self-isolating and cannot attend in person, please contact the court or tribunal immediately so they can consider alternative arrangements. 

Due to the coronavirus, we’re taking longer to answer calls and emails. Please only contact us if necessary.

Opening hours

Email

Phone numbers

Enquiries:
(from 9am to 5pm)
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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 is no parking available but parking for blue badge holders can be arranged by calling the Enquiries telephone number.

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    Disabled access and disabled toilet

  • Assistance dogs icon.

    Assistance dogs are welcome

  • Loop Hearing icon

    This court has a portable system available for use in courtrooms. There is also a free standing system available which can be moved into any courtroom.

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    Nine interview rooms are available at this court.

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    Court/hearing room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement)

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    This court has wireless internet access available within the building

Cases heard at this venue

  • Crime