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Secretan Way
Tyne & Wear
South Shields
NE33 1RG
Magistrates' Court location code:
65143 South Shields 3

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Important information

Telephone enquiries are now answered between 9am and 5pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Please see our guidance on what to expect when coming to a court or tribunal.

Opening hours


Phone numbers

Fine queries:
Citizens Advice Witness Service:
(Opening Hours: - 8:00am - 4.00pm)

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 public parking facilities available at the building.  Public transport is available to the building via the bus and metro Interchange.


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    Disabled access


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    Assistance dogs are welcome.

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    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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    There are public toilets on the ground floor.

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    Disabled toilet on the first floor.

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    Water dispensers are available to the public on the ground floor.

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    Interview rooms are available at this court.

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

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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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    Gov Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Personal passwords are provided when one signs up to it. 

Cases heard at this venue

  • Crime