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Appearances at Willesden Magistrates' Court (Brent Magistrates' Court)

Willesden Magistrates’ Court (also known as Brent Magistrates’ Court) hears all types of adult and youth criminal and Motoring Traffic cases. Some of these cases may be dealt with just in the Magistrates’ Court, but if the case is very serious, it may then be referred to the Crown Court at Harrow Crown Court or the Central Criminal Court ‘ Old Bailey’. If you do not qualify for Legal Aid we can agree on a fixed fee from £800 plus VAT to attend your first hearing - fees to be agreed for each case. This will be with a Specialist Solicitor who has substantial experience and knowledge. 

 

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Our fees are competitive as we are local to the court. We are highly regarded at Willesden which always makes a difference. If you have received a notice that you must attend a hearing at Willesden Magistrates’ Court (called a postal requisition or a postal charge),  or if you have been bailed to attend court it’s a good idea to speak to someone for advice about what you should do. Having the right advice at court could mean the difference between an acquittal or conviction. Having the most highly regarded and best solicitor Umar Zeb in the court is an excellent start. His team is highly experienced at Willesden Magistrates Court by clients and professionals. We are recommended frequently by other professional agencies at Willesden Court to clients as one of the best solicitors firms in London. 

Our criminal defence solicitors regularly advise on Police allegations of crimes in the London Borough of Brent, London Borough of Harrow or London Borough of Barnet. If you contact us, we can provide advice and attend the hearing with you at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.

Willesden Magistrates Court now accepts cases from Wembley Police Station, Colindale Police Station, and Harrow Police Station.

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Call: 020 7624 7771
Email: solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk
Emergency number: 07836 577556

How do you find out what court your hearing is at?

If you are being prosecuted for a criminal offence, you will likely receive a postal requisition or charge sheet from the police when charged at the police station.

A postal requisition (sometimes called a postal charge or court summons) is a document letting you know that a hearing has been listed for your case. The document will say which court you need to attend and the time and date of your hearing. You may also receive some other documents, such as evidence or a statement about the criminal offence you have been accused of. A charge sheet is a document notifying you of the same information as above.


How can we help?

Common questions

We always work with the most experienced and best leading UK barristers, KCs (Kings Counsel). We cover all criminal cases 24/7 at the police station and court. Offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester cover cases across England and Wales. We can offer Legal Aid and affordable Private fee agreements. We can see you the same day, including virtually. Our Senior Partners supervise all of our cases.

How quickly do you respond?

We respond quickly even during out of hours. We do not get our work by paying for online adverts but based on the fact that few criminal law firms can match our 45 years of experience. Most of our cases are still from word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients. We are called daily by dissatisfied clients from firms with less experience than us. We respond very quickly to new enquiries. We know what clients seek and so we update clients rapidly.

Can you get cases dropped?

Yes, read about the recent cases we've helped our clients with here.

We always keep you updated and give straightforward advice. We will get cases dropped early where the case is weak or should not be prosecuted. We will be upfront with you about where you can benefit from a good result with an early guilty plea, such as a discount on your sentence. As we work on cases across all levels with clients from all walks of life, we are excellent at giving clear, spot-on advice. As an established firm, we can allocate a whole team to your case often at short notice to secure evidence to minimise the damage to you. 

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Do you offer free consultations?

Where it is possible, we aim to provide an initial consultation to you. If we can speak to you, we can if required inform you about  –

  • Whether we can take the case on and our relevant experience.
  • Public and private funding benefits.
  • Assistance in applying for legal aid where we are likely to accept instructions.
  • An outline of options in police interview only. We will not advise you on which option to adopt.
  • Providing our free written guide explaining the police station process.
  • The gravity of routine and day-to-day offences you face.
  • Consequences of not attending the court or police station.
  • Consequences of interfering with any witnesses.
  • Retaining any evidence in support of your case.
  • If possible an outline of the elements of the offence that the police or CPS must prove.
  • This consultation will normally be by telephone or email and will only be for as long as we deem necessary to establish if we can act for you. If we cannot usefully give you any advice in this manner then we will not continue with the consultation. We will not discuss the case in depth for you to be able to decide on your plea or any significant aspect of the case, as this cannot be undertaken informally.
  • Referring you, if possible, to other firms for matters out of our specialism or if we cannot help.

Consultations do not apply to the following cases –

  • If we do not intend to take the case on.
  • Road Traffic cases, drink driving, drug driving, driving bans, speeding, no insurance, mobile phone use, points etc.
  • In all cases where we do not have the capacity to take your case or the availability of suitably qualified staff to provide an initial free consultation. This is applicable in all cases but especially where a more senior lawyer is required because of your personal needs or the complexity of the case.
  • Harassment/stalking/ coercive behaviour/malicious communications or road traffic cases and most sensitive cases. These cases are often too complicated to assess in short consultations.
  • The locations concerned may be too distant to represent you adequately or it may not be cost-effective for you or us.
  • The case is too complicated to assess or raises various charges or facts, complexity, or history to be considered informally or in a short consultation.
  • In most Legal aid transfers where legal aid is granted to another firm except in very grave cases, we may assess the case and merits for a transfer.
  • If your relationship has broken down with your existing solicitor or several solicitors.
  • If you have been released under investigation and have already had a police station attendance. 
  • If you hold legal aid with another firm and seek a second opinion.
  • If you are calling on behalf of the client as a friend or family member unless you have full authority and full facts.
  • To businesses.
  • Advising whether you were given good advice by your other solicitor.
  • Whether to decide to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Whether you have an arguable defence in law or factually complicated defences.
  • Any advice you have had after your first court appearance.
  • Any advice on appeal on conviction or sentence.
  • If we feel we are unable to communicate with you.
  • If we are likely to be conflicted or breach our professional rules.

About Willesden Magistrates’ Court (AKA Brent Magistrates’ Court)

North West London used to have several Magistrates’ Courts, including Brent Magistrates’ Court, Harrow Magistrates’ Court and Hendon and Barnet Magistrates’ Court.

Those courts were later combined into one court representing all three boroughs called the North West London Magistrates’ Court and are based in the London Borough of Brent. This court is now known as Willesden Magistrates’ Court, although you may still sometimes hear it be called Brent Magistrates’ Court. We are well known and have conducted some of the most serious cases at Willesden Court.

Willesden Magistrates’ Court primarily serves the police stations in Wembley, Colindale, Harrow, Kilburn and Barnet.

Willesden Magistrates’ Court contact details

Willesden Magistrates’ Court address

Address:
448 High Road
London
NW10 2DZ

Willesden Magistrates’ Court phone number and email address

For general enquiries: 0300 303 0645
For fine queries: 0300 123 9252
To pay a fine: 0300 790 9901
For legal aid enquiries: 0151 235 6750
For the crime customer service centre: 03308 084 407
For the Citizens’ Advice witness service: 0300 332 1387

Willesden Magistrates’ Court email address

For general enquiries: northlondonmc@justice.gov.uk
For payments (such as fines): lccccollectionunit@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
For the crime customer service centre: contactcrime@justice.gov.uk
For the Citizens’ Advice witness service: willesden.mc@citizensadvice.org.uk

Willesden Magistrates’ Court opening hours

The court’s opening hours are Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm. The court counter is open for enquiries between 9am to 11am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

How to reach Willesden Magistrates’ Court (AKA Brent Magistrates’ Court)

Willesden Magistrates’ Court is in the London Borough of Brent on High Road. You can reach the Court easily on foot or by public transport. Willesden Bus Garage, which you can reach by bus from all over Brent and the wider North West London area, is about a 10-minute walk from Willesden Magistrates’ Court. Bus numbers 260, 266, 297 and N266 stop just outside the Court.

Willesden Magistrates’ Court is just a 9-minute walk away from Neasden Underground Station on the Jubilee Line. Dollis Hill and Willesden Green on the Jubilee line are also very close.

You can also reach the Court on the overground line. Alight at Harlesden Station, then it is either a 23-minute walk or around 15-minutes by bus.

Is there parking at Willesden Magistrates’ Court?

There is very little parking at Willesden Magistrates’ Court itself, other than some disabled parking spaces and a limited number of on-street bays. Many of the nearby streets are for residents only.

There is some parking at Neasden Lane, about a 29-minute walk or 5-minute bus journey from the Court. Parking costs £3.50 for two hours.

If possible, it is beneficial to avoid driving to Willesden Magistrates’ Court.

What other facilities are there are Willesden Magistrates’ Court?

Willesden Magistrates’ Court has the following available facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Interview rooms
  • Children’s waiting room
  • Video facilities
  • Loop hearing

Assistance dogs are welcome at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.

Due to its busy location, there are lots of places nearby to buy food, coffee, and other refreshments, such as on Church Road directly opposite the Court.

Finding a solicitor for Willesden Magistrates’ Court

Our criminal law solicitors serve Willesden Magistrates’ Court. We also often attend police stations in the local area, including Wembley Police Station, Colindale Police Station, Harrow Police Station and Kilburn Police Station. So, we can provide a consistent service from police station interview all the way to court.

To get things underway, all you need to do is give us a call on 020 7624 7771 or send us an email at solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk.

Find out more about our Magistrates’ Court Representation service.

What should you do when you arrive at Willesden Magistrates’ Court for your hearing?

We can agree to meet you at the Court, or we may agree to meet beforehand to discuss your case if necessary. Willesden Magistrates’ Court has meeting rooms that we can often use to talk before your hearing starts. However, we may not know which room we can use until the day.

It is a good idea to arrive at the court at least 30-minutes before the time on your postal requisition. You will need time to get through security and find out where you need to go. If you are not sure where to go, you can ask the court staff to help you or to show you to the facilities, such as the toilets and payphones.

Contact our criminal defence solicitors in Brent & Camden for advice today

If you have a hearing coming up at Willesden Magistrates’ Court, contact our friendly, expert criminal defence solicitors for advice.

Call: 020 7624 7771
Email: solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk
Emergency number: 07836 577556


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