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

Willesden Magistrates’ Court (also known as Brent Magistrates’ Court) hears all sorts of adult criminal 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 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.

Our criminal defence solicitors regularly help people accused 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.

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

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.

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.

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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