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Regardless of the reason, facing a court appearance can be a daunting prospect. With so many unfamiliar legal terms and procedures, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and anxious about what to expect. Fortunately, our Canterbury Family Law Solicitors have created a helpful and reassuring guide to assist you every step of the way.

Our guide covers all the key topics you need to know, including venue information, confidentiality matters, and what to expect on the day. When you’re well-informed and prepared, you’ll be better equipped to confidently navigate the legal process. And if you require extra support or advice from experienced solicitors, we’re always here to help. So whether it’s a family law matter or a financial dispute, you can count on our team to provide professional and informative guidance throughout your court journey.

Where is Canterbury Combined Court located?

Canterbury Combined Court Address

Canterbury Combined Court and Family Court Hearing Centre
The Law Courts
Chaucer Road

Phone contacts

Appointments: 01227 819267
Enquiries: 01227 819200
DX: 99710 Canterbury 3
Witness service: 0300 332 1000

Email contacts

Crown Court: [email protected]
Civil and family: [email protected]
Divorce: [email protected]

How to Get to Canterbury Combined Court from Canterbury Train Station

Canterbury Combined Court is located a 6 minute drive from Canterbury train station if taking route Station Rd.

If you plan to walk, the journey will consist of a 21 minute walk via Northgate.

What Facilities Are Available At Canterbury Combined Court?

This court has baby changing facilities.
24 interview rooms are available at this court.
This court has hearing enhancement facilities.
This court has wireless internet access available within the building.
There is free public parking at or nearby this court.
A cafeteria open from 9am until 2pm is available.
Disabled access, toilet and parking facilities.
Video conference and Prison Video Link facilities
Guide Dogs are welcome at this court.

How To Prepare For Canterbury Combined Court

If you’re facing the prospect of appearing in court, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. While it’s normal to be apprehensive about the process, there are steps you can take to feel more confident and prepared.

First and foremost, make sure you have all the required documentation with you, including your hearing letter, any relevant paperwork, and notes on your case. Your solicitor is an excellent resource for guidance and advice on how to best prepare for your appearance. Additionally, dressing appropriately is key to making a good impression in court. Avoid overly casual or revealing clothing, and remember that head coverings are only allowed for religious purposes. With a bit of preparation and guidance from your solicitor, you’ll be ready to face the courtroom with poise and confidence.

Arriving at court can be an intimidating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Preparation is key to ensuring a smooth process. Arrive early to avoid any unexpected delays, such as heavy traffic or long security lines. Once inside the courthouse, it’s important to follow security measures and protocols to ensure everyone’s safety.

During the hearing, remain focused and attentive to show respect for the proceedings and the court. Avoid any potential distractions, such as taking photos or using your phone, to help maintain a professional environment. By taking these simple steps, you increase your chances of a successful court appearance. Remember, staying prepared and professional can make all the difference.

Get In Touch With Stowe Family Law Canterbury

When it comes to family law matters, choosing the right solicitor can make all the difference. Stowe Family Law, located in Canterbury, is a trusted option with a long history of providing top-notch legal advice and support to clients in need.

Their team of highly experienced lawyers specialises in all aspects of family law, ensuring they can help no matter your situation. From the initial consultation through the resolution of your case, Stowe Family Law is dedicated to providing comprehensive guidance and empathetic support. With their commitment to professionalism and client care, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands.

Fruitworks Coworking
1-2 Jewry Lane

Our team of family solicitors in Canterbury are centrally-based, located in Fruitworks Coworking on 1-2 Jewry Lane (CT1 2NP). The office is a 10-minute walk from Canterbury West train station and a 9-minute walk from Canterbury East train station. For those travelling by car, please note there is no on-street parking directly outside the office. The nearest car park is Whitefriars Car park, just a 4-minute walk away.

Seb represents clients in all aspects of family law and is well versed in handling complex and high-net-worth cases often with an international element. He is described in the Legal 500 as practical, realistic and personable’, ‘pragmatic and sensitive’ and ‘excellent, intelligent and thoughtful’.


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