This is the ultimate guide if you have to go to Liverpool family court; it tells you everything you need to know, from where it is and how to get there, to what going to a court is like. If you need further family law advice, contact us today.
There are lots of ways to get to Liverpool Civil & Family Court because it’s in the city centre.
If you want to drive, the Court is next to an NCP car park (NCP Liverpool Moorfields). You can get there from the north on the A59, or from the east by coming into the city along the A5049.
If you want to take the train, the Court is a minute’s walk away from Moorfields station (L2 2BS). If you want to take the bus, routes with stops nearby include the 10A, the 20, the 472, the 500, the 61 and the 86C.
What’s It Like to Go to Liverpool Family Law Courts?
How to prepare. When you go to court, bring your hearing letter and case number, any papers you need for your hearing, and something to eat and drink (with the exception of alcohol). If you’re not sure what you need to bring, talk to your lawyer.
If the hearing will require you to meet your partner, prepare yourself for this so that you can remain calm and collected. Even aside from that you might find court a difficult, awkward or intimidating experience—but an experienced lawyer can help you through it.
You can wear what you want, although it is encouraged that you dress smartly. The only exception is that you can’t wear anything on your head except for religious reasons.
Arriving at the court. Be clear on how you’re going to get to the court before the day itself, so that you’re properly prepared. You should ideally arrive 30 minutes before the time stated on your hearing letter. Depending on the order in which the cases are seen, you may have to wait a while.
When you get to court, your bags and pockets will be checked like they would be at an airport. That’s because there are certain things you aren’t allowed to bring into the court, like weapons and alcohol. Unlike at an airport, however, you can have your things back when you leave.
In the hearing. Put your phone on silent, and don’t take any photos and videos. The first thing you’ll have to do is stand when a member of staff says ‘all rise’, which means that the judge/magistrate is about to enter the room. You’ll be told when it’s your turn to speak and what you have to do. Again, this can be nerve-wracking, but your lawyer will be there with you.
Contact Stowe Family Law Liverpool Today
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In 1982, we first opened our doors in a converted cobblers shop in Leeds. Since then, we have grown into the UK’s leading family law practice with offices in dozens of locations in England & Wales including Liverpool, London, Manchester, Bristol, York, Birmingham and Leeds.
Our Liverpool solicitors take a tailored approach, working hard to make family law easier for you to understand. We believe that every case is unique, and that each one can benefit from tailored support and care. We make that belief a part of everything we do.
So, if you need the best family law advice Liverpool has to offer, contact Stowe Family Law today, request a free call back or call us at 01513 680466. Our Liverpool family solicitors office can be found at Stowe Family Law LLP, 2nd Floor, Edward Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF.