Judicial Press Office
We deal with media enquiries (from journalists only) including out of hours calls relating to judges in England and Wales including all tribunal judges and magistrates.
Please note we are the press office for judicial office holders only. If your query relates to another part of the courts or justice system including times of hearings and details of court orders please check the numbers at the foot of this page.
Members of the public can email email@example.com
Press enquiries email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are calling out of office hours (Mon-Fri 5.30pm-9am) please call the paging service on 07623 514943 and your message will be sent to the press officer on duty.
Daytime contacts – to be used by journalists only (office hours):
Lisa Allera, head of news, including family division
07782 227 148
Michael Duncan, senior press officer, including magistrates, and Chief Coroner.
07989 653 671
Katy Durrans, senior press officer, including , civil justice and media law
07816 303 310
Jenny Birt senior press officer, including criminal trials, judicial review, employment tribunals and regional media.
07971 492 950
Jonathan Irwin press officer, tribunals
Other useful information
We are unable to offer legal advice or help members of the public with their court cases.
Courts and tribunals
General queries about courts and the HMCTS court service should be addressed to the courts desk in the Ministry of Justice press office on: 020 3334 3536
Queries about specific courts, including times of hearings and for details of court orders should be addressed to the individual court. See the Court and Tribunal finder (contacts)
Judicial Appointments Commission – 020 3334 0331
Crown Prosecution Service – 020 3357 0906
Attorney General’s Office – 020 7271 2440 / 2484 / 2465
Ministry of Justice – 020 3334 3536