During the crisis the press officers will continue to be available but working from home. The office numbers will divert to mobiles. Please bear with us and send an email or text if the phone is engaged.
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 judges 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Press enquiries email address: email@example.com
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 DURING THE CRISIS – TO BE USED BY JOURNALISTS ONLY (office hours):
Stephen Ward, Head of News
Michael Duncan, senior press officer, including magistrates, regional media, diversity and the Chief Coroner.
07989 653 671
Katy Durrans, senior press officer, including civil justice, media law, immigration tribunals, diversity
07816 303 310
Lisa Allera, senior press officer, including family law, Court of Protection
07782 227 148
Jenny Birt press officer, including criminal trials, judicial review, employment tribunals
07971 492 950
Lauren Benali, press officer
07941 808 535
OTHER USEFUL NUMBERS
Courts and tribunals
General queries about courts and the HMCTS court service should 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)
We are unable to offer legal advice or help members of the public with their court cases. For queries of this nature the following agencies may be able to assist.
020 7833 7102
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service – 020 3334 4872
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