Judicial Press Office

The press team deals with media enquiries (from journalists only) including out of hours calls, for the judiciary of England and Wales including tribunal judges and magistrates.

General contact number FOR JOURNALISTS ONLY (office hours): 020 7073 4852

Press enquiries email address: press.enquiries@judiciary.uk
Out of hours pager: : 07623 514943 (Please note new number that replaces the earlier one from Friday 29 March 2018)

Press office contacts
Stephen Ward – Head of News
Russell Hayes – Senior Press Officer

Please note we are the press office for the judiciary only.

Queries about courts should addressed to the courts desk in the Ministry of Justice press office on:

020 3334 3536

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.


The following organisations have their own press teams:

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


Advice UK
0300 777 0107

Citizens Advice
020 7833 7102

Law Centres Network
0207 7749 9120

ProBono Unit


HM Courts and Tribunals Service media guidance

New guidance drawn up in partnership with the media has been issued to courts and tribunal staff to support and promote access to courts:

Supporting media access to courts and tribunals

Criminal courts guide

Civil courts guide

Family courts guide

Tribunals guide

All the guidance can be seen on GOV.UK, along with a video of Tristan Kirk, Courts Correspondent at the London Evening Standard, who explains why it is so important for open justice and transparency.