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Milton Keynes Family Court – Practical Information

A significant number of our cases are heard at the Family Court in Milton Keynes.

The Family Court in Milton Keynes is located on two neighbouring sites, in the magistrates court and the county court.  The majority of children cases take place in the magistrates court, and the majority of financial cases take place in the county court, but this will depend on the nature of your case, and the type of judge that is going to hear your case.   We will be able to advise you which building you need to go to.

The contact details of the Family Court are as follows:

  1. postal address: The Family Court in Milton Keynes, 351 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2DT, see map below (there is a drop box post-box inside the front door);
  2. telephone number: 01908302800 (option 3 for the Family Section);
  3. email address family@miltonkeynes.countycourt.gsi.gov.uk

Both buildings have security screening, and waiting areas inside.  The magistrates’ hearings usually take place in courts 6 or 7, and there are chairs and tables outside these courts.   Private rooms are available for meetings on the first floor in the county court.  These are usually taken by the first to arrive for morning and afternoon sessions, but it is always worth checking them all, as each room will be vacated as a case is heard by the court. We will sign in for you when we arrive at the court, and then in due course, the case will be announced by a court usher.

The court sessions are broadly 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.  There will usually be some waiting time at court until the case is called by the usher.  It is therefore sensible to provide enough parking money on your car to last for the whole day, and to ensure that you have childcare in place, even if your case is only listed for part of a day.

There is plentiful “purple” parking behind the courthouse and the police station.  It is a good idea to bring some water and snacks with you too, as it can be difficult to leave the court once you become involved in the day.  If you do have the chance to have a break, there is a café in the magistrates court, and the Hub is within 5 minutes’ walk.  You will be able to bring a friend or family member for support to the courthouse, but they will not be able to come into the courtroom with you.

You can read about the different types of judges here and how to address (what to call) the judges here.

Architectural details abound in Milton Keynes - these railings form part of the Family Court

Architectural details abound in Milton Keynes – these railings form part of the Family Court

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