Lawyers in Canterbury


There are a number of services that can be offered by a lawyer. Canterbury, whilst a relatively small, rural area, has a diverse range of law firms. Lawyers in these firms tend to practise in areas of law such as private client, conveyancing, employment law and small-scale civil litigation. This reflects the needs of the residents living in the area.

If you wish to pursue a matter in court, it is imperative to contact a lawyer. Canterbury does have both a civil and criminal court. The address of the ‘Combined Court Centre’ is The Law Courts, Chaucer Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1ZA. This court will hear a range of civil matters including family law matters. 

The address of the magistrates’ court is Broad Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2UE. This court will hear low-level criminal offences, for example minor road-traffic offences and petty theft. In some cases, the magistrate sitting in the court may refuse jurisdiction and have the case sent to the Crown Court. A lawyer can advise you on this and on all the procedures that come with criminal proceedings.

It may be possible to take legal advice from someone other than a lawyer. Canterbury has a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). The address of this CAB is 3 Westgate Hall Road (Off St Peters Lane), Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT. If you have a small legal query, you could visit this CAB. However, complex legal queries involving large sums of money should be referred to a lawyer. The CAB can only give out general advice.

If you would like help finding recommended solicitors / lawyers local to Canterbury, Contact Law can put you in touch with a firm we work with free of charge. So, if you have any questions please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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