Solicitors in Durham


Durham is a cathedral city located in the north east of England and is well known for being the home of Durham University and for the city’s 11th century castle.

Durham Magistrates Court

Durham has a magistrates’ court, a county court and Crown Court located within the city. Durham’s Magistrates’ Court is located at Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HW, and further details can be found on the HM Courts Service website at The court deals with adult criminal offences, civil cases, family matters and liquor licensing.

The magistrates’ court play an important part within the English justice system as approximately 95% of criminal cases that begin at the court also end there.

Durham County Court

Durham County Court deals with small civil claims, divorce and bankruptcy. So, for instance, if you are thinking about divorcing your husband or wife you would be required to file a divorce petition at the county court, located at the Civil and Family Justice Centre, Green Lane, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3RG. This is where solicitors in Durham would bring a divorce case.

Solicitors in Durham can also advise you on:

  • employment law matters
  • conveyancing
  • writing a will and probate
  • company and commercial matters

If you have a case which you would like to take to court then you should consider seeking advice from solicitors in Durham prior to formally registering you matter at court.

A solicitor can provide you with advice on the court process itself, advise you on your chances of success and can provide you with legal support throughout your case.

If you wish to gain some legal advice then we can direct you to solicitors in Durham who specialise in the area of legal expertise you require. Our solicitors in Durham are experienced in the full range of legal matters, so whatever your legal needs we can direct you to a local solicitor who can provide you with the advice you need.

If you would like help finding recommended solicitors local to Durham, 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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