How to attend a hearing

Our hearing centre

How to find us

Seventh Floor
St James's Building
79 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 6FQ.

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Can I attend a hearing?

Members of the public and the media can attend most hearings. 

But, there are some cases where hearings are not held in public.  

Please speak with us in advance if you're unsure whether the hearing you want to see will be public. 

Hearing start and finish times

Hearings usually start at 9.30 am and finish between 4.30 – 5.00 pm. The day includes a lunch break and short refreshment breaks.

Disabled access

Lifts are available to all floors and hearing loops are provided in our hearing rooms. If you have any specific requirements, please let us know in advance and we'll do all we can to assist you.

Food and drinks

Sandwich bars, cafes and small supermarkets are within a few minutes walk.

Children

Please don't bring children if possible. Our staff can't take responsibility for any children, even for short periods. If you're involved in the hearing, you'll need to bring another adult to look after any children while you give evidence.