While London’s family courts sit within London boroughs they do not specifically serve distinct boroughs.
London currently supports family work across 32 different venues. 17 of these are magistrates courts and 15 are at county courts. London also has a substantial volume of family work heard at the High Court within the Royal Courts of Justice and at the Principal Registry of the Family Division (PRFD) at First Avenue House. Details of the courts within each London borough are as follows.
There are 32 London boroughs and the City Corporation.
The Principle Registry of the Family Division also deals with Family work from all 32 boroughs and the City Corporation.
Family work is not jurisdiction based and applicants can issue proceedings at any Family Court.
Some county courts have jurisdiction for several London boroughs.
Barnet—Barnet Family County Court and Barnet FPC work is covered by Barnet Civil and Family Courts Centre
Enfield—Barnet Family County Court and Enfield FPC work is covered by Barnet Civil and Family Courts Centre/Edmonton County Court
Haringey—Barnet Family County Court and Haringey FPC work is covered by Barnet Civil and Family Courts Centre/Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court/Edmonton County Court
Brent—Brent Family Proceedings Court (FPC)/Willesden County Court
Hillingdon—Hillingdon FPC/Uxbridge FPC/Uxbridge County Court
Harrow—Harrow FPC)/Willesden County Court
Waltham Forest—Waltham Forest FPC/Bow County Court
Redbridge—Redbridge FPC/Ilford County Court/Bow County Court
Newham—Stratford FPC (including Barking FPC admin and hearings)/Bow County Court
Barking and Dagenham—Admin and Hearings at Stratford FPC/Ilford County Court/Romford County Court
Havering—Havering FPC/Romford County Court
Bromley—Bromley FPC/Bromley County Court
Bexley—Bexley FPC/Bromley County Court
Croydon—Croydon FPC/Croydon Combined Court Centre/Wandsworth County Court
Sutton—Sutton FPC/Croydon Combined Court Centre
Kingston—Kingston FPC/Kingston County Court
Merton—Wimbledon FPC/Kingston County Court
Ealing—Ealing FPC/Acton FPC/Brentford County Court/Uxbridge County Court
Hounslow—Feltham FPC/Brentford County Court
Richmond—Richmond FPC/Brentford County Court/Wandsworth County Court
Hackney—Inner London FPC/Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court
Tower Hamlets—Inner London FPC/Bow County Court/Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court
Islington—Inner London FPC/Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court
Camden—Inner London FPC/Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court
Westminster—Inner London FPC
Kensington and Chelsea—Inner London FPC
City of London—Inner London FPC
Southwark—Inner London FPC/Lambeth County Court
Hammersmith and Fulham—Inner London FPC/West London FPC)/Willesden County Court
Lewisham—Inner London FPC/Bromley County Court/Lambeth County Court/Woolwich County Court
Lambeth—Inner London FPC/Lambeth County Court/Bromley County Court/ Wandsworth County Court
Greenwich—Inner London FPC/Woolwich County Court/Bromley County Court
Wandsworth—Inner London FPC/Wandsworth County Court
Brent is not one of the currently proposed Family Courts Centres, in the DCA Consultation (HMCS London Region Proposals for Network of Family Courts Centres Consultation Paper CP 16/06), but views are sought as to whether the proposals are right or whether other suggestions should be considered. At this stage therefore it would not be appropriate to make a statement on the future of family courts in Brent pending the response to consultation.