Liverpool Magistrates' Court

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Liverpool Magistrates Courts
Magistrates Courts
General information
Town or cityLiverpool
Country England
Coordinates53°24′33″N 2°59′09″W / 53.4092°N 2.9858°W / 53.4092; -2.9858Coordinates: 53°24′33″N 2°59′09″W / 53.4092°N 2.9858°W / 53.4092; -2.9858
ClientHer Majesty's Courts Service

The Magistrates' Courts is a court building on Dale Street, Liverpool. It is a Grade II listed building designed by John Grey Weightman built between 1857-1859.[1] Until the 1970s buildings in Great Crosshall Street were used for juvenile court hearings until a new purpose-built complex was opened accessible from Hatton Garden. There are also courtrooms in Victoria Street which are mostly used for hearing road traffic cases. They are operated by Her Majesty's Courts Service.

In 2007 it was announced that the Dale Street building will close to be replaced by a new purpose built set of courts.[2] Approval for the project was given, with a budget of £35m, for a new complex to be built in the city centre, comprising 14 adult courtrooms, with a projected completion date of 2012.[3]


  1. ^ Buildings of Dale Street Archived 28 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "New magistrates court for city confirmed". Archived from the original on 3 May 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2008.
  3. ^ "HMCS Estates". Her Majesty's Courts Service. Archived from the original on 25 November 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2009.

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