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Where will my case be heard ?

Family law problems are one of the regular reasons that mean people feel the need to see a solicitor . We regularly help ,advise and represent clients throughout Sheppey ,Swale ,Medway, Maidstone and Canterbury and indeed further afield and Nationally . The local family courts dealing with matters for our area are usually sitting in Medway ( Chatham ) (Family Proceedings Court and County Court ) ,Canterbury and Maidstone but you should be aware that these courts regularly use court venues all over the county including Dover ,Margate,Gravesend,Dartford,Sevenoaks and Tonbridge .
Divorce is now usually issued as a national centralised process with several courts being used most significantly Bury St Edmonds.

In relation to other civil proceedings the same local County Courts namely Medway ,Maidstone and Canterbury are the usual venues for our work . Some of these courts will if needed sit as a district registry of the High Court for matters of high value but other cases will be issued centrally at the High Court in London for all civil matters ( family included ) if suitably complex.

Criminal cases are usually initiated at the Medway magistrates court or Maidstone magistrates court . These also sit and hold hearings in court venues around the County . These can be very inconvenient but the court will consider reasonable requests for locations on listing particularly if public transport is being used . Serious matters are transferred to the Maidstone Crown Court although cases starting from other parts of the county can be sent to Canterbury Crown Court or some of the London Crown courts

Home visits

Whilst it is usually best for clients to make appointments and to come to see us in our offices we understand that for many reasons this is not always possible or practical .Accordingly we regularly arrange for home visits where our staff will call on clients to take their instructions . This can be also arranged in respect of nursing or residential homes or hospitals. We do not always charge for home visits in our immediate area but reserve the right to do so if significant distance and travel time is involved or if repeated visits or significant extra care is required as a result of the relevant issue or incapacity.

We will regularly visit to give legal advice and assistance to Leysdown, Warden Bay, Eastchurch, Minster ,Halfway, Minster Hospital, Brambledown, Swaleside, Elmley, Standford Hill, Queenborough, Rushenden, Sheerness, Iwade, Kemsley, Milton, Sittingbourne , Bapchild, Borden, Stockbury, Newington, Rainham , Gillingham, Chatham, Medway Maritime Hospital, Rochester, Teynham, Oare, Faversham, Sheldwich, Baddlesmere, Challock, Boughton, Canterbury, Whitstable ,Herne Bay, Tankerton, Seasalter ,Lynsted, Rodmersham and further afield when needed .