County courts operate in a somewhat unique manner in London, just as many of the capital’s mechanisms and features are unique. While other major cities will have a centralised county or combined court, London has a number of county courts operating within it, serving different parts of of the city.
Fortunately, to avoid any overlap or confusion, many of these courts have clearly defined areas that they will cover, according to the post codes under which such areas fall.
There are exceptions to these divisions – for example, Central London County Court is equipped for work that few other courts will undertake, such as patent and chancery cases, and will take on cases from further afield.
Here is a basic breakdown of which courts operate in which areas.
|Court||Post Codes Covered|
|Bow County Court||E3, E6, E7, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18|
|Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court||E1, E2, E3, E5, E8, E9, E14
EC1, EC2, EC3, EC12
N1, N2, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N10, N15, N16, N19, N22
|Croydon County Court||CR2
SE5, SE10, SE19, SE20, SE25, SE26
SW16, SW17, SW19, SW20
|Edmonton County Court||E3, E4, E9, E14
N4, N7, N9, N11, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N21, N22
|Kingston-upon-Thames County Court||SE19, SE20
SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20
|Lambeth County Court||SE1, SE4, SE5, SE7, SE8, SE9 SE11, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE19, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27
SW2, SW3, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW16
|Mayor’s and City of London Court||E1
EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
|Wandsworth County Court||SE15
SW2, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19
|West London County Court||SW1, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW10
W3, W4, W6, W8, W11, W12, W14
|Willesden County Court||HA0
NW1, NW2, NW3, NW4, NW6, NW7, NW9, NW10, NW11
W3, W9, W10, W11, W12
|Woolwich County Court||SE2, SE3, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE18, SE19, SE23, SE26, SE28
Visit the London County Courts category of our County Courts Directory for more information.