Location

The courthouse is located at 17 East Bridge Street, Enniskillen. This is a one- way street on the Belfast side leading to the town centre. The building is on the left and about 75 metres from the East Bridge and Cenotaph.

Transport

The bus depot is approximately a five minute walk from the courthouse. For information about bus timetables contact Translink on 028 9066 6630 or www.translink.co.uk

Car parking

There is no car parking at the courthouse and limited street parking. There are several car parks off the Wellington Road running parallel to East Bridge Street. This road has signs for Erneside Shopping Centre, Bus Depot, Lakeland Forum and Enniskillen Castle.

Opening hours

The building is open from 9.00am. The office is open to the public from 9.30am to 4.30pm. The courts usually start at 10.00am but may commence earlier so it is important to ensure you know the time your court is due to commence. The Crown Court will generally stop for lunch between 1pm and 2pm but other courts can sit until the daily business is finished without a break. The office is open for business during lunch.

Refreshment & other facilities

The building is close to a number of eating places. There is a no smoking policy in Enniskillen Courthouse.

Mobile Phones and Photographic equipment

Care must be taken in the use of mobile phones whilst in the precincts of the court. It is prohibited to use any photographic or recording device within the court building and the area immediately surrounding it. Some mobile phones are capable of performing this function and therefore you are advised not to use mobile phones for this purpose whilst attending court. Mobile phones must be switched off before entering a courtroom.

Witness Service

If you are a victim or witness for the prosecution, Victim Support Northern Ireland offers a Witness Service at all the Crown and Magistrate' Courts.

Before the Trial: opportunity to talk to someone; pre-trial familiarisation visit to court; information on court procedures.

During the Trial: safe waiting area; liaison with court officers and legal representatives; arrangements for witnesses with special needs; accompanying witnesses into court.

After the Trial: preparing victims for case outcome; encouraging continued contact with Victim Support Community Service; referral on to other agencies.

Witness & Child waiting areas

A room can be made available for vulnerable or intimidated, or child witnesses whilst they are waiting to give evidence. If this facility is required, please contact the Customer Service Officer in advance.

Help and information

The staff in the main office on the first floor will help with any queries you may have. The lists of daily business in Courts 1 & 2 are displayed in the main hall. If you require additional information or need to meet someone on arrival, you can get help from the reception desk or court office which opens from 9.30am each day. If you have not already done so, you may wish to contact a solicitor before coming to court.

Please note that you must attend court at the time you have been given, although you may not be called until after this. If you feel you have been waiting too long, please contact a court official.


Do you have a disability or a special need?

If you have a disability or a special need, please contact the Disability Liaison Officer who will provide you with information on the facilities available. We can provide interpreters on request and our leaflets can be made available in large print.

Giving Evidence

If you are aged 14 or over and have to give evidence in court, you will be required either to take a religious oath or 'affirm' that you will tell the truth. The court clerk will ask you which method you want to use, and invite you to repeat after them the appropriate words. A religious oath is a sworn promise to tell the truth and is made on a holy book. An affirmation is a declaration to tell the truth but it is not sworn on a holy book.

Map to show the location of Enniskillen Courthouse, reproduced by permission of the OSNI
Contact information

For further information on Enniskillen courthouse please contact:
The Customer Service Officer
The Courthouse,
East Bridge Street,
Enniskillen BT74 7BW

Telephone: 030 0200 7812
Facsimile: 028 6634 3662
Email: enniskillencourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

This information sheet will be made available in a range of alternative formats. Requests for alternative formats should be made to Central Management Team. For further information on other courthouses please contact:

NI Courts and Tribunals Service
Central Management Team
Laganside House,
Oxford Street,
Belfast BT1 3LA

Telephone: 030 0200 7812
Facsimile: 028 9072 8945
Email: communicationsgroup@courtsni.gov.uk
www.courtsni.gov.uk

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