Magistrates Court alerts public that Family Division will be relocated to High Court building as of February 27

The Family Division of the Magistrates Court will be making a move to new premises next week.

As of Monday, February 27, the Division will be relocated to the High Court building on Parliament Drive until further notice, a press release states.

Therefore, members of the public who have matters before the Magistrates Court Family Division are advised to go to the High Court building for the hearing of their cases, as was originally scheduled.

Reportedly this applies to all cases, including maintenance and access applications; domestic violence proceedings; and hearings before the Juvenile Court and Child Justice Board.

Additionally, child-maintenance payments are now to be made at the cashier’s window designated for this purpose – on the ground floor of the High Court building – until further notice.

Meanwhile, matters that had to be adjourned on Election Day (January 18) and the following public holiday (January 19), and for the period February 16 – 25, due to the early closure of the offices, will be assigned new hearing dates.

The release says the court office will contact affected persons individually and advise them of their new dates.

Filing services for unrepresented litigants will continue to be available by appointment with the court’s Customer Service Bureau, which has also been relocated to the High Court building.