Complaints about court
This section looks at how you can complain about court. It explains when you can complain, who can help you and what you can do if you are still not happy once you have complained.
This section only looks at complaints about the crown and magistrates’ courts of the criminal court system in England and Wales.
- There are different reasons you may want to complain about the court system. For example, you may feel that the court did not follow the rules. Or you are unhappy with how a judge has behaved.
- You can challenge the outcome of your court case. This is called an appeal.
- There are different processes for complaining. The one you need will depend on what you are unhappy with.
- There are some time limits if you want to complain. You should always complain about something as soon as you can.
- If you are not happy with how a court deals with your complaint, you can go to other organisations such as the Ombudsman.
- You may be able to get help with making a complaint about the court.
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