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Royal Courts of Justice, London

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The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is a court building in London which houses both the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales. Designed by George Edmund Street, who died before it was completed, it is a large grey stone edifice in the Victorian Gothic style built in the 1870s and opened by Queen Victoria in 1882. It is one of the largest courts in Europe. It is located on the Strand within the City of Westminster, near the border with the City of London (Temple Bar). It is surrounded by the four Inns of Court, King's College London and the London School of Economics. The nearest London Underground stations are Chancery Lane and Temple.
The courts within the building are open to the public, although there may be some restrictions depending upon the nature of the cases being heard. Those in court who do not have legal representation may receive some assistance within the building. There is a citizens' advice bureau based within the Main Hall which provides free, confidential and impartial advice by appointment to anyone who is a litigant in person in the courts. There is also a Personal Support Unit where litigants in person can receive emotional support and practical information about court proceedings.
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  • I saw it while walking around the city. It is only a Royal Court, and it is transmitted from the appearance in a considerably solemn atmosphere. It seems to put it in, but when passing by near, it is recommended to take a look only.
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  • Have always wanted to look inside this building. I had in my mind that it would be lots of wood, but the architecture is brilliant. You have to go through security and have your bags x-rayed when you ...  more »
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  • The building is a beautiful and massive extravagance of victorian architecture It houses the civil court and also court of appeal As said the building is beautiful and we'll worth a visit The court on the other hand is underfunded with people who don't have a clue what they should be doing on the whole - a shambles What a shame
  • Here is the Royal Court of justice. The form is the shape which we can feel the dignity.
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