Contact Information for Defence - IDPC

We now have a single email address for all non traffic London Magistrates' Court matters - this is

For all requests for Initial Detail of Prosecution Cases (IDPC), please ensure that the following information is provided in your email:

  • SUBJECT BOX - Unique Reference Number (URN) and court centre
  • BODY OF EMAIL - Defendant's name, date of birth, date of hearing and nature of request.

Failure to include this information will result in a delay processing your request.

We shall endeavour to email the IDPC bundle to you within two clear working days of the hearing.

For traffic matters please email:

CPS London - contacting our teams

CPS London has one main contact number: 020 3357 7000 for our operational teams. You do not need to listen to the full options menu - just key in the number for the team you need (see below) as soon as you hear the verbal message.

Our teams are focused on either magistrates' court or Crown Court cases.

This page will help to ensure you are contacting the right CPS London team.

  • if your enquiry relates to matters currently in the magistrates' courts see the Magistrates' Court Unit contact table below
  • if your enquiry relates to matters being heard in the Crown Court see the Crown Court contact tables below
  • to request a Victim's Right to Review (VRR) or provide feedback on the service provided by CPS London, please click here.

PLEASE NOTE: CPS London's Complex Casework Unit (CCU) deals with Homicide cases, Rape and Serious Sexual Offence (RASSO) cases, domestic abuse cases being heard in the Crown Court and more complex matters. Contact details can be found here. Or you can phone the unit on 020 3357 7000 and press Option 6.

Magistrates' Court Unit

From April 13th, 2015 CPS London has one centralised team that deals with matters in all London magistrates' courts (previously the team was organised geographically). To reflect this we have simplified the way in which you can contact the unit by creating a single email address for all non-traffic magistrates' court matters and by making it easier to contact us by telephone. Please see the table below for details:


4th Floor, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HS
(DX154263 Southwark 12).

Legal and Stakeholder Managers: Daren Streeter, Toks Adesuyan (Advocacy team) and Jeetinder Sarmotta (Initial Case Review). 

Email the team at:

For traffic matters email:

Contacting CPS London about a Magistrates' Court matter by telephone:

Call 020 3357 7000 and:

Press Option 1 for all Magistrates' Court traffic cases (including trials)

Press Option 2 for all non-traffic Magistrates' Court trials

Press Option 3 for general Magistrates' Court Unit enquiries.

Crown Court North Unit

Address: Ground floor, 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QZ
(DX: 161330 Victoria 19).
Legal and Stakeholder Manager: Nicholas Coates

CPS London team

Crown Court Centres

Police boundary / London borough


Trial Preparation Team:

Fax: 020 3357 7127.


Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Barking, Havering, Newham, Redbridge.

020 3357 7000 - key in Option 4.


Trial Preparation Team:
Harrow, Wood Green and Isleworth.


Fax: 020 3357 7126.

Harrow, Wood Green and Isleworth.

Enfield, Haringey, Brent, Harrow, Ealing, Hammersmith, Kensington, Hillingdon, Barnet.

020 3357 7000 - key in Option 4.


For Advocacy queries in relation to these courts email:

Fax: 020 3357 7126

All of above.

 All of above.

020 3357 7000 - key in Option 4.


Crown Court South Unit

Address: 3rd floor, 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QZ
(DX: 161330 Victoria 19).
Legal and Stakeholder Manager: Lionel Idan.
Fax: 020 3357 7125

CPS london TeamCrown Court Centres Police boundary / London boroughTelephone numbers

Trial preparation Team:
Croydon, Kingston & Woolwich


Croydon, Kingston and Woolwich.Wandsworth, Merton, Richmond, Hounslow, Kingston, Croydon, Sutton, Greenwich,  Lewisham, Bromley, Southwark.

020 3357 7000 - key in Option 5.


Trial preparation Team:
Blackfriars, Inner London & Southwark


Blackfriars, Inner London and Southwark.

Camden, Islington, Bexley, Lambeth, Westminster and City of London Police.

020 3357 7000 - key in Option 5.


For Advocacy queries in relation to these courts email:

All of the above. All of the above.

020 3357 7000 - key in Option 5.