Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC)

LBTH Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC) takes place at Thames and Stratford Magistrates’ Court and deals with most domestic abuse cases.

The SDVC Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the SDVC for Tower Hamlets and Hackney, ensuring cases are progressed through the criminal justice system swiftly and effectively, whist ensuring partners and victims are kept updated throughout the process. The Coordinator also works with key agencies to ensure the Court is given the most current information to assist them in making an informed decision about cases. Everyone dealing with cases at the court has received special training in domestic abuse and what it means for the victims and witnesses. Additionally, a range of safety and support measures have been put in place to help victims and survivors in coming to court.

Who to contact

020 7364 1653/07950 848 159 (SDVC Coordinator) 020 8271 1530/1533 (Thames Magistrates Court)
LondonEastMC@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk domestic.violence@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Additional Notes

Listed in the Domestic Violence & Abuse Service Directory