Complex Casework Unit

The South East Complex Casework Unit is based at City Gate, 185 Dyke Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1TL.

Other ways to get in touch

Write to us

South East Area Business Centre
CPS South East Area Headquarters
Riding Gate House
37 Old Dover Road
Canterbury
CT1 3JG

If you have an enquiry relating to a case in the Magistrates' or Crown Court, please see the details for each county on the left for the email address you need to use.

For all general enquiries that do not relate to a specific case, please email Southeast@cps.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that if you have any concerns about the police, courts or other agencies, you need to contact them directly (see the links below), as we cannot help with such enquiries.

Compliments, complaints and comments

If you have a compliment, complaint or comment about our service, please email CPS South East.

Press Query?

If you are a local or regional journalist, please contact Cheryl Pendry on 01227 655862 or 07876 390054 or email cheryl.pendry@cps.gsi.gov.uk

All national media enquiries should be directed to CPS HQ Press Office on 020 3357 0906. Out of hours: 07590 617233 for emergency queries only

General CPS Press Office e-mail: cps.pressoffice@cps.gsi.gov.uk

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Contact us

Kent

Canterbury Office

Riding Gate House
37 Old Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3JG

Tel: 01227 866000
General Fax: 01227 866001

DX: 5349 Canterbury 1

To contact our Magistrates' Court team about any case in the Magistrates' Court in Kent, please email Kent.Magistrates@cps.gsi.gov.uk

To contact our Crown Court team about any case in the Crown Court in Kent, please email Canterbury.TU@cps.gsi.gov.uk

Surrey

Guildford Office

Gateway
31 Power Close
Guildford
GU1 1EJ

Tel: 01483 468200
General Fax: 01483 468282

DX: 122041 Guildford 10

To contact our Magistrates' Court team about any case in the Magistrates' Court in Surrey, please email Surrey.Mags@cps.gsi.gov.uk

To contact our Crown Court team about any case in the Crown Court in Surrey, please email Surrey.Crown@cps.gsi.gov.uk

Sussex

Brighton Office

City Gate
185 Dyke Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 1TL

(please note that when using City Gate, 185 Dyke Road, Hove, some online map services may direct you to the wrong location. As a result, please use 185 Dyke Road, Hove).

Tel: 01273 765600
General Fax: 01273 765606

DX: 149840 Hove 6

To contact our Magistrates' Court team about any case in the Magistrates' Court in Sussex, please email CPSCJU.Brighton@cps.gsi.gov.uk

To contact our Crown Court team about any case in the Crown Court in Sussex, please email CPSTU.Brighton@cps.gsi.gov.uk

Contact information for the defence

The following email addresses are for the sole use of defence firms who are on the Criminal Justice Secure email system (CJSM).

Please note if you have sent this email from any account other than a CJSM account, we will not respond electronically to your request. Further information on CJSM.

Please ensure that the following information is provided in the 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.

Magistrates' Court

All requests for Initial Detail of Presentation Cases (IDPC) should be emailed at least two days prior to the first hearing to SE.IDPC@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net

Area based charging

For Complex Casework Unit cases, please email SouthEast.CCU@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net

If you have a query, correspondence, digital evidence or charging information relating to a RASSO case, please email SE.RASSO@cps.gsi.gov.uk.cjsm.net

Victims' Right to Review and complaints

Victims' Right to Review

The CPS has launched an initiative called the Victims' Right Review Scheme, which makes it easier for victims to seek a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges or to terminate proceedings.

If you are a victim seeking to exercise your right to request a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges, discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence in a case, please click here for more information. You can contact us by emailing SouthEastVRRandcomplaints@cps.gsi.gov.uk or by calling 01483 468211 between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays.

The scheme applies only in relation to qualifying decisions made on or after 5 June 2013 and it only relates to decisions made by the CPS. If you have any concerns about the police, courts or other agencies, you need to contact them directly (see the links on the right of this page), as we cannot help with such enquiries.

Complaints

If you would like to provide feedback or make a complaint on any aspect of our service, we would like to hear from you. Please note we can only enter into email correspondence about cases via secure email addresses, i.e. emails sent from gsi or pnn CJSM email accounts.

If you have any feedback or complaints, contact us via email at SouthEastVRRandcomplaints@cps.gsi.gov.uk or by calling 01483 468211 between 9:00am and 5:00pm on weekdays