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If you are looking for a criminal or traffic lawyer to represent you in Manly Local Court, contact us anytime on (02) 9261 8881 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced defence lawyer with a proven track record of consistently producing exceptional outcomes in cases heard in the courthouse.

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Our Manly lawyers have extensive experience representing clients for criminal and traffic offences.

Criminal Lawyers in Manly

If you need to attend a local court in Manly or the surrounding areas, our expert local lawyers can assist you with a range of criminal law offences. These include, but are not limited to, offensive language or conduct, drug possession, intentional or reckless damage or destruction of property, common assault, sexual assault and touching, fraud, robbery, and many other offences.

For more information about criminal offence lawyers in Manly, click here.

Traffic Lawyers in Manly

If you have been accused of a traffic offence and need to find a traffic offence lawyer to represent you in and around Manly, it’s important to seek a lawyer with expert local knowledge and a proven track record. Sydney Criminal Lawyers in Manly can assist you with a range of traffic offences, including drink driving, drug driving, negligent driving, speeding offences, red light camera offences, and many more.

For more information about traffic offence lawyers in Manly, click here.

Find a lawyer in Manly

Our specialist lawyers regularly represent clients for a wide range of criminal law and driving offences that come before Manly Local Court, including less serious cases, such as:

Through to more serious cases, such as:

Manly Local Court

Manly Local Court is located at 2 Belgrave Street, Manly, which is about 300 metres around the corner from the southern end of The Corso, and approximately 200 metres from the Manly Wharf.

Manly Court House was first opened in 1924 as a grand, single-storey brick building with sandstone detailing. It was designed by Government Architect George McRae in the fashion of the Interwar Classical Revival.

The original facade of 5 arches forming a (now-enclosed) cloister lifts a classically-featured gable. 1960s wing additions in an unornate, utilitarian style reduce the grandeur of the original building, and form the boundaries of the 1980s stepped entry and terrace.

Similar necessary but unsympathetic alterations have been made to the interior. The final result has been harshly summarised by the Dicitonary of Sydney: “[h]aphazard and successive renovations with no clear master plan strategy have destroyed the clarity of McRae’s original design.”

The courthouse looks across to the fig trees and lawns of Gilbert Park, over Belgrave Street.

Wide steps and a disabled entry ramp lead up to the front terrace, Inside is a seating area with conference room, a registry office and two courtrooms. Courtroom 1 retains many of the original features and grand proportions, while courtroom 2 is much more modest and modern.

Both of the courtrooms are local courts, which means they deal with ‘summary cases’ (those which are finalised in the local court) and the early stages of ‘indictable’ and ‘strictly indictable cases’ (which are more serious cases that can be referred to a higher court, or in the case of strictly indictable cases, must be referred to a higher court).

The courthouse services not just Manly, but also the surrounding suburbs of Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore.

There is off-street parking behind Manly Court House at Whistler Car Park on Whistler Street, which has 2 hours free parking.

Here is also 2-hour limited street parking on West Promenade (across Gilbert Park) and other surrounding streets, but this is often full.

Location of Manly Local Court

1300 679 272

(02) 9934 4545


2 Belgrave Street

PO BOX 125

More information on Manly

If you are located near Manly or need a professional lawyer to represent you at Manly Local Court, find more information on the local area below or call us 24/7 on (02) 9261 8881.


Where is Manly Local Court?

Manly Local Court is located at 2 Belgrave Street in Manly.

It is approximately 300 metres from the southern end of The Corso about 200 metres from Manly Wharf.

How can I find a lawyer in Manly?

To find a lawyer who services Manly Local Court, you can undertake a find a lawyer search on our website, undertake a search of the Law Society of NSW’s online register of solicitors or contact the Law Society on 9926 0333.

Each of the experienced, specialist criminal and traffic defence lawyers at Sydney Criminal Lawyers regularly represent clients in Manly Local Court and we can be contacted 24/7 on (02) 9261 8881 to arrange a free first appointment.

What should I do if I’m charged with a criminal or traffic offence in Manly?

If you are going to court for a criminal or traffic offence in Manly Local Court, it is important to speak with a specialist defence lawyer as soon as possible, so you can obtain accurate advice about the laws that apply – including whether the allegations are deficient in any legal respect and whether any legal defences may be available – your options including in relation to how you should plead, the process and the best way forward to ensure you achieve the optimal outcome in the circumstances.

It is a good idea to look for a firm that specialises in criminal and traffic cases, rather than a general legal practice that spreads itself over many areas of law.

It is also a good idea to seek a firm that is not strictly fees- oriented – such as one that offers a free first appointment as well as the transparency and certainty of a fixed fee structure.

Who are the best lawyers in Manly?

Finding the best lawyer and law firm for your particular situation can involve finding out whether they specialise in the area of law that covers your legal issue, whether they regularly attend the courthouse in which your case is being heard, their level of experience, whether they have a long and proven track record of achieving positive outcomes, and carefully considering their reviews from previous clients.

Transparency in costs and affordability are also important, so it’s a good idea to look for a law firm that offers fixed fees, as well as a free first appointment to assess whether they’re the right lawyers for you.

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