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Guernsey Legal Resources

Royal Court Home Page


Welcome to the website of the Royal Court of Guernsey.

The Royal Court has existed on its present site in St Peter Port since the early 1800s and today caters for a very wide range of activity, including criminal and civil court proceedings, meetings of Guernsey's parliament, civic receptions and ceremonial occasions, marriage ceremonies, archiving and research and the registration of births, deaths, marriages and property conveyances.  This website will provide you with information to guide and assist you in all of these and many other areas.

The Royal Court building is open from 8.45am till 4.30pm, however the public counters of H.M. Greffier and H.M. Sheriff are only open on weekdays between 9am and 4pm.

Please note that it is the Royal Court policy that cash payments in excess of £1,000.00 will not be accepted.



Please also explore the site to learn a little bit more about the structure of Guernsey's courts and the officials working within them, the organisations that the Court works alongside, the history of the Court and its buildings and the different operating departments within the Court, including the Bailiff's Chambers and the Offices of His Majesty's Greffier and His Majesty's Sheriff.

Access to the Guernsey Legal Resources website is also available.  This website is a joint initiative of the Royal Court and the Law Officers of the Crown, providing access to a comprehensive database of Guernsey's legal material, including legislation, recent judgments and Law Reports.

To access the Royal Court Business Plan please follow this link -  pdf icon Royal Court Business Plan [878kb].

To access information on the Royal Court Digital Transformation project follow this link - pdf icon Digital transformation [107kb]

To access the Fair Processing Notice please follow this link - pdf icon Fair Processing Notice [452kb]

How are we doing? Please let us know - pdf icon Customer Feedback Form [111kb]

If you are not satisfied with a service provided by any Office within the Royal Court, you can lodge a complaint either in person or by written letter. Please refer to the pdf icon Complaints Leaflet [461kb] for further information.



Disability Access

The Royal Court is wheelchair accessable, please see the following AccessAble link for further information: Royal Courts - Public Areas Only | "AccessAble"



Ukraine Appeal

In light of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine, the Bailiff has opened the Bailiff's Disaster Relief Fund Ukraine Appeal.  For more information, including how to donate, please follow this link -   pdf icon Bailiff's Fund - Ukraine Appeal [172kb]