A new courthouse was completed in May 2012. The new building takes in a renovation of the existing Supreme Court building and its façade together with a modern extension to house the Magistrates’ Courts and staff office space. It links between Main Street and Town Range and provides four Supreme Courts, two Magistrates’ Courts and a Coroner’s Court. The courtrooms all feature advanced audio-visual equipment for the display of evidence and the recording of court proceedings.
As well as the increase in courtrooms, the building provides a significant improvement in facilities for court users and better office space for staff. Improvements to facilities include improved disabled access, consultation rooms for counsel and their clients, secure video-link rooms for vulnerable witnesses to provide evidence, video-link to prison, improved public waiting areas, improved public counter facilities and better public information systems.
The Gibraltar Courts Service continues to modernise and improve the services provided to court users.
Wi-Fi facilities are available in all of the courtrooms. Judgments are available for the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal since 1997 to-date and, since January 2016, Sentencing Pronouncements for Criminal Trials at the Supreme Court are also available from our website thus enabling the general public and service users to keep 'up-to-date' with court decisions.
The Laws of Gibraltar Judgments website continues to be up-to-date with all reported judgments since 1812 available for download with future reported judgments to be uploaded subsequent to their publication in the Gibraltar Law Reports volumes.