It has now been announced that Trafford Magistrates Court and Altrincham County Court (both based at Trafford Courthouse) will be one of 86 courts closing in the forthcoming months.  Trafford Courthouse will be one of the first local courts to close, along with Tameside (amongst others) and is scheduled to close between February and June 2016.  These closures will be followed shortly thereafter by the closure of other courts in our local area between July and September 2016 including Warrington County Court and Macclesfield County Court.  This is a real concern for access to justice for our clients and the wider community.  Work from these courts will be largely transferred to Manchester County Court.   Further updates on the implementation of these court closures to follow.