Ministry of Justice

Press office

Press Office opening hours and contact details


News Desk: 020 3334 3536 (Monday - Friday: 7am to 8pm)
Specialist Desks - see contact details below (Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm)
Emergency media calls (out-of-hours): 07659 173 270

Head of News Scot Marchbank: 020 3334 3501

Deputy Head of News Rob Smith: 020 3334 3505

Chief Press Officers

Simon Steel: 020 3334 3510
Debbie Kirby: 020 3334 3520
Fran Murphy: 020 3334 3532
Victoria Buxton: 020 3334 3541

News Desk

Open 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday: 020 3334 3536

First point of contact for all breaking news and major developments, including interview requests, central co-ordination of departmental enquiries, facts, figures and statistics, statements and diary information.

Senior Press Officer: Stuart Green

Press Officers

Katherine Hyde
Suzanne Colley
Yasser Mehmood
James Rea
Georgina Mear
Darcy Mitchell

Laws, Rights and International Desk

Senior Press Officer Becky Dearden: 020 3334 3528

Press Officer

Hannah Murdoch: 020 3334 3548

Justice Desk

Senior Press Officer Cubby Fox: 020 3334 3516

Press Officers

Nilima Fox: 020 3334 3525
Lisa Frascarelli: 020 3334 3540
Matthew O'Toole: 020 3334 3530
 

Civil, Family and Legal Aid Desk

Senior Press Officer Peter Morris: 020 3334 3531

Press Officers

Andrew Chiles: 020 3334 3573

Offender Management Desk

Senior Press Officer Jen Wood: 020 3334 3518

Press Officers

Tom Hodson: 020 3334 3527
Lydia Austen: 020 3334 3521
Peter Huntingford: 020 3334 3517

Probation and Public Protection Desk

Senior Press Officer Joanna Jacobson: 020 3334 3523

Press Officers

Hugo Biggs: 020 3334 3514
Catherine Macdonald: 020 3334 3535

News Planning Desk

Senior News Planner Martha Williams: 020 3334 3542

News Planner

Sara Valenti:  020 3334 3303

Media Content, Analysis and Digital Desk

Senior Press Officer Paul Halford: 020 3334 3546

Press Officers

Victoria Burton: 020 3334 3503
Alia Syed: 020 3334 3529