The Government has announced plans to close 20 court buildings across the West Midlands and Warwickshire.
The Ministry of Justice has opened a consultation on a total of 157 courts in the England and Wales, nine of these being magistrates and 11 being county courts in the region.
Courts in the East Midlands are also under threat as it is believed that a further eleven magistrates and six county courts could be closed.
These potential closures come after the Government announced it would be cutting the Ministry of Justice’s budget by £350 million.
In the firing line are the likes of Sutton Coldfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Tamworth Magistrates’ courts, along with Evesham, Kidderminster and Stourbridge County Courts.
The proposals are aimed at saving the public purse around £15.3 million in running costs and £21.5 million in maintenance per year.
Courts Minister Jonathan Djanogly said: "The Government is committed to supporting local justice, enabling justice to be done and seen to be done in our communities.
"Magistrates hear the majority of criminal cases and this voluntary contribution will continue to be strongly supported by the Government as the bedrock of our justice system."
Further savings will be made by focusing other justice agencies attendance at a single location within a community.
Mr Djanogly added: "We now have the opportunity to think afresh about how we can create a more modern fit-for-purpose justice system in line with the way we live our lives today.
"Not all disputes need to be resolved in court. I want to explore whether more people can resolve their disputes in a way that leads to faster and more satisfactory solutions."
The Magistrates’ Association, which represents the views of magistrates across the country, has opposed the potential closures, saying the move would undermine the fundamental principle of local justice being delivered in the communities where offences are committed.