NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

In this issue 6 December 2011                                  No. 25/11

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

Crown Court

Northern Circuit

Division of Londonderry

 

Issued by the Lord Chief Justice’s Office


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 47(2) OF THE JUDICATURE ( NORTHERN IRELAND ) ACT 1978 (AS AMENDED)

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2011/2012

AMENDMENT

Northern Ireland Court Business No 08/11 shall be amended as follows:

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CROWN COURT SITTINGS

NORTHERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF LONDONDERRY

Amendment

Delete: Monday 5 March 2012

Insert: Monday 12 March 2012

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NORTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF LONDONDERRY

Amendment

Delete: Monday 5 March 2012

Insert: Monday 12 March 2012

Revised Schedule attached


SCHEDULE

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2011/2012

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Place of Sitting                                                  Dates for Trials             _

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

LONDONDERRY  at 10.30 am                                  Monday 5 September 2011

For Division of Londonderry                                         Monday 7 November 2011

                                                                                    Monday 9 January 2012

                                                                                    Monday 12 March 2012

                                                                                    Tuesday 8 May 2012

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ANTRIM  at 10.30 am                                     Monday 22 August 2011

Trials may be heard at                                                   Monday 14 November 2011

Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena                                  Monday 9 January 2012

as directed by the Judge                                                Monday 23 April 2012

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SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

NEWRY at 10.30 am                                                   Monday 5 September 2011

Trials may be heard                                                      Monday 7 November 2011

at Armagh as directed                                                   Friday 6 January 2012

by the Judge                                                                 Monday 27 February 2012

                                                                                    Tuesday 8 May 2012

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COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2011/2012

                                                NORTHERN CIRCUIT

                                                DIVISION OF LONDONDERRY – LONDONDERRY RECORDER’S COURT

For LONDONDERRY at 10.30am

2011

2012

Opening day of sittings

Mon 5 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 12 Mar

Tue 8 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 5 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 12 Mar

Tue 8 May

Fri  29 Jun

Tue 6 Sep

Tue 8 Nov

Tue 10 Jan

Tue 13 Mar

Wed 9 May

 

Wed 7 Sep

Wed 9 Nov

Wed 11 Jan

Wed 14 Mar

Thu 10 May

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 8 Sep

Thu 10 Nov

Thu 12 Jan

Thu 15 Mar

Thu 10 May

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

 Mon 19 Sep

Mon 21 Nov

Mon 16 Jan

Tue 20 Mar

Mon 14 May

 

Mon 17 Oct

Mon 19 Dec

Mon 20 Feb

Mon 23 Apr

Mon 18 Jun

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 9 Sep

Fri 11 Nov

Fri 13 Jan

Fri 16 Mar

Fri 11 May

 

For MAGHERAFELT at 10.30am

           

Opening day of sittings

Mon 10 Oct

Mon 12 Dec

Mon 13 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 10 Oct

Mon 12 Dec

Mon 13 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 13 Oct

Thu 15 Dec

Thu 16 Feb

Thu 19 Apr

Thu 14 Jun

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge at 10.00 am

Fri 14 Oct

Fri 16 Dec

Fri 17 Feb

Fri 20 Apr

Fri 15 Jun

 

Licensing Applications ~

Mon 10 Oct

Mon 12 Dec

Mon 13 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Crown Court at LONDONDERRY at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 5 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

 Mon 9 Jan

Mon 12 Mar

Tue 8 May

 

The following matters shall be listed at the discretion of the Chief Clerk at 10.00am on such days and at such venues which are suitable to the Court:

Divorce Petitions, Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court, Disputed Small Claims, Defended Civil Bills, Adoptions, Ancillary Relief Applications, Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills and any other such miscellaneous applications to the Court.   

NOTES:

1.        Crown Court arraignments shall be listed on such days as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.        The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days and at such venues as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with three copies of the lodgement documentation in the Bank of Ireland, 54 Donegall Place, Belfast, either to the credit of the ‘Civil Bill Account’ or the Criminal Injuries Account’ as the case may be.

# Civil business includes Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications.

On occasion County Court business may be listed before the County Court Judge and/or District Judge at Limavady Courthouse, at the discretion of the Chief Clerk.