NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

         

In this issue 2 December 2011                                  No. 24/11

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

County Court

Eastern Circuit

Division of Ards

 

Issued by the Lord Chief Justice’s Office


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS GIVEN UNDER ARTICLE 4 OF THE COUNTY COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1980, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COUNTY COURT JUDGE ASSIGNED TO EACH DIVISION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 6(2) OF THE SAID ORDER

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS

AMENDMENT

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

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EASTERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ARDS

Amendment

Insert:  Thursday 12 January 2012 (sentence only appeals)

              Friday 13 January 2012 (appeals against conviction and sentence)

              Thursday 8 March 2012 (sentence only appeals)

              Friday 9 March 2012 (appeals against conviction and sentence)

              Thursday 17 May 2012 (sentence only appeals)

              Friday 18 May 2012 (appeals against conviction and sentence)

Revised Schedule attached


DIVISION OF ARDS

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2011/2012

EASTERN CIRCUIT

For NEWTOWNARDS at 10.30am

2011

2012

Opening day of sittings

Thu 1 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Fri 6 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Mon 16 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 8 Sep

Thu 10 Nov

Thu 12 Jan

Fri 13 Jan

Thu 8 Mar

Fri 9 Mar

Thu 17 May

Fri 18 May

Fri 29 Jun*

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 1 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Fri 6 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Mon 16 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Wed 7 Sep

Wed 9 Nov

Wed 11 Jan

Wed 7 Mar

Wed 16 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 9 Sep

Fri 11 Nov

Fri 13 Jan

Fri 9 Mar

Fri 18 May

 

For DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

           

Opening day of sittings

Thu 1 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Fri 6 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Mon 16 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 5 Sep

 Mon 7 Nov

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Mon 14 May

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 1 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Fri 6 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Mon 16 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Tue 6 Sep

Tue 8 Nov

Tue 10 Jan

Tue 6 Mar

Tue 15 May

 

Crown Court at DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 12 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

  Mon 16 Apr

Mon 14 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, Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court 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 Call over shall be listed on such days and at such venues as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

3.        Crown Court trials may be heard at Newtownards at the direction of the Crown Court Judge.

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.

* This sitting is only for Appeals, from any Petty Sessions District within the County Court Division, where the appellant is in custody or where the appeal is urgent.

# Civil business includes 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.