NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

In this issue 8 July 2011                                                   No. 12/11

 

 

           

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

                        Magistrates’ Courts

 

Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Petty Sessions District of Belfast and Newtownabbey

 

Petty Sessions District of Craigavon

 

Petty Sessions District of Down

 

Petty Sessions District of East Tyrone

 

Petty Sessions District of Fermanagh

 

Petty Sessions District of Lisburn

 

Petty Sessions District of North Down

 

Petty Sessions District of Omagh

 

 

Issued by the Lord Chief Justice’s Office


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS UNDER ARTICLE 11(3)

OF THE MAGISTRATES’ COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1981

 

MAGISTRATES’ COURTS

 

 

Amendment

 

Schedule 2 to the Lord Chancellor’s Directions dated 24 May 1990 and published in the issue of “Northern Ireland Court Business” No.4/90 shall be amended

 

with effect from 1 September 2011 as follows :

 

Page 1                  :         Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am except Friday which commences at 10am

 

Insert                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am

 

Column 5             :         Other Business

 

Delete                    :         1st, 2nd & 3rd where it appears opposite Wednesday

                                      2nd, 4th & 5th where it appears opposite Thursday

                                      Every where it appears opposite Friday

 

Insert                    :         Every where it appears opposite Tuesday

                                      Every where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Column 6             :         Youth

 

Delete                    :         1st & 3rd where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Insert                    :         3rd where it appears opposite Monday

                                      2nd & 4th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Column 7             :         Family

 

Delete                    :         1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         1st, 3rd & 4th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Column 8             :         Domestic

 

Delete                    :         2nd & 4th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Insert                    :         2nd where it appears opposite Thursday

 

 

Page 2                  :         Petty Sessions District of Belfast and

                                      Newtownabbey

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete                    :         Family Courts which commence at 10.00am each Monday and Tuesday

 

Insert                    :         Family Courts which commence at 9.45am every Monday and Tuesday

 

 

Page 3                  :         Petty Sessions District of Craigavon

 

Column 5             :         Other Business

 

Delete                    :         2nd & 5th where it appears opposite Monday

                                      5th where it appears opposite Wednesday

                                      Every where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         5th where it appears opposite Monday

                                      1st where it appears opposite Tuesday

                                      Every where it appears opposite Wednesday

                                      5th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Column 6             :         Youth

 

Delete                    :         4th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Insert                    :         2nd & 4th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Column 7             :         Family

 

Delete                    :         1st & 3rd where it appears opposite Monday

 

Insert                    :         1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Column 8             :         Domestic

 

Delete                    :         1st & 3rd where it appears opposite Wednesday

 

Insert                    :         1st where it appears opposite Monday

                                      3rd where it appears opposite Thursday

 

 

Page 3                  :         Petty Sessions District of Down

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am

                                      Video link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Thursday

 

Insert                    :         All sittings commence at 10.00am

                                      Video link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Thursday

 

Column 3             :         Wards

 

Delete                    :         All wards with the exception of those shown for Kilkeel

                                     

                                      Castlewellan, Dundrum, Murlough, Shimna, Donard, Tullymore

 

Insert                    :         All wards

 

Column 5             :         Other Business

 

Delete                    :         1st where it appears opposite Monday

 

Insert                    :         1st, 2nd & 4th where it appears opposite Monday

 

Column 8             :         Domestic

 

Delete                    :         3rd where it appears opposite Monday

 

Insert                    :         1st where it appears opposite Monday

 

The effect of this change is to allow the business of all wards within the Petty Sessions District to be dealt with before any scheduled court within the District.

 

 

Page 3                  :         Petty Sessions District of East Tyrone

 

Column 5             :         Other Business

 

Delete                    :         1st, 2nd & 4th where it appears opposite Monday

                                      4th & 5th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

Insert                    :         1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th where it appears opposite Monday

                                      5th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

 

Page 3                  :         Petty Sessions District of Fermanagh

 

Column 8             :         Domestic

 

Delete                    :         2nd where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         3rd where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

 

Page 4                  :         Petty Sessions District of Lisburn

 

Column 3             :         Wards

 

Delete                    :         Glevavy, Magheragall, Drumbo, Hillhall, Blaris, Knockmore, Old Warren, Lagan Valley, Tonagh, Ballymacross, Ballymacash, Lisnagarvey, Wallace Park, Magheralave, Harmony Hill, Hilden, Lambeg, Derriaghy, Seymour Hill, Dumurry, Twinbrook, Kilwee, Colin Glen

 

                                      Moira, Maze, Hillsborough, Dromara, Ballymacbrennan

 

Insert                    :         All wards

 

Column 5             :         Other Business

 

Delete                    :         Every where it appears opposite Tuesday

                                      4th & 5th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         3rd & 5th where it appears opposite Tuesday

                                      Every where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Column 8             :         Domestic

 

Delete                    :         1st where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         1st where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

The effect of this change is to allow the business of all wards within the Petty Sessions District to be dealt with before any scheduled court within the District.

 

 

Page 5                  :         Petty Sessions District of North Down

 

Column 6             :         Youth

 

Insert                    :         3rd* where it appears opposite Monday

 

 

Page 5                  :         Petty Sessions District of Omagh

 

Column 5             :         Other Business

 

Delete                    :         1st & 5th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

Insert                    :         2nd & 5th where it appears opposite Thursday

 

 

 

A full reformatted Schedule is attached for ease of reference

 


SCHEDULE 2

Places and days for sittings of Petty Sessions

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

PLACE AND TIME

 WARDS

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

ANTRIM

Antrim

    All wards

Monday

1st & 5th

2nd & 4th

 

3rd

 

Ballymena

 

 

 

Tuesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00am. Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Tuesday

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARDS

Newtownards

    All wards

Monday

Every

3rd

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

Newtownards

Also

All sittings

 

Tuesday

Every

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

incorporates all Castlereagh

commence at 10.30am

 

Wednesday

 

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

PS District

 

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st, 3rd & 4th

2nd

 

 

sittings

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARMAGH

Armagh

    All wards

Monday

2nd

 

 

 

 

Newry

 

 

 

Tuesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30 am.  Video Link Remand Courts sit at 10.00am every Tuesday

 

Friday

3rd

2nd

 

 

4th

 

BALLYMENA

Ballymena

All wards

Monday

2nd

 

2nd & 4th Ř

4th

 

Ballymena

 

 

 

Tuesday

2nd & 4th

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st# & 3rd*

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

Every

 

 

 

Ř             Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Coleraine on the 2nd & 4th Monday                                                                                                                                                                          

#              Ballymena Family Proceedings Courts at Antrim on the 1st Thursday

*              Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Larne on the 3rd Thursday.

September 2011

 

1.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

BANBRIDGE

Banbridge

All wards

Monday

1st

 

 

 

3rd

Banbridge

 

sitting

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

sitting at Newry

 

at Newry

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings commence at

 

Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELFAST AND NEWTOWNABBEY

Laganside Courts

All wards

Monday

Every

Every

Every

 

            

Belfast

 

Complex

 

Tuesday

Every

2nd & 4th

Every

1st

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Every

Every

 

Every

 

 

All sittings commence at 10.30am except:

·   Adult Video Link Remand Courts which commence at 9.45am each day.

·   Family Courts which commence at 9.45am every Monday and Tuesday.

·   Fixed Penalty Enforcement Courts which commence at 12.00 noon each Tuesday.

 

Thursday

Every

 

Every

 

 

 

 

Friday

Every

Every

Every

 

 

 

CASTLEREAGH    

Newtownards

All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Newtownards

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

All business within

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

this PS District

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

has been included into Ards PS District sittings

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

CRAIGAVON

Craigavon

All wards

Monday

5th

 

 

          1st  

 

Craigavon

 

 

 

Tuesday

1st

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

2nd, 3rd & 4th*

 

 

 

 

commence at 10.30am. Video

 

Thursday

5th

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

3rd

 

 

 

Link Remand Courts sit at 10.00am every Friday

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

DOWN

Downpatrick

All wards

Monday

1st, 2nd & 4th

 

 

1st

 

Downpatrick

 

 

All sittings

commence at 10.00am

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Thursday

 

Tuesday

 

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAST TYRONE

Dungannon

All wards

Monday

1st, 2nd,, 3rd & 4th

 

3rd*

 

 

Dungannon

 

All sittings

 

Tuesday

5th

1st & 3rd

4th

2nd

 

 

 

commence at

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Thursday

 

 

Every*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

FERMANAGH

Enniskillen

All wards

Monday

Every

 

 

 

            

Enniskillen

 

 

 

Tuesday

1st

2nd

 

3rd

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

1st, 2nd & 3rd

4th

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Craigavon Family Proceedings Courts sit at Lisburn on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays.

*East Tyrone Family Proceedings court sits at Omagh on 3rd Monday and 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays

September 2011

 

 

 

3.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

LARNE    

Larne    

All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Ballymena

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

4th

 

2nd

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

LIMAVADY

Limavady

All wards

Monday

 

            

 

            

 

Londonderry

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

    

    

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

LISBURN

Lisburn

All wards

Monday

Every

 

              

 

 

Lisburn

 

 

 

Tuesday

3rd & 5th

 

            

1st

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

            

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

            

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Friday

2nd & 4th

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

LONDONDERRY

Londonderry

All wards

Monday

Every

 

 

4th

 

Londonderry

 

 

 

Tuesday

2nd & 5th

1st, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

Every

 

Every

 

 

 

MAGHERAFELT

Magherafelt

All wards

Monday

1st

 

 

 

3rd

Magherafelt

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other business and Youth

 

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

sittings

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

10.00am

Domestic Court sits at 11.00am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

NEWRY AND

MOURNE

Newry

All wards

Monday

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th

 

1st

 

 

Newry

 

All sittings

 

Tuesday

 

 

Every

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30am.

 

Thursday

3rd & 5th

 

 

1st

 

 

 

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 10.00am every Wednesday

 

Friday

2nd, 4th & 5th

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

NORTH ANTRIM

Coleraine  

    All wards

Monday

Every

              

 

 

 

Coleraine

 

 

 

Tuesday

5th

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

10.00am

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.45am every Monday

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH DOWN

Bangor     

   All wards

Monday

 

3rd*

 

 

            

Newtownards

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

2nd & 4th*

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th

 

 

4th

 

 

OMAGH    

Omagh      

   All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

            

Omagh

     

 

 

Tuesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Business

 

Wednesday

5th

3rd

 

 

             

 

 

and Youth

 

Thursday

2nd & 5th

 

 

 

       

 

 

sittings commence at 10.00am.

Domestic Court sits at 10.30am

 

Friday

2nd & 4th

            

 

              

1st

 

*North Down Youth court sits at Newtownards on 3rd Mondays and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

September 2010

5.


SCHEDULE 2 (continued)

 

 

PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT

 

PLACE AND TIME

 

WARDS

 

NATURE OF BUSINESS/DAY OF MONTH

 

PLACE OF HEARING OF APPEALS

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

 

(3)

DAY

 

(4)

OTHER BUSINESS

(5)

YOUTH

 

(6)

FAMILY

 

(7)

DOMESTIC

 

(8)

YOUTH AND DOMESTIC

(9)

 

 

(10)

STRABANE

Strabane     

   All wards

Monday

 

 

 

               

 

Strabane

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

            

              

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

             

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

            

 

              

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

1st, 2nd & 4th

 

 

 

3rd

 

September 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.