NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

         

In this issue 24 June 2009                                                    No. 13/09

           

 

 

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

Crown Court

 

Northern Circuit

 

Division of Antrim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2008/2009

 

 

AMENDMENT

 

Northern Ireland Court Business No 06/08 shall be amended as follows:

 

Pg 3

 

CROWN COURT SITTINGS

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

 

ANTRIM

 

Amendment

 

Insert: Wednesday 1st July, Thursday 2nd July, Friday 3rd July

 

 

Pg 8

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ANTRIM

 

CROWN COURT

 

Amendment

 

Insert: Wednesday 1st July, Thursday 2nd July, Friday 3rd July

 

 

 

Revised Schedule attached


SCHEDULE

 

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2008/2009

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Place of Sitting                                                     Dates for Trials             _

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

 

LONDONDERRY  at 10.30 am Monday 1 September 2008

For Division of Londonderry                    Monday 17 November 2008

                                                               Monday 5 January 2009

                                                               Monday 9 March 2009

                                                               Monday 11 May 2009

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ANTRIM  at 10.30 am

Arraignments & Pleas                              Wednesday 27 August 2008

Trials                                                       Thursday 28 August 2008

                                                               Monday 8 September 2008

                                                               Monday 17 November 2008

                                                               Monday 12 January 2009

                                                               Monday 23 March 2009

                                                               Monday 18 May 2009

                                                               Wednesday 1 July 2009

                                                               Thursday 2 July 2009

                                                               Friday 3 July 2009

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SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

 

NEWRY at 10.30 am                              Friday 5 September 2008

Trials may be heard                                 Monday 10 November 2008

in Armagh if directed                                Monday 5 January 2009

by the Judge                                            Monday 2 March 2009

                                                               Tuesday 5 May 2009

 

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ANTRIM

 Ballymena Courthouse at 10.30 am

2008

2009

OPENING DAY OF SITTINGS

Mon 1 Sept

Mon  10 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 9 Mar

Mon 11 May

APPEALS FROM MAGISTRATES' COURTS

Criminal Appeals against sentence and where defendant is in custody only on 1st appeal day

Mon 1 Sept

Mon 10 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 9 Mar

Tue 10 Mar

Mon 11 May

Tue 12 May

APPEALS

Tue 2 Sept

Tue 11  Nov

Tue 6 Jan

APPEALS AND EQUITY

Wed  3 Sept

Wed  12 Nov

Wed 7 Jan

Wed 11 Mar

Wed 13 May

LICENSING APPLICATIONS, COMMITTAL

CIVIL BILLS AND C.I.'S (All C.I.s for Division)

Thu 4 Sept

Thu 13 Nov

Thu 8 Jan

Thu 12 Mar

Thu 14 May

ADDITIONAL APPEAL DAY

Tues 26 Aug

 

 

 

Wed 24  June

FIXING OF LISTS at Ballymena Courthouse sitting at 10.00am

Subject to the need for such days determinable by the Chief Clerk or on such other days as may be arranged by the Chief Clerk

 

2008

2009

At Courthouse COLERAINE at 10.30 am

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING DAY OF SITTINGS

Tue 7 Oct

Tue 9 Dec

Tue 10 Feb

Tues 21Apr

Tues 9 Jun

APPEALS FROM MAGISTRATES' COURTS

* and Licensing Apps

Tue 7 Oct

Tue 9 Dec

Tue 10 Feb

Tues 21 Apr

Tues 9 Jun

Committal C Bills, Equity & Civil Bills

Wed 8 Oct

Wed 10 Dec

Wed 11 Feb

Wed 22 Apr

Wed 10 Jun

FIXING OF LISTS AT COLERAINE AT 10.30 A.M.

Subject to the need for such days determinable by the Chief Clerk or on such other days as may be arranged by the Chief Clerk.

                                                               

 

                                                                                     

2008

2009

Crown Court  ANTRIM at 10.30 am

 

Arraignments & Pleas Sitting at Ballymena

Wed 27 Aug & Thurs 28 Aug

 

 

 

 

Trials – will be heard at Antrim and Coleraine as Directed by the Judge

Mon 8 Sept

Mon 17 Nov

Mon 12 Jan

Mon 23 Mar

Mon 18 May

Wed 1 Jul

Thu 2 Jul

Fri 3 Jul

 

ARBITRATION (SMALL CLAIMS) HEARINGS BY THE DISTRICT JUDGE AT ANTRIM,  BALLYMENA, COLERAINE AND LARNE  WILL BE HEARD AT 10.30 A.M. ON SUCH DAYS AS THE CHIEF CLERK SHALL FIX.

 

*  The Judge may appoint other days for License contests