NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

         

In this issue 24 June 2009                                                    No. 14/09

           

 

 

 

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 2009/2010

 

 

AMENDMENT

 

Northern Ireland Court Business No 07/09 shall be amended as follows:

 

Pg 3

 

CROWN COURT SITTINGS

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

 

ANTRIM

 

Amendment

 

Delete: Monday 7th September 2009

 

Insert: Wednesday 2nd September 2009

 

 

Pg 8

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ANTRIM

 

CROWN COURT

 

Amendment

 

Delete: Monday 7th September 2009

 

Insert: Wednesday 2nd September 2009

 

 

 

Revised Schedule attached


SCHEDULE

 

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2009/2010

                                                                                                                                         

Place of Sitting                                                                       Dates for Trials                     

 

 

               NORTHERN CIRCUIT

 

               LONDONDERRY  at 10.30 am                   Tuesday 1 September 2009

               For Division of Londonderry              Monday 9 November 2009

                                                                                    Wednesday 6 January 2010

                                                                                    Monday 1 March 2010

                                                                                    Tuesday 4 May 2010

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               ANTRIM  at 10.30 am                                  Wednesday 2 September 2009

               Trials may be heard at                                    Monday 16 November 2009

               Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena                   Monday 11 January 2010

               as directed by the Judge                                 Monday 15 March 2010

                                                                                    Monday 17 May 2010

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               SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

 

               NEWRY at 10.30 am                                    Monday 7 September 2009

               Trials may be heard                                       Monday 9 November 2009

               at Armagh if directed                         Wednesday 6 January 2010

               by the Judge                                                  Monday 1 March 2010

Tuesday 4 May 2010

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COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2009/2010

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ANTRIM  

 

For BALLYMENA at 10.30am

2009

2010

Opening day of sittings

 

Mon 24 Aug

Mon 9 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 8 Mar

Mon 10 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Tue 18 Aug *

Mon 24 Aug

 

Mon 9 Nov

 

Mon 4  Jan

 

Mon 8 Mar

 

   Mon 10 May

 

Wed 23 June *

 

Tue 25 Aug

 

Tue 10 Nov

 

Tue 5 Jan

Tue 9  Mar

 

Tue 11 May

 

 

 

Wed 26 Aug

Wed 11 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Wed 10  Mar

Wed 12 May

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 26 Aug

Wed 11 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Wed 10 Mar

Wed 12 May

 

Licensing Applications

 

Thu 27 Aug

Thu 12 Nov

Thu 7 Jan

Thu 11 Mar

Thu 13 May

 

For COLERAINE at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

 

Tue 6 Oct

Tue 8 Dec

Tue 9 Feb

Tue 13 Apr

Tue 8 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Tue 6 Oct

Tue 8 Dec

Tue 9 Feb

Tue 13 Apr

Tue 8 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 7 Oct

Wed 9 Dec

Wed 10 Feb

Wed 14 Apr

Wed 9 Jun

 

Licensing Applications

 

Tue 6 Oct

Tue 8 Dec

Tue 9 Feb

Tue 13 Apr

Tue 8 Jun

 

Crown Court at ANTRIM at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

 

Wed 2 Sep

 

Mon 16  Nov

 

Mon 11 Jan

 

Mon 15 Mar

 

Mon 17 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 and at such venues as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.        The County Court Judge and/or District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callovers shall be listed on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

3.        Crown Court trials may be heard at Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena at the direction of the Crown Court Judge.

4.        Small Claim hearings by the District Judge at Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine and Larne will be heard at 10:30am on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix. Small Claims are processed at Ballymena Courthouse.

5.        Criminal Injury/Criminal Damage Appeals for the Division of Antrim are processed at Ballymena and will be heard at Ballymena courthouse on Thursday 27 August 2009, Thursday 12 November 2009, Thursday 7 January 2010, Thursday 11 March 2010 and Thursday 13 May 2010.

6.        Undefended Divorce Petitions and all petitions relating thereto are processed at Coleraine and Ballymena Courthouse and shall be heard on such days and venues as the Chief Clerk shall fix. 

7.        Civil business will be listed week commencing the 17th August 2009 as the Chief Clerk may fix.

8.        Crown & Civil business will be listed week commencing Tuesday 1st September 2009 as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may 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.

 

* 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.