NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

         

In this issue 30 December 2008                                                 No. 21/08

           

 

 

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

                                    Magistrates’ Courts

 

Petty Sessions District of Ballymena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 February 2009 as follows :

 

Page 2            :       Petty Sessions District of Ballymena

 

Column 5       :       Other Business

 

Insert              :       2nd where it appears opposite Monday

 

Column 8       :       Domestic

 

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

 

Insert              :       4th where it appears opposite Monday

 

 

Furthermore, the structure of Departmental Courts in this District will also change with effect from 1 February 2009.  From this date forward, all such courts will continue to sit on the 4th Tuesday, however they will now convene in January, March, May, July, September and November of every year.  Adult criminal courts will convene on the alternate months when the Departmental Court does not sit ie February, April, June, August, October and December.  

 

Also with effect from 1 February 2009, video-link remands will now be heard at 11.00am each Thursday, however all Petty Sessions courts in the District will continue to commence at 10.00am. 

 

The amendments listed in this Direction are being introduced to re-align court and judicial resource to meet current business needs within the District.


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)

BALLYMENA

Ballymena

All wards

Monday

2nd

 

2nd & 4th Ř

4th

 

Ballymena

 

 

 

Tuesday

2nd & 4th

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

Every

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st# & 3rd*

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANBRIDGE

Banbridge

All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

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

 

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.

·   Youth Video Link Remand Courts which commence at 10.00am each Wednesday.

·   Family Courts which commence at 10.00am each Monday and Tuesday.

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

 

Thursday

Every

 

Every

 

 

 

 

Friday

Every

Every

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.

December 2008

 

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