NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

         

In this issue 24 November 2009                                          No. 29/09

           

 

 

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

Crown Court

 

Eastern Circuit

 

Division of Ards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 4

 

CROWN COURT SITTINGS

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT

 

DOWNPATRICK

 

Amendment

 

Insert: Wednesday 6 January 2010

 

 

Pg 17

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ARDS

CROWN COURT

 

Amendment

 

Insert: Wednesday 6 January 2010

 

 

 

Revised Schedules attached


SCHEDULE

 

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

                                                                                                                                                     

Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                                             

 

 

OMAGH at 10.30 am                                               Monday 21 September 2009

Trials may be heard at                                                Monday 9 November 2009

Omagh, Enniskillen or Dungannon                              Monday 25 January 2010

   as directed by the Judge                                             Monday 12 April 2010

                                                                                    Monday 24 May 2010

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EASTERN CIRCUIT

 

CRAIGAVON at 10.30 am                                      Monday 14 September 2009

                                                                                    Monday 16 November 2009

                                                                                    Monday 11 January 2010

                                                                                    Monday 1 March 2010

                                                                                    Monday 19 April 2010

                                                                                    Monday 24 May 2010

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DOWNPATRICK at 10.30 am                                 Tuesday 1 September 2009

Trials may be heard at Newtownards             Monday 28 September 2009

as directed by the Judge                                             Monday 23 November 2009

                                                                                 Wednesday 6 January 2010

                                                                                 Monday 25 January 2010

                                                                                    Monday 22 March 2010

Monday 24 May 2010

                                                                                                                                                        


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2009/2010

 

For NEWTOWNARDS at 10.30am

2009

2010

Opening day of sittings

Mon 14 Sep

Mon 9 Nov

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 8 Mar

Mon 10 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 14 Sep

Mon 9 Nov

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 8 Mar

Mon 10 May

*Wed 30 Jun 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 16 Sep

Wed 11 Nov

Wed 13 Jan

Wed 10 Mar

Wed 12 May

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Wed 16 Sep

Wed 11 Nov

Wed 13 Jan

Wed 10 Mar

Wed 12 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 18 Sep

Fri 13 Nov

Fri 15 Jan

Fri 12 Mar

Fri 14 May

 

For DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Mon 7 Sep

Mon 16 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Mon 1 Mar

Mon 17 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 7 Sep

Mon 16 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Mon 1 Mar

Mon 17 May

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 8 Sep

Tue 17 Nov

Thur 7 Jan

Tue 2 Mar

Tue 18 May

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Tue 8 Sep

Tue 17 Nov

Thur 7 Jan

Tue 2 Mar

Tue 18 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 11 Sep

Fri 20 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Fri 5 Mar

Fri 21 May

 

Crown Court at DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 28 Sep

 

Mon 23 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Mon 25 Jan

Mon 22 Mar

Mon 24 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.

 

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.

 

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ARDS