NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

         

In this issue 26 November 2010                                                 No. 33/10

           

 

 

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

                                    Magistrates’ Courts

 

Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Petty Sessions District of Ballymena

 

Petty Sessions District of Belfast & Newtownabbey

 

Petty Sessions District of East Tyrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 December 2010 as follows :

 

Page 1                   :         Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am

 

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

 

 

with effect from 1 January 2011 as follows :

 

Page 1                   :         Petty Sessions District of Ballymena

 

Column 7             :         Family

 

Delete                    :         Every where it appears opposite Wednesday

 

Insert                    :         Every where it appears opposite Friday

 

 

Page 2                   :         Petty Sessions District of Belfast and

                                      Newtownabbey

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete          :         Youth Video Link Remand Courts which

commence at 10.00am each Wednesday.

 

(Youth Video Link remand courts now commence at 11am every Monday, Wednesday & Friday)

 

Column 6             :         Youth

 

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

 

 

Page 4                   :         Petty Sessions District of East Tyrone

 

Column 5             :         Other Business

 

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

                                      5th where it appears opposite Tuesday

 

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

                                      4th & 5th where it appears opposite Tuesday


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

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

Newtownards

Also

All sittings

 

Tuesday

 

1st & 3rd

 

2nd & 4th

 

 

incorporates all Castlereagh

commence at 10.30am except

 

Wednesday

1st, 2nd & 3rd

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

PS District sittings

Friday which commences at

 

Thursday

2nd, 4th & 5th

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

 

 

 

 

10am

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

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 Ø

4th

 

Ballymena

 

sitting at

 

Tuesday

2nd & 4th

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

sitting at Antrim

 

Antrim

 

Wednesday

5th

 

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st# & 3rd*

 

 

 

 

commence at

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

Every

 

 

 

Ø             Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Coleraine on the 2nd & 4th Monday                                                                                                                                                                             January 2011

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

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

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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 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

 

 

 

CASTLEREAGH    

Newtownards

All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Newtownards

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

All business within

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

this PS District

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

has been included into Ards PS District sittings

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2011

 

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SCHEDULE 2 (con inued)

 

 

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

2nd & 5th

4th

1st & 3rd

            

 

Craigavon

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

2nd

 

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

2nd, 3rd & 4th*

     1st & 3rd

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

DOWN

Downpatrick

All wards with

Monday

1st

 

 

3rd

 

Downpatrick

 

All sittings

commence at 10.30am

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Thursday

the exception

Tuesday

 

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

of those shown

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for Kilkeel

Thursday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

Downpatrick

Castlewellan,

Monday

2nd & 4th

 

 

 

            

Downpatrick

 

All sittings

Dundrum,

Tuesday

 

1st & 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

Murlough,

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.30am

Shimna,

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donard, Tullymore

Friday

   

 

 

 

 

 

EAST TYRONE

Dungannon

All wards

Monday

1st, 2nd & 4th

 

3rd*

 

 

Dungannon

 

 

 

Tuesday

4th & 5th

1st & 3rd

4th

2nd

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

 

 

Every*

 

 

 

 

10.30am

 

Friday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

January 2011

 

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