Crest of the office of the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

         

In this issue 12 February 2013                                                  No. 3/13

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

Crown Court

Southern Circuit

Division of Armagh & South Down

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 2012/2013

AMENDMENT

Northern Ireland Court Business No 4/12 shall be amended as follows:

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CROWN COURT SITTINGS

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ARMAGH & SOUTH DOWN

Delete: 29th April 2013

Insert: 8th April 2013

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SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ARMAGH & SOUTH DOWN

Delete: 29th April 2013

Insert: 8th April 2013

Revised Schedule attached


SCHEDULE

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2012/2013

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Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                       _

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

LONDONDERRY  at 10.30 am                                Tuesday 28 August 2012

For Division of Londonderry                                     Monday 5 November 2012

                                                                                    Monday 7 January 2013

                                                                                    Monday 8 April 2013

                                                            _______________________________________

ANTRIM  at 10.30 am                                               Monday 20 August 2012

Trials may be heard at                                                 Monday 12 November 2012

Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena                              Monday 14 January 2013

as directed by the Judge                                             Monday 15 April 2013

                                                            _______________________________________

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

NEWRY at 10.30 am                                                 Wednesday 5 September 2012

Trials may be heard                                                     Monday 5 November 2012

at Armagh as directed                                                 Monday 7 January 2013

by the Judge                                                                Monday 25 February 2013

                                                                                    Monday 8 April 2013

                                                            _____________________________________


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2012/2013

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ARMAGH & SOUTH DOWN

For ARMAGH at 10:30am

2012

2013

Opening day of sittings

Thu 11 Oct

Wed 5 Dec

Thu 7 Feb

Mon 8 Apr

Mon 10 Jun

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 11 Oct

Thu 6 Dec

Thu 7 Feb

Mon 8 Apr

Wed 12 Jun

Commencement of all Civil  business #

Fri 12 Oct

Wed 5 Dec

Fri 8 Feb

Tue 9 Apr

Mon 10 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 12 Oct

Fri 7 Dec

Fri 8 Feb

Tue 9 Apr

Thu 13 Jun

For BANBRIDGE @ NEWRY at 10.30am

         

Opening day of sittings

Mon 15 Oct

Mon 10 Dec

Wed 13 Feb

Thu 11 Apr

Fri 14 Jun

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 15 Oct

Wed 12 Dec

Wed 13 Feb

Thu 11 Apr

Tue 18 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 16 Oct

Mon 10 Dec

Thu 14 Feb

Fri 12 Apr

Fri 14 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

Tue 16 Oct

-

Thu 14 Feb

-

Thu 20 Jun

For NEWRY at 10:30am

         

Opening day of sittings

Mon 8 Oct

Mon 3 Dec

Mon 4 Feb

Mon 15 Apr

Mon 3 Jun

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 18 Oct

Thu 13 Dec

Mon 18 Feb

Tue 16 Apr

Mon 24 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Mon 8 Oct

Mon 3 Dec

Mon 4 Feb

Mon 15 Apr

Mon 3 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 19 Oct

Tue 18 Dec

Tue 19 Feb

Wed 17 Apr

Tue 25 Jun

Crown Court at NEWRY at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Wed 5 Sep

Mon 5 Nov

Mon 7 Jan

Mon 25 Feb

Mon 8 Apr

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 District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

3.  Crown Court trials may be heard at Armagh at the direction of the Crown Court Judge.

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 lodgment 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.

# 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.