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

 

NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

         

In this issue 9 May 2013                                   No. 9/13

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

County Court

Northern Circuit

Division of Antrim

 

Issued by the Lord Chief Justice’s Office


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS GIVEN UNDER ARTICLE 4 OF THE COUNTY COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1980, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COUNTY COURT JUDGE ASSIGNED TO EACH DIVISION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 6(2) OF THE SAID ORDER

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS

AMENDMENT

Northern Ireland Court Business No 04/12 shall be amended as follows:

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NORTHERN CIRCUIT:

DIVISION OF ANTRIM

Amendment

Delete: Monday 13 May 2013, Tuesday 14 May 2013 and Wednesday 15 May 2013

Insert: Thursday 16 May 2013+ and Friday 17 May 2013+ (+ indicates that the venue for these appeals will now be Antrim)

Revised Schedule attached


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2012/2013

    NORTHERN CIRCUIT

   DIVISION OF ANTRIM  

For BALLYMENA at 10.30am

2012

2013

Opening day of sittings

 

Mon 3 Sep

Mon 5 Nov

 Mon 7 Jan

Mon 4 Mar

Mon 13 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Mon 3 Sep

 Mon 5 Nov

 Mon 7 Jan

Mon 4 Mar

 

*Wed 26 Jun

 

Tue 4 Sep

Tue 6 Nov

  Tue 8 Jan

Tue 5 Mar

Thu 16 May+

 
 

Wed 5 Sep

Wed 7 Nov

 Wed 9 Jan

Wed 6 Mar

Fri 17 May+

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 5 Sep

Wed 7 Nov

 Wed 9 Jan

Wed 6 Mar

Wed 15 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

 

Thu 6 Sep

Thu 8 Nov

 Thu 10 Jan

 Thu 7 Mar

 Thu 16 May

 

For COLERAINE at 10.30am

             

Opening day of sittings

 

Tue 2 Oct

 Tue 4 Dec

Tue 5 Feb

Tue 9 Apr

Tue 11 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Tue 2 Oct

Tue 4 Dec

Tue 5 Feb

Tue 9 Apr

Tue 11 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Wed 3 Oct

Wed 5 Dec

Wed 6 Feb

Wed 10 Apr

 Wed 12 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 3 Oct

Wed 5 Dec

Web 6 Feb

Wed 10 Apr

 Wed 12 Jun

 

Licensing Applications ~

 

Wed 3 Oct

Wed 5 Dec

Web 6 Feb

Wed 10 Apr

 Wed 12 Jun

 

Crown Court at ANTRIM at 10.30am Commencement date for Trials

 

 Mon 20 Aug

Mon 12 Nov

Mon 14 Jan

   Mon 15 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 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 6 September 2012, Thursday 8 November 2012, Thursday 10 January 2013, Thursday 7 March 2013 and Thursday 16 May 2013.

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.       Crown  (including arraignments) and Civil business may be listed weeks commencing Monday 20 August 2012 and week commencing Tuesday 28 August 2012,  as the County 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.

+ Venue for these appeals will be Antrim.