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In this issue 4 June 2014                                                     No. 10/14

         

 

 

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

Crown Court

 

1.    Southern Circuit - Division of Fermanagh & Tyrone

 

2.    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 2014/2015

 

 

AMENDMENT

 

Northern Ireland Court Business No 07/14 shall be amended as follows:

 

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CROWN COURT SITTINGS

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF FERMANAGH & TYRONE

 

Amendment

 

Delete: Monday 8 September 2014

Insert: Monday 1 September 2014

 

CROWN COURT SITTINGS

EASTERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ARDS

 

Amendment

 

Delete: Monday 1 September 2014

Insert: Monday 18 August 2014

 

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SOUTHERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF FERMANAGH & TYRONE

 

Amendment

 

Delete: Monday 8 September 2014

Insert: Monday 1 September 2014

 

 

 

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EASTERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ARDS

 

Amendment

 

Delete: Monday 1 September 2014

Insert: Monday 18 August 2014

 

 

 

Revised Schedule attached


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Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                      _

 

OMAGH at 10.30 am                                                 Monday 1 September 2014

Trials may be heard at                                                            Monday 10 November 2014

Omagh, Enniskillen or Dungannon                            Monday 12 January 2015

as directed by the Judge                                             Monday 20 April 2015

                                    _______________________________________

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT

 

CRAIGAVON at 10.30 am                                         Tuesday 26 August 2014

                                                                                                Monday 10 November 2014

                                                                                                Monday 12 January 2015

                                                                                                Monday 9 March 2015

                                                                                                Monday 13 April 2015

                                    _______________________________________

 

DOWNPATRICK at 10.30 am                                   Monday 18 August 2014

                                                                                                Monday 3 November 2014

                                                                                                Monday 5 January 2015

                                                                                                Monday 2 March 2015

                                                                                                Monday 13 April 2015

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COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2014/2015

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

For OMAGH at 10.30am

2014

2015

Opening day of sittings

  Thu 4 Sep

Thu 6 Nov

Thu 8 Jan

Thu 16 Apr

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 4 Sep

Thu 6 Nov

Thu 8 Jan

Thu 16 Apr

 

Thu 9 Oct

Thu 11 Dec

Thu 12 Feb

 Thu 21 May

 

 

 

Thu 12 Mar

Thu 25 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Fri 5 Sep

Thu 6 Nov

Thu 8 Jan

Fri 17 Apr

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Fri 5 Sep

Fri 12 Dec

Fri 13 Feb

Fri 17 Apr

Fri 26 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

Thu 4 Sep

Thu 6 Nov

Thu 8 Jan

Fri 17 Apr

Thu 12 Mar

Fri 26 Jun

For STRABANE at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Wed 3 Sep

Wed 5 Nov

Wed 7 Jan

Wed 20 May

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Wed 3 Sep

Wed 5 Nov

Wed 7 Jan

Wed 20 May

Wed 11 Mar

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 3 Sep

Wed 5 Nov

Wed 7 Jan

Wed 20 May

Licensing Applications ~

Wed 3 Sep

Wed 5 Nov

Wed 7 Jan

Wed 20 May

For ENNISKILLEN at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Mon 1 Sep

Fri 7 Nov

Fri 9 Jan

Fri 22 May

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Tue 2 Sep

Fri 7 Nov

Fri 9 Jan

Fri 22 May

Fri 13 Mar

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 2 Sep

Fri 7 Nov

Fri 9 Jan

Fri 22 May

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Mon 1 Sep

Fri 7 Nov

Fri 9 Jan

Fri 22 May

Licensing Applications ~

Tue 2 Sep

Fri 7 Nov

Fri 9 Jan

Fri 22 May

For DUNGANNON at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Tue 26 Aug

Mon 3 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 13 Apr

Appeals from Magistrates Court

*Tue 26 Aug

Mon 3 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 13 Apr

Wed 27 Aug

Mon 8 Dec

Mon 9 Feb

Tue 14 Apr

Thu 28 Aug

Tue 9 Dec

Tue 10 Feb

Mon 18 May

Mon 6 Oct

 

Mon 9 Mar

Mon 22 Jun

Tue 7 Oct

 

 

Tue 23 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Fri 29 Aug

Tue 4 Nov

Tue 6 Jan

Wed 15 Apr

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Fri 29 Aug 

Wed 10 Dec

Wed 11 Feb

Wed 15 Apr

Wed 8 Oct

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 29 Aug  

Tue 4 Nov

Tue 6 Jan 

Wed 15 Apr 

Wed 8 Oct

Tue 10 Mar

Wed 24 Jun

Crown Court at OMAGH at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials (see note 3 below)

  Mon 1 Sep

Mon 10 Nov

Mon 12 Jan

Mon 20 Apr

DIVISION OF FERMANAGH & TYRONE  


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2014/2015

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ARDS

For NEWTOWNARDS at 10.30am

2014

2015

Opening day of sittings

Tue 26 Aug

Mon 3 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 2 Mar

Mon 13 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

SO = Sentence only

Thu 28 Aug

(SO)

Thu 6 Nov

(SO)

Thu 8 Jan

(SO)

Thu 5 Mar

(SO)

Thu 16 Apr

(SO)

 

Fri 26 Jun*

 

 

C&S = Conviction and Sentence

Fri 29 Aug

(C&S)

Fri 7 Nov

(C&S)

Fri 9 Jan

(C&S)

Fri 6 Mar

(C&S)

Fri 17 Apr

(C&S)

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 26 Aug

Mon 3 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 2 Mar

Mon 13 Apr

 

Equity & Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Thu 28 Aug

Wed 5 Nov

Wed 7 Jan

Wed 4 Mar

Wed 15 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 29 Aug

Fri 7 Nov

Fri 9 Jan

Fri 6 Mar

Fri 17 Apr

 

For DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Tue 26 Aug

Mon 3 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 2 Mar

Mon 13 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

SO = Sentence only

 

Tue 26 Aug

(SO)

 

Mon 3 Nov

(SO)

 

Mon 5 Jan

(SO)

 

Mon 2 Mar

(SO)

 

Mon 13 Apr

(SO)

 

C&S = Conviction and sentence

Wed 27 Aug

(C&S)

Tue 4 Nov

(C&S)

Tue 6 Jan

(C&S)

Tue 3 Mar

(C&S)

Tue 14 Apr

(C&S)

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 26 Aug

Mon 3 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 2 Mar

Mon 13 Apr

 

Equity & Licensing Applications ~

Tue 26 Aug

Tue 4 Nov

Tue 6 Jan

Tue 3 Mar

Tue 14 Apr

 

Crown Court at DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 18 Aug

Mon 3 Nov

Mon 5 Jan

Mon 2 Mar

Mon 13 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 as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.      Crown (including arraignments and Trials) and Civil business may be listed weeks commencing Monday 18 August 2014 and Tuesday 26 August 2014, as the County Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

3.      Crown Court trials may be heard at Downpatrick and Newtownards at the direction of the Crown Court Judge

4.      The County Court Judge and/or District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover 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 a copy of the lodgment documentation in Danske Bank, Donegall Square West, Belfast BT1 6JS. Cheques should be made payable to the Accountant General.

 

* 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.