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

NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

In this issue 6 June 2013                                                         No. 13/13

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

                        Magistrates’ Courts

Petty Sessions District of Antrim

Petty Sessions District of Belfast and 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 to permit additional sittings of courts of summary jurisdiction in each of the Petty Sessions Districts of Antrim, Belfast and Newtownabbey, and East Tyrone on the following dates:

Saturday 15 June

Sunday 16 June

Monday 17 June

Tuesday 18 June

Wednesday 19 June

At each of these additional sittings, the courts shall commence at 9.00am and conclude at 9.00pm on the same date, unless otherwise directed by the Lord Chief Justice or the sitting District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts).

The above sittings are in addition to those currently listed in Schedule 2 and the provisions of this Direction relating to the times of court sittings do not apply to the sitting of any court of summary jurisdiction already listed in Schedule 2.

NOTE:

The purpose of this Direction is to provide additional Magistrates’ Courts on and around the dates of the ‘G8 Summit 2013’.

The County Court Divisions (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 comes into operation on 10 June 2013