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

NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

In this issue 24 September 2014                                                       No. 13/14

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

Magistrates’ Courts

Petty Sessions District of Ards

Petty Sessions District of Belfast and Newtownabbey

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 October 2014 as follows :

Page 1                  :        Petty Sessions District of Ards

Column 2            :         Place and Time

Delete                   :         All sittings commence at 10.30am except Youth

Courts which sit at 10am

Insert                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am except Youth

Courts and Video Link Remand Courts which sit at 10am

Page 2                  :        Petty Sessions District of Belfast and

Newtownabbey

Column 2            :         Place and Time

Insert                    :         Domestic Courts which commence at 10am.


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

5th

2nd & 4th

     

Ballymena

 

Tuesday

Every

       

All sittings

Wednesday

         

commence at

Thursday

4th

   

3rd

 

10.00am. Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Tuesday

Friday

         

ARDS

Also incorporates all Castlereagh PS District sittings

Newtownards

All sittings commence at 10.30am except Youth Courts and Video Link Remand Courts which sit at 10am

    All wards

Monday

Every

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

   

Newtownards

Tuesday

Every

2nd & 4th

     

Wednesday

   

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

   

Thursday

Every

 

1st, 3rd & 4th

2nd

 

Friday

         

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 Ø & 4th Ø#

   

Ballymena

Also

 

Tuesday

3rd

       

Incorporates all

All sittings

Wednesday

4th & 5th

2nd & 4th

 

1st & 3rd

 

Larne PS

commence at

Thursday

Every

 

1st # & 3rd Ø

   

District sittings

10.00am

Friday

   

Every

   

Ø             Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Coleraine on the 2nd & 4th Monday and 3rd Thursday                                                                                                                                  October 2014

#              Ballymena Family Proceedings Courts at Antrim on the 1st Thursday and 4th Monday

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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

sitting

at Newry

All sittings commence at

10.30am

All wards

Monday

1st

     

3rd

Banbridge

sitting at Newry

Tuesday

         

Wednesday

         

Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

       

Friday

         

BELFAST AND NEWTOWNABBEY

Laganside Courts

All wards

Monday

Every

Every

Every

   

Belfast

Complex

Tuesday

Every

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 9.45am.

·   Domestic Courts which commence at 10am.

·   Fixed Penalty Enforcement Courts which commence at 12.00 noon each Tuesday.

Thursday

Every

 

Every

   

Friday

Every

Every

Every

   

CASTLEREAGH    

All business within this PS District has been included into Ards PS District sittings

Newtownards

All wards

Monday

         

Newtownards

Tuesday

         

Wednesday

         

Thursday

         

Friday

         

October 2014

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