NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

In this issue 5 October 2012                                          No. 15/12

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

                        Magistrates’ Courts

Petty Sessions District of Ballymena

Petty Sessions District of North Antrim

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 November 2012 as follows :

Page 1                  :        Petty Sessions District of Ballymena

Column 7            :         Family

Delete                   :         1st# & 3rd* where it appears opposite Thursday

Insert                    :         1st# & 3rdØ* where it appears opposite Thursday

Page 5                  :        Petty Sessions District of North Antrim

Column 8            :         Domestic

Delete                   :         1st & 3rd where it appears opposite Thursday

Insert                    :         1st where it appears opposite Thursday

The purpose of this Direction is to change a scheduled Domestic Court in North Antrim (Coleraine) to a scheduled Family Proceedings Court.


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

1st & 5th

2nd & 4th

 

3rd

 

Ballymena

     

Tuesday

Every

         
 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

           
 

commence at

 

Thursday

           
 

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

 

Friday

           

ARDS

Newtownards

    All wards

Monday

Every

3rd

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

   

Newtownards

Also

All sittings

 

Tuesday

Every

2nd & 4th

       

incorporates all Castlereagh

commence at 10.30am except

 

Wednesday

   

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

     

PS District

Youth Courts

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st, 3rd & 4th

2nd

   

sittings

which commence at 10am

 

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

 

2nd & 4th Ø

4th

 

Ballymena

     

Tuesday

2nd & 4th

1st & 3rd

       
 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

         
 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

 

1st # & 3rd Ø*

     
 

10.00am

 

Friday

   

Every

     

Ø             Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Coleraine on the 2nd & 4th Monday and 3rd Thursday                                                                                                                  November 2012

#              Ballymena Family Proceedings Courts at Antrim on the 1st Thursday

*              Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Larne on the 3rd Thursday.

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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)

NEWRY AND

MOURNE

Newry

All wards

Monday

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th

 

1st

   

Newry

 

All sittings

 

Tuesday

   

Every

     
 

commence at

 

Wednesday

Every

         
 

10.30am.

 

Thursday

3rd & 5th

   

1st

   
 

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 10.00am every Wednesday

 

Friday

2nd, 4th & 5th

1st & 3rd

       

NORTH ANTRIM

Coleraine  

    All wards

Monday

Every

       

Coleraine

     

Tuesday

5th

2nd & 4th

       
 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

         
 

commence at

 

Thursday

     

1st

   
 

10.00am

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.45am every Monday

 

Friday

Every

         

NORTH DOWN

Bangor     

   All wards

Monday

 

3rd*

     

Newtownards

     

Tuesday

 

2nd & 4th*

       
 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

         
 

commence at 10.30am except

 

Thursday

           
 

Youth Courts which commence at 10.00am

 

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th

   

4th

   

*North Down Youth court sits at Newtownards on 3rd Mondays and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays                                                                                                                                                

November 2012

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