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

NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

In this issue 24 July 2013                                           No. 16/13

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

Crown Court

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 2013/2014

AMENDMENT

Northern Ireland Court Business No 07/13 shall be amended as follows:

Pg 4

CROWN COURT SITTINGS

EASTERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ARDS

Delete: 9 September 2013

Insert: 16 September 2013

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EASTERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ARDS

Delete: 9 September 2013

Insert: 16 September 2013

Revised Schedule attached


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Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                       _

OMAGH at 10.30 am                                                 Monday 9 September 2013

Trials may be heard at                                                 Monday 11 November 2013

Omagh, Enniskillen or Dungannon                             Monday 13 January 2014

as directed by the Judge                                             Tuesday 6 May 2014

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EASTERN CIRCUIT

CRAIGAVON at 10.30 am                                       Thursday 29 August 2013

                                                                                    Friday 30 August 2013

                                                                                    Monday 9 September 2013

                                                                                    Monday 11 November 2013

                                                                                    Monday 13 January 2014

                                                                                    Monday 10 March 2014

                                                                                    Tuesday 6 May 2014

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DOWNPATRICK at 10.30 am                                  Monday 16 September 2013

                                                                                    Monday 4 November 2013

                                                                                    Monday 6 January 2014

                                                                                    Monday 3 March 2014

                                                                                    Monday 28 April 2014

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COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2013/2014

 EASTERN CIRCUIT

 DIVISION OF ARDS

For NEWTOWNARDS at 10.30am

2013

2014

Opening day of sittings

Thu 5 Sep

Mon 4 Nov

Mon 6 Jan

Mon 3 Mar

Mon 28 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Tue 10 Sep (SO)

Thu 7 Nov (SO)

Thu 9 Jan (SO)

Thu 6 Mar (SO)

Thu 1 May (SO)

Fri 27 Jun*

SO = Sentence only

Tue 3 Sep (SO)

         

C&S = Conviction and Sentence

Wed 4 Sep (C&S)

Fri 8 Nov

(C&S)

Fri 10 Jan (C&S)

Fri 7 Mar (C&S)

Fri 2 May (C&S)

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 5 Sep

Mon 4 Nov

Mon 6 Jan

Mon 3 Mar

Mon 28 Apr

 

Equity & Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Wed 11 Sep

Wed 6 Nov

Wed 8 Jan

Wed 5 Mar

Wed 30 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Wed 4 Sep

Fri 8 Nov

Fri 10 Jan

Fri 7 Mar

Fri 2 May

 

For DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

           

Opening day of sittings

Thu 5 Sep

Mon 4 Nov

Mon 6 Jan

Mon 3 Mar

Mon 28 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 5 Sep (SO)

Mon 4 Nov (SO)

Mon 6 Jan (SO)

Mon 3 Mar (SO)

Mon 28 Apr (SO)

 

SO = Sentence only

Fri 6 Sep (SO)

       

C&S = Conviction and sentence

Mon 9 Sep (C&S)

Tue 5 Nov (C&S)

Tue 7 Jan (C&S)

Tue 4 Mar (C&S)

Tue 29 Apr (C&S)

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 5 Sep

Mon 4 Nov

Mon 6 Jan

Mon 3 Mar

Mon 28 Apr

 

Equity & Licensing Applications ~

Fri 6 Sep

Tue 5 Nov

Tue 7 Jan

Tue 4 Mar

Tue 29 Apr

 

Crown Court at DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 16 Sep

Mon 4 Nov

Mon 6 Jan

Mon 3 Mar

Mon 28 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.  The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Call over 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 three copies of the lodgment documentation in the Bank of Ireland, Belfast City Branch, 4-8 High Street, Belfast, BT1 2BA . Cheques should be payable to “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.