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

NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

In this issue 4 December 2012                                            No. 19/12

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

County Court

Belfast Circuit

Division of Belfast – Belfast Recorder’s Court

 

Issued by the Lord Chief Justice’s Office


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS GIVEN UNDER ARTICLE 4 OF THE COUNTY COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1980, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COUNTY COURT JUDGE ASSIGNED TO EACH DIVISION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 6(2) OF THE SAID ORDER

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS

AMENDMENT

Northern Ireland Court Business No 04/12 shall be amended as follows:

Pg 19

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS

BELFAST CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF BELFAST – BELFAST RECORDER’S COURT

Amendment

Insert:

Appeals from Magistrates’ Courts [against sentence] Friday 11 January 2013

[Appeals against sentence to be listed on each Friday thereafter excluding court recess periods and public holidays.]

This direction will take effect on 2 January 2013.

Revised Schedule attached


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2012/2013

   BELFAST CIRCUIT

   DIVISION OF BELFAST – BELFAST RECORDER’S COURT

For LAGANSIDE COURTS at 10.30am

Sep 2012

Oct 2012

Nov 2012

Dec 2012

Jan 2013

Feb 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

May 2013

June 2013

 

Opening day of sittings / Commencement of Civil Business #

Tue

28 Aug

Mon

 1 Oct

Mon

5 Nov

Mon

3 Dec

Thu

3 Jan

Mon

4 Feb

Mon

4 Mar

Mon

8 Apr

Tue

7 May

Mon

3 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates’ Courts

Tue

28 Aug

Mon

1 Oct

Mon

5 Nov

Mon

3 Dec

Thu

3 Jan

Mon

4 Feb

Mon

4 Mar

Mon

8 Apr

Tue

7 May

Mon

3 Jun

Tue

25 Jun

[contests]

Wed

29 Aug

Tue

2 Oct

Tue

6 Nov

Tue

4 Dec

Fri

4 Jan

Tue

5 Feb

Tue

5 Mar

Tue

9 Apr

Wed

8 May

Tue

4 Jun

Wed

26 Jun

   

Wed

3 Oct

Wed

7 Nov

Wed

5 Dec

 

Wed

6 Feb

Wed

6 Mar

Wed

10 Apr

Thu

9 May

Wed

5 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates’ Courts

[sentence]

       

Fri 11 Jan≠

           

Youth & Matrimonial Appeals*

Thu

30 Aug

Thu

4 Oct

Thu

8 Nov

Thu

6 Dec

Mon

7 Jan

Thu

7 Feb

Thu

7 Mar

Thu

11 Apr

Fri

10 May

Thu

6 Jun

Thu   27 Jun

Civil Bill Review Callover by County Court Judge

Mon

10 Sep

Mon

8 Oct

Mon

12 Nov

Mon

17 Dec

Mon

14 Jan

Mon

11 Feb

Mon

11 Mar

Mon

15 Apr

Mon

20 May

Mon

10 Jun

Mon

 24 Jun

 
 

Mon

24 Sep

 

Mon

26 Nov

 

Mon

28 Jan

 

Tue

19 Mar

Mon

29 Apr

   

Licensing Applications ~

& Equity Civil Bills

Fri

7 Sep

Fri

5 Oct

Fri

9 Nov

Fri

7 Dec

Fri

11 Jan

Fri

8 Feb

Fri

8 Mar

Fri

12 Apr

Fri

10 May

Fri

7 Jun

 

NOTES:

The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

# Business will be listed on such days as may be specified by the Chief Clerk and includes: Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal and Enforcement Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

≠Appeals will be listed on each Friday thereafter excluding court recess periods and public holidays.

*Appeals may be listed on such other dates as may be specified by the Chief Clerk.

All following matters at 10.00am (as necessary):-
Interlocutory matters each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Equity matters, Minor’s Petitions, and Minor’s Payments Out of Court each Tuesday and Thursday.
Miscellaneous matters each Thursday.

Undefended Divorce Petitions each Monday , Wednesday & Friday at 9.30am

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications.

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, 54 Donegall Place, Belfast, either to the credit of the ‘Civil Bill Account’ or the ‘Criminal Injuries Account’ as the case may be.


BELFAST CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF BELFAST (continued)

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Paula McCourt

 
 

Laganside Courts,

45 Oxford Street, Belfast,

BT1 3LL

Telephone: 028 9032 8594

Fax: 028 9024 2078

DX 461 NR Belfast 1

csmlaganside@courtsni.gov.uk

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

Mrs Debbie McKee

Ms Sinead Moore

 

Laganside Courts,

Laganside Courts,

45 Oxford Street, Belfast,

45 Oxford Street, Belfast,

BT1 3LL

BT1 3LL

Telephone: 028 9032 8594

Telephone: 028 9032 8594

Fax: 028 9024 2078

Fax: 028 9024 2078

DX 461 NR Belfast 1

DX 461 NR Belfast 1

csmlaganside@courtsni.gov.uk

csmlaganside@courtsni.gov.uk

   

PROCESS SERVER:

NAME

ADDRESS

DISTRICT SERVED

Mr  David Fullerton

6 Hawe Court,

Bangor,

Co. Down,

BT19 6XN

Belfast and Newtownabbey