NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

In this issue 28 May 2014                                                       No. 9/14

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

                        Magistrates’ Courts

Petty Sessions District of Ards

Petty Sessions District of Down

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

with effect from 2 June 2014 as follows :

Page 1                  :        Petty Sessions District of Ards

Column 6            :         Youth

Delete                   :         3rd where it appears opposite Monday

Page 3                  :        Petty Sessions District of Down

Column 5            :         Other Business

Delete                   :         1st, 2nd & 4th where it appears opposite

Monday

Insert                    :         1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th where it appears opposite

Monday

Page 3                  :        Petty Sessions District of East Tyrone

Column 7            :         Family

Delete                   :         4th where it appears opposite Tuesday

Insert                    :         1st & 4th where it appears opposite Tuesday


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

Newtownards

    All wards

Monday

Every

 

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 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                                                                                                                                  June 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)

CRAIGAVON

Craigavon

All wards

Monday

5th

   

          1st  

 

Craigavon

     

Tuesday

1st

2nd & 4th

       
 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

 

2nd, 3rd & 4th*

     
 

commence at 10.30am. Video

 

Thursday

5th

 

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

3rd

   
 

Link Remand Courts sit at 9:45am every Friday

 

Friday

Every

         

DOWN

Downpatrick

All wards

Monday

1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

   

1st

 

Downpatrick

 

All sittings

commence at 10.00am

Video Link Remand Courts sit at 9.30am every Thursday

 

Tuesday

 

1st & 3rd

       
   

Wednesday

           
   

Thursday

Every

         
   

Friday

           

EAST TYRONE

Dungannon

All wards

Monday

1st, 2nd & 4th

 

3rd*

   

Dungannon

     

Tuesday

3rd & 5th

1st & 3rd

1st & 4th

2nd

   
 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

Every

         
 

commence at

 

Thursday

   

Every*

     
 

10.30am

 

Friday

Every

         

FERMANAGH

Enniskillen

All wards

Monday

Every

       

Enniskillen

     

Tuesday

1st

2nd

       
 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

1st, 2nd & 3rd

4th

       
 

commence at

 

Thursday

     

2nd

   
 

10.00am

 

Friday

           

*Craigavon Family Proceedings Courts sit at Lisburn on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays.

*East Tyrone Family Proceedings court sits at Omagh on 3rd Monday and 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursdays

June 2014

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