NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

In this issue 29 July 2011                                       No. 13/11

 

 

           

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

                        Magistrates’ Courts

 

Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Petty Sessions District of Belfast and Newtownabbey

 

Petty Sessions District of North Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 September 2011 as follows :

 

Page 1                  :         Petty Sessions District of Ards

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am

 

Insert                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am except Youth Courts which commence at 10.00am

 

 

Page 2                  :         Petty Sessions District of Belfast and

                                      Newtownabbey

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete                    :         Family Courts which commence at 9.45am each Monday and Tuesday

 

Insert                    :         Family Courts which commence at 9.45am

 

 

Page 5                  :         Petty Sessions District of North Down

 

Column 2             :         Place and Time

 

Delete                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am

 

Insert                    :         All sittings commence at 10.30am except Youth Courts which commence at 10.00am


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*

 

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

 

 

Every

 

 

 

Ø             Ballymena Family Proceedings Court sits at Coleraine on the 2nd & 4th Monday                                                                                                                                                             September 2011

#              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 & 3rd

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                             

September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.


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)

OMAGH    

Omagh      

   All wards

Monday

 

 

 

 

            

Omagh

     

 

 

Tuesday

Every

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Business

 

Wednesday

5th

3rd

 

 

             

 

 

and Youth

 

Thursday

2nd & 5th

 

 

 

       

 

 

sittings commence at 10.00am.

Domestic Court sits at 10.30am

 

Friday

2nd & 4th

            

 

              

1st

 

STRABANE

Strabane      

   All wards

Monday

 

 

 

               

 

Strabane

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

            

              

 

 

 

 

All sittings

 

Wednesday

5th

 

             

 

 

 

 

commence at

 

Thursday

Every

            

 

             

 

 

 

10.00am

 

Friday

1st, 2nd & 4th

 

 

 

3rd

 

September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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