NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

         

In this issue 1 December 2011                                            No. 23/11

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

Crown Court

Northern Circuit

Division of Antrim

 

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 2011/2012

AMENDMENT

Northern Ireland Court Business No 08/11 shall be amended as follows:

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CROWN COURT SITTINGS

NORTHERN CIRCUIT: DIVISION OF ANTRIM

Amendment

Delete: Monday 16 January 2012

Insert: Monday 9 January 2012

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NORTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ANTRIM

Amendment

Delete: Monday 16 January 2012

Insert: Monday 9 January 2012

Revised Schedule attached


SCHEDULE

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2011/2012

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Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                       _

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

LONDONDERRY  at 10.30 am                                Monday 5 September 2011

For Division of Londonderry                                     Monday 7 November 2011

                                                                                    Monday 9 January 2012

                                                                                    Monday 5 March 2012

                                                                                    Tuesday 8 May 2012

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ANTRIM  at 10.30 am                                               Monday 22 August 2011

Trials may be heard at                                                 Monday 14 November 2011

Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena                              Monday 9 January 2012

as directed by the Judge                                             Monday 23 April 2012

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SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

NEWRY at 10.30 am                                                 Monday 5 September 2011

Trials may be heard                                                     Monday 7 November 2011

at Armagh as directed                                                 Friday 6 January 2012

by the Judge                                                                Monday 27 February 2012

                                                                                    Tuesday 8 May 2012

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COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2011/2012

 NORTHERN CIRCUIT

 DIVISION OF ANTRIM

For BALLYMENA at 10.30am

2011

2012

Opening day of sittings

 

Mon 5 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 12 Mar

 Mon 14 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Mon 5 Sep

Mon 7 Nov

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 12 Mar

  Mon 14 May

Wed 27 Jun *

 

Tue 6 Sep

Tue 8 Nov

Tue 10 Jan

Tue 13 Mar

  Tue 15 May

 
 

Wed 7 Sep

Wed 9 Nov

Wed 11 Jan

Wed 14 Mar

Wed 16 May

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 7 Sep

Wed 9 Nov

Wed 11 Jan

Wed 14 Mar

Wed 16 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

 

Thu 8 Sep

Thu  10 Nov

Thu 12 Jan

Thu 15 Mar

Thu 17 May

 

For COLERAINE at 10.30am

             

Opening day of sittings

 

Tue 4 Oct

Tue 6 Dec

Tue 7 Feb

Tue 17 Apr

Tue 12 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Tue 4 Oct

Tue 6 Dec

Tue 7 Feb

Tue 17 Apr

Tue 12 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Wed 5 Oct

Wed 7 Dec

Wed 8 Feb

Wed 18 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 5 Oct

Wed 7 Dec

Web 8 Feb

Wed 18 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

 

Licensing Applications

 

Wed 5 Oct

Wed 7 Dec

Web 8 Feb

Wed 18 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

 

Crown Court at ANTRIM at 10.30am Commencement date for Trials

 

Mon 22 Aug

 Mon 14 Nov

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 23 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 and at such venues as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.        The County Court Judge and/or District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callovers shall be listed on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

3.        Crown Court trials may be heard at Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena at the direction of the Crown Court Judge.

4.        Small Claim hearings by the District Judge at Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine and Larne will be heard at 10:30am on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix. Small Claims are processed at Ballymena Courthouse.

5.        Criminal Injury/ Criminal Damage Appeals for the Division of Antrim are processed at Ballymena and will be heard at Ballymena Courthouse on Thursday 8 September 2011, Thursday 10 November 2011, Thursday 12 January 2012, Thursday 15 March 2012 and Thursday 17 May 2012.

6.        Undefended Divorce Petitions and all petitions relating thereto are processed at Coleraine and Ballymena Courthouse and shall be heard on such days and venues as the Chief Clerk shall fix. 

7.        Crown  (including arraignments) and Civil business may be listed weeks commencing Monday 22 August 2011 and week commencing    Tuesday 30 August 2011, and week commencing  Friday 6 January 2012 as the County Court Judge and Chief Clerk may 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 lodgement 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.

* 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.