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Practice Directions

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17 Apr 2014Practice Direction No 4 of 2014Practice Direction No 4 of 2014 - Pleading and Interloctutory Matters: Counsel FeesLiveHTML Download - j_j_Practice Direction 4-14.htm 60 KB
24 Mar 2014Service other than personal servicePractice Direction LiveHTML Download - j_j_02-14.htm 10 KB
24 Feb 2014Service Fees in Relation to Conditional Orders for Issue of Warrant of Arrest and Attendance OrdersPractice Direction 01-14LiveHTML Download - j_j_Practice Direction 01 - 14.htm 15 KB
09 Jan 2014Pre-action protocol for ejectment proceedings based on non-payment of rent in the social housing sectorPre - Action ProtocolLiveHTML Download - j_j_Pre-action Protocol for Possession Claims based on rent arrears.htm 71 KB
10 Oct 2013PN 1/2008 – Judicial Review (as revised on 10 October 2013)PN 1/2008 – Judicial Review (as revised on 10 October 2013)LiveHTML Download - j_j_PN 1-2008 - revised 10 October 2013.htm 204 KB
28 Aug 2013Practice Note 03-13Queens Bench Division - Summons Court Commercial List LiveHTML Download - j_j_PN 03-13.htm 6 KB
05 Apr 2013Practice Note 02-13Entitlement to Grants for Use and Benefit of Minors LiveHTML Download - j_j_Practice Note 02-13.htm 7 KB
26 Mar 2013Third Party IntervenersThird Party IntervenersLiveHTML Download - j_j_Practice Direction 01-13.htm 26 KB
25 Feb 2013Pre Action Protocol for Clinical Negligence LitigationPre Action Protocol for Clinical Negligence LitigationLiveHTML Download - j_j_Pre Action Protocol for Clinical Negligence Litigation.htm 32 KB
25 Feb 2013Pre Action Protocol for Personal Injury Litigation and Damages - Only Road Traffic Accident ClaimsPre Action Protocol for Personal Injury Litigation and Damages - Only Road Traffic Accident ClaimsLiveHTML Download - j_j_Pre Action Protocol for personal Injury Litigation and Damages Only Road Traffic Accident Claims.htm 39 KB
01 Jan 2013Practice Note 01/13Commercial Practice Note LiveHTML Download - j_j_Practice Note 01-13.htm 14 KB
01 Jan 2013Pre Action Protocol for Commercial ActionsPre Action Protocol for Commercial ActionsLiveHTML Download - j_j_Pre Action Protocol for Commercial Actions.htm 32 KB
01 Jan 2013Scott Schedule – Guidance NoteCommercial Actions - Scott Schedule – Guidance NoteLive HTML Download - j_j_Scott Schedule – Guidance Note.htm 24 KB
09 Nov 2012Practice Direction 06-2012Practice direction no 6 of 2012 in the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland and county court Virgin Money plc (formerly trading as Northern Rock plc) LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 06-12.htm 7 KB
18 Oct 2012Practice Direction 05/2012Solicitors Court DressLiveHTML Download - j_pd_5-2012.html 4 KBPDF Download - j_j_Practice Direction 05-12.pdf 59 KB
06 Sep 2012Protocol for Clinical Negligence LitigationProtocol for Clinical Negligence LitigationLivePDF Download - j_j_Clinical Negligence Protocol - Final July 2012.pdf 97 KB
05 Sep 2012Practice Note 03/12McKenzie Friends (Civil and Family Courts)Live HTML Download - Practice Note 03-12.htm 38 KB
16 Aug 2012Practice Direction 04/2012Court of Appeal (Civil and Criminal Divisions), Chancery Division, Queen's Bench Division, Family Division LivePDF Download - PD 4-2012 (Amending PD 6-2011) FINAL.pdf 130 KB
30 Jul 2012Practice Note 02/2012Ancillary Relief Practice Note - July 2012LiveHTML Download - j_j_PN 02-2012.htm 44 KB
11 Jun 2012Practice Direction No 3 of 2012Court of Judicature Practice Direction No 3 of 2012 - Oaths for Administrators of Intestate Estates.LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 3-2012.htm 21 KB
12 Mar 2012Masters Practice Note 1-2012Masters Practice Note 1-2012 HTML Download - j_j_Masters Practice Note 1-2012.htm 10 KB
22 Feb 2012PD 1-2012PROTOCOL ON CRIMINAL CASE MANAGEMENT IN THE MAGISTRATES’ COURT LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 1-2012.htm 46 KB
21 Dec 2011Practice Direction No 6 of 2011This Practice Direction revokes and replaces Practice Direction 4/2005 and sets out the current requirements in the Court of Appeal and certain High Court actions as to timetabling and submission of skeleton arguments, trial bundles and books of appeal. It makes provision for the electronic submission of documents.LivePDF Download - PD 6-2011.pdf 69 KB
08 Dec 2011Practice Direction No 5 of 2011Protocol for case management in the Crown CourtLiveHTML Download - PD 5-11.htm 58 KB
01 Dec 2011Practice Direction No 4 of 2011Court of Judicature Practice Direction No 4 of 2011 Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (formerly trading as Anglo Irish Bank Corporation Limited)LiveHTML Download - j_j_PRACTICE DIRECTION NO 4 of 2011.htm 7 KB
24 Nov 2011Ancillary Relief Pre-Application ProtocolThis protocol is intended to apply to all claims for ancillary relief as defined by Rule 1.3 of the Family Proceedings Rules (NI) 1996. It is designed to cover all classes of case, ranging from a simple application for periodical payments to an application for a substantial lump sum and property adjustment order. The protocol is designed to facilitate the operation of Ancillary Relief applications. LiveHTML Download - Ancillary Relief Pre-Application Protocol.html 12 KB
02 Nov 2011Practice Note 1 of 2011The following Notes contain the main rules governing the listing of business before, and the hearing of summonses by, the masters in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Judicature. These Notes replace previous Practice Notes issued by the masters including: Practice Note No.1 of 2001, Adjournments in the Queens Bench Summons Courts; Practice Note No.2 of 2001, Proceedings by way of Summons before the Masters; Practice Note No.1 of 2002, Listing and Hearing of Assessments of Damages under Order 37; and Practice Note No.2 of 2002, Proceedings by way of Summons before the Masters. In addition, Appendix 1 to these Notes contains a Guide to Good Practice on Applications for Remittal.LiveHTML Download - p_pd_Consolidated-Practice-Notes.html 26 KBPDF Download - p_pd_Consolidated-Practice-Notes.pdf 114 KB
31 Aug 2011Practice Direction No 3 of 2011Court of Judicature Practice Direction 03 of 2011 - Listing of Trials, Agreement of non-essential witnesses and obtaining of witness availabilityliveHTML Download - Practice Direction 3-2011.html 11 KBPDF Download - Practice Direction 3-2011.pdf 22 KB
30 Aug 2011Revised Protocol on Possession ProceedingsThis protocol describes the behaviour the court will normally expect of the parties prior to the start of a possession claim brought under the Rules of the Supreme Court Order 88 or the County Court Rules (NI) 1981 in relation to arrears on all residential mortgages including both those regulated by the Financial Services Authority under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and those which are unregulated and agreements under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 secured by mortgage. It does not apply to proceedings brought in relation to what are commonly known as "buy to let" mortgages. This protocol does not alter the parties’ rights and obligations.liveWord Download - Revised  Pre Action Protocol for Repossession Proceedings.doc 93 KBPDF Download - Revised Pre Action Protocol for Repossession Proceedings.pdf 30 KB
14 Apr 2011Pre Action Protocol in DefamationPre Action Protocol in DefamationLiveHTML Download - j_j_PRE ACTION PROTOCOL IN DEFAMATION.htm 24 KB
14 Feb 2011Practice Direction No 2 of 2011Court of Judicature Practice Direction 02 of 2011 - Trial of Children and Young Persons in the Crown CourtLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 02 11.htm 16 KB
27 Jan 2011Practice Direction 1 of 2011Practice Direction 1 of 2011 - Amendment to Matrimonial and Civil Partnership PetitionsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 1-2011.htm 7 KB
01 Jun 2010Practice Direction 06 of 2010Supreme Court Practice Direction 06 of 2010 SANTANDER UK plc (formerly trading as ALLIANCE AND LEICESTER plc) LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 06-2010.htm 7 KB
19 Mar 2010Practice Direction 5 of 2010Supreme Court Practice Direction 5 of 2010 - Chancery Division - Setting down and fixing dates for trial of actions begun by WritLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 05-10i.htm 47 KB
19 Feb 2010Practice Direction 4 of 2010Supreme Court Practice Direction 4 of 2010 - Witness Anonymity OrdersLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 04-2010.htm 16 KB
04 Feb 2010Practice Direction 2 of 2010Supreme Court Practice Direction 2 of 2010 - The Co-Operative Bank P.L.C. (Trading As Britannia)LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 2-2010.htm 11 KB
04 Feb 2010Practice Direction 3 of 2010Supreme Court Practice Direction 3 of 2010 - Santander UK (Formerly Trading As Abbey National Plc)LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 3-2010.htm 12 KB
07 Jan 2010Practice Direction 1 of 2010Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2010 - Northern Rock (Asset Management) PlcLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 01-2010.htm 11 KB
30 Oct 2009Practice Direction 5 of 2009Supreme Court Practice Direction 5 of 2009 - The Legal Aid For Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (As Amended)LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 5-2009.htm 7 KB
08 May 2009Practice Direction 4 of 2009Supreme Court Practice Direction 4 of 2009 - Applications for Grants : Lodgment of copy WillsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 4-2009.htm 8 KB
02 Apr 2009Practice Direction 2 of 2009Target Time for cases in the Crown Court, 2 of 2009LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 2-2009.htm 13 KB
02 Apr 2009Practice Direction 3 of 2009Target Time for Criminal Cases in the Magistrates' and Youth Courts 3 of 2009LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD3-20095.htm 7 KB
02 Apr 2009Practice Direction 2 of 2009Target Time for cases in the Crown Court, 2 of 2009LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD22009.htm 12 KB
02 Apr 2009Practice Direction 3 of 2009Target TIme for Criminal Cases in the Magistrates' and Youth Courts 3 of 2009LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD3-20092.htm 7 KB
26 Mar 2009Practice Note 2 of 2009Supreme Court Practice Note 2 of 2009 - Applications pursuant to Order 38 rule 1B for leave to call additional expert witnessesLiveHTML Download - j_j_PN 2-2009.htm 10 KB
27 Feb 2009Pre Action Protocol for Clinical Negligence Litigation.Pre Action Protocol for Clinical Negligence Litigation.LiveHTML Download - j_j_Clinical Negligence Protocol FINAL2.htm 20 KB
16 Jan 2009Practice Direction 1 of 2009Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2009 - Transfer of Probate Business to Chancery DivisionLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 01-09.htm 7 KB
07 Jan 2009Practice Note 1 of 2009Supreme Court Practice Note 1 of 2009 - Directions in Respect of Contested Summonses before the MastersLiveHTML Download - j_j_PN 1-2009.htm 8 KB
15 Oct 2008Practice Direction 3 of 2008Supreme Court Practice Direction 3 of 2008 - Witness Anonymity OrdersLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 03-2008.htm 16 KB
01 Apr 2008Pre Action Protocol for Personal Injury Litigation and Appendix LiveHTML Download - j_j_Pre Action Protocol (Revised).htm 38 KB
20 Mar 2008Practice Direction 2 of 2008Supreme Court Practice Direction 2 of 2008 - Pleading and interlocutory matters: counsels feesLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 2-2008.htm 27 KB
10 Mar 2008Practice Direction 1 of 2008Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2008 - Personal injury litigation - general practice directionLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 1-2008 (Revised).htm 24 KB
19 Nov 2007Guidance Note 1 of 2007Guidance Note 1 of 2007 - Video Link In Family Law CasesLiveHTML Download - j_j_Guidance note 1-2007.htm 46 KB
08 Oct 2007Practice Note 4 of 2007Supreme Court Practice Note 4 of 2007 - Probate Points in Practice (Practice Note 2 of 2007 - Re-issue)LiveHTML Download - j_j_PN 4-2007.htm 70 KB
20 Sep 2007Protocol on criminal case management in the magistrates court LiveHTML Download - j_j_Protocol on criminal case management in the magistrates’ court.htm 40 KB
04 Sep 2007Practice Direction 5 of 2007Supreme Court Practice Direction 5 of 2007 - Bank of Scotland PLCLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 5-2007.htm 8 KB
29 Aug 2007Practice Direction 4 of 2007Supreme Court Practice Direction 4 of 2007 - Direction pursuant to section 68(2)(b) and (4) of the Judicature Act 1978 Functions of the Masters (High Court)LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 4-2007.htm 8 KB
07 Mar 2007Practice Direction 3 of 2007Supreme Court Practice Direction 3 of 2007 - Criminal Appeals: Notice of Appeal or Application for Leave to AppealLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD03-2007.htm 10 KB
12 Feb 2007Practice Note 2 of 2007Supreme Court Practice Note 2 of 2007 - Probate Points in PracticeLiveHTML Download - j_j_PN02-2007.htm 60 KB
26 Jan 2007Practice Direction 1 of 2007Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2007 - Refund applications relating to enforcement applicationsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 01-2007.htm 11 KB
05 Jan 2007Practice Note 1 of 2007Supreme Court Practice Note 1 of 2007 - Civil Partnership Act 2004LiveHTML Download - j_j_PN01-2007.htm 11 KB
19 Dec 2006Practice Direction 9 of 2006Supreme Court Practice Direction No 9 of 2006 - Unique Solicitor's Reference HTML Download - j_j_PD9-2006.htm 9 KB
12 Dec 2006Practice Note 3 of 2006Supreme Court Practice Note 3 of 2006 - Oaths for Grants / Inheritance Tax AccountsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 3-2006.htm 23 KB
15 Nov 2006 Protocol for Third Party Disclosure in Prosecutions of Sexual Offences or Serious AssaultsLiveHTML Download - j_j_Third Party Disclosure Protocol.htm 14 KB
15 Nov 2006Protocol for Third Party Disclosure in Prosecutions of Sexual Offences or Serious Assaults LiveHTML Download - j_j_ThirdPartyDisclosureProtocol.htm 14 KB
26 Oct 2006Practice Direction 7 of 2006Supreme Court Practice Direction 7 of 2006 - Payment of disbursements in Very High Cost Cases under Rule 16LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 7-2006.htm 7 KB
25 Sep 2006Practice Direction 6 of 2006Supreme Court Practice Direction 6 of 2006 - Direction by the Lord Chief Justice under Section 115 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 HTML Download - j_j_PD 06-2006.htm 7 KB
13 Sep 2006Practice Note 4 of 2006Supreme Court Practice Note 4 of 2006 - Engrossments of Wills and CodicilsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PN04-2006.htm 8 KB
11 May 2006Practice Direction 4 of 2006Practice Direction No 4 of 2006 - Wearing of Wigs and Gowns in the Family Division and Family Care CentresLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD4-2006.htm 7 KB
10 May 2006Practice Direction 2 of 2006Supreme Court Practice Direction 2 of 2006LiveHTML Download - j_i_PD022006.htm 13 KB
08 May 2006Practice Direction 1 of 2006Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2006 - Applications for payment in Very High Cost Case Cases under Rule 16LiveHTML Download - j_i_PD012006.htm 17 KB
22 Mar 2006Practice Direction No 3 of 2006 (Replaces Practice Direction 2 of 2005)Practice Direction No 3 of 2006 - Londonderry Recorder's Court Practice Directions County Court Listing Form - Replaces Practice Direction 2 of 2005LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD32006.htm 23 KB
01 Mar 2006Practice Note 02/2006County Court for the Division of Londonderry - InjunctionsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PN02-2006.htm 12 KB
06 Oct 2005Practice Direction 6 of 2005Supreme Court Practice Direction 6 of 2005 - Cases under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995: The use of telephone conferencing in directions appointments pursuant to rule 4.17(7) of the Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD6-2005.htm 21 KB
22 Aug 2005Practice Direction 5 of 2005Supreme Court Practice Direction 5 of 2005 - Preparation of Affidavits and ExhibitsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 5-2005.htm 25 KB
25 Apr 2005FolderPractice Direction 7 of 2005Supreme Court Practice Direction 7 of 2005 - The Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005Live 
10 Feb 2005Practice Direction 3 of 2005Supreme Court Practice Direction 3 of 2005 - Outlays in relation Land Registry and Registry of Deeds Searches LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 3-2005.htm 6 KB
13 Aug 2004Practice Direction 2 of 2004Supreme Court Practice Direction 2 of 2004 - Orders for PossessionLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 2-2004i.htm 8 KB
28 Jun 2004County Court Practice Note No 9 of 2004County Court Practice Note No 9 of 2004 - Certificate fo ReadinessLivePDF Download - j_pd_CertificatesOfReadiness.pdf 11 KB
30 Apr 2004Supreme Court Taxing Office Practice Direction No 1 of 2004Supreme Court Taxing Office Practice Direction No 1 of 2004 - Pleading and Interlocutory Matters LivePDF Download - j_pd_Interlocutory Fees 2004 No 1.pdf 93 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 10 of 2003Supreme Court Practice Direction 10 of 2003 - Applications by fax for first adjournments by consent before the Chancery Judge or MasterLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 10-2003.htm 8 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 3 of 2003Supreme Court Practice Direction 3 of 2003 - Hearing of originating summons, summons or notice of motion by judgeLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 03-2003.htm 15 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 4 of 2003Supreme Court Practice Direction 4 of 2003 - Points in PracticeLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 04-2003.htm 22 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 5 of 2003Supreme Court Practice Direction 5 of 2003 - (1)Application for judgment in default of defence (2)Application of summary judgment (3)Orders (4)Amendment of Orders (5)Written judgments (6)Settlement or compromise of litigation (7)Enforcing terms of settlement (8)Venue of hearings before Master(Chancery) (9)Telephone NumbersLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 05-2003.htm 27 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 6 of 2003Supreme Court Practice Direction 6 of 2003 - Actions begun by originating summonsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 06-2003.htm 8 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 7 of 2003 LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD072003.htm 7 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 7 of 2003Supreme Court Practice Direction 7 of 2003 - Appeals from Master to JudgeLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 07-2003.htm 8 KB
19 Dec 2003Practice Direction 9 of 2003Supreme Court Practice 9 of 2003 - (1) Mortage Actions (2) Application by mortgagee for leave to enforce suspended possession order.LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 09-2003.htm 19 KB
01 Dec 2003Practice Direction 11 of 2003Supreme Court Practice Direction 11 of 2003 - Expert's DeclarationLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD11-2003.htm 9 KB
26 Jun 2003Consolidated County Court Practice Direction No 1 of 2003This Practice Direction is issued with the consent of the County Court Judges' Civil Committee and comes into effect on Tuesday 26 August 2003 and the Consolidated County Court Practice Direction No 1 of 1997 is revoked from that dateLiveWord Download - j_pd_ctyct2003001.doc 186 KB
08 Oct 2002Practice Direction 6 of 2002Supreme Court Practice Direction 6 of 2002 - Expert EvidenceLivePDF Download - j_j_PD 6-2002.pdf 545 KB
07 Oct 2002Practice Direction 1 of 2000 amended 07/10/2002Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2000 - Commercial ListLiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 1-2000 (amd).htm 20 KB
07 Oct 2002Practice Direction 1 of 2000 amended 07/10/2002Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2000 - Commercial ListLivePDF Download - j_j_PD 1-2000.pdf 44 KB
12 Sep 2002Practice Direction 5 of 2002Supreme Court Practice Direction 5 of 2002 - Applications under Article 9(4)(c) of the Administration of Estates (Northern Ireland) Order 1979LivePDF Download - j_j_PD 5-2002.pdf 1350 KB
20 Sep 2001Practice Note 1 of 2001Supreme Court Practice Note 1 of 2001 - Adjournments in the Queen???s Bench Summons CourtsLiveHTML Download - j_j_PN 1-2001.htm 8 KB
11 Apr 2001Practice Direction 1 of 2001Supreme Court Practice Direction 1 of 2001 - Solicitors Mileage Claims LiveHTML Download - j_j_PD 01-2001.htm 6 KB