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Family Law & Childcare Literature

Date Title Summary
23 May 2008 The Children Order Advisory Committee 8th Report This report focuses on the work of the Committee to monitor the operation of the Children Order in the courts and presents an overall view together with statistical information and commentary during the period April 2006 until March 2007.
18 Dec 2007 COAC Newsletter 6th Edition COAC Interdisciplinary Newsletter 6th Edition
14 Jun 2007 5th edition of the Children Order Advisory Committees Multi-Disciplinary Newsletter This Newsletter contains titles and summaries of articles for use by the legal, childcare and medical professions.
16 Jan 2007 The Children Order Advisory Committee 7th Report This report focuses on the work of the Committee to monitor the operation of the Children Order in the courts and presents an overall view together with statistical information and commentary during the period April 2005 until March 2006.
15 Dec 2006 Practitioner Review of the Children Order Advisory Committee (COAC) Best Practice Guide The Institute of Child Care Research (QUB) has been commissioned to carry out a Practitioner Review of the Children Order Advisory Committee (COAC) Best Practice Guide.
13 Dec 2006 4th edition of the Children Order Advisory Committees Multi-Disciplinary Newsletter This Newsletter contains titles and summaries of articles for use by the legal, childcare and medical professions.
03 May 2006 3rd edition of the Children Order Advisory Committees Multi-Disciplinary Newsletter This Newsletter contains titles and summaries of articles for use by the legal, childcare and medical professions.
03 Mar 2006 Children Order Advisory Committee: Report of Court Welfare Officer Sub-committee A report on court welfare officers issued on behalf of the Children Order Advisory Committee, to ascertain opinions of those in the various sectors involved in the safeguarding of children. Views on its content are welcomed and the accompanying questionnaire can be submitted to the Committee via this website.
03 Mar 2006 Children Order Advisory Committee: The Separate Representation of Children in Private Law Proceedings A report on the separate representation of children in private law proceedings issued on behalf of the Children Order Advisory Committee to canvass the opinions of those professions and organisations involved in safeguarding children. Views on its content are welcomed and the accompanying questionnaire can be submitted to the Committee via this website.
02 Mar 2006 The Children Order Advisory Committee 6th Annual Report This report focuses on the work of the Committee to monitor the operation of the Children Order in the courts and presents an overall view together with statistical information and commentary during the period April 2004 until March 2005.
28 Feb 2005 The Children Order Advisory Committee 5th Report This report focuses on the work of the Committee to monitor the operation of the Children Order in the courts and presents an overall view together with statistical information and commentary during the period April 2003 until March 2004.
14 Jul 2004 Multi-Disciplinary Literature Sub-Committee Newsletter Issues 1 and 2 These two Newsletters contain titles and summaries of articles for use by the legal, childcare and medical professions
25 May 2004 The Children Order Advisory Committee 4th Report This report focuses on the work of the Committee to monitor the operation of the Children Order in the courts and presents an overall view together with statistical information and commentary during the period April 2002 until March 2003.
21 May 2004 Family Mediation Leaflet This is a court-mandated family mediation leaflet involving Relate NI as providers of a mediation service. Parties wishing to participate need to have a court referral.
01 Apr 2004 Children Order Advisory Committee (COAC) Delay Report This study constitutes the investigation and recommendations of the Children Order Advisory Committee on the subject of delay in the court process in cases heard pursuant to the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.
08 Dec 2003 Children Order Advisory Committee - Best Practice Guidance The Children Order Advisory Committee (COAC) launched the "Best Practice Guidance" which provides a definitive statement of good practice on major aspects of Children Order proceedings.
13 Oct 2003 Case Index Family Law and Childcare Literature - Case Index for use by Legal Profession, Social Workers and Medical Profession

Legislation

Date Title Summary
17 Jun 2008 Minutes of the Meeting of the Magistrates' Courts Rules Committee 14 April 2008 Summary Minutes of the Meeting of the Magistrates' Courts Rules Committee held on 14 April 2008
17 Jun 2008 The Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice (Children)) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008 These Rules amend the Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice (Children)) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999 in consequence of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 to: - amend Form 3 (Warrant for arrest of child) to show that the execution of the warrant may be proved in County Court Divisions other than the one in which it was issued, in accordance with Article 92 of the 2008 Order; and insert a new form of warrant to be used where a court passes an indeterminate or extended custodial sentence on a child under Article 13 or 14 of the 2008 Order.
17 Jun 2008 The Family Proceedings (Amendment No. 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008 These Rules amend the Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 [S.R. 1996 No. 322], which apply to proceedings in the High Court and county courts, to prescribe a county court specified as a family care centre in Schedule 2 to the Children (Allocation of Proceedings) (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 [S.R. 1996 No. 300] as an authorised court for the purposes of Article 2(2)(c) of the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 [S.I. 1987/2203 (N.I 22)].
17 Jun 2008 The Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2008 These Rules amend the Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 in consequence of the lapsing of Part 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and to take account of the provisions of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008.
15 Mar 2007 The Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2007 These Rules amend the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980, so as to:- make a number of amendments consequential to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33); - transfer probate business from the Family Division to the Chancery Division and make a small number of consequential amendments; - update a number of references to merchant shipping legislation, which has been repealed and consolidated in the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c.21); - provide for taxation of solicitor's professional costs as a single item under the short form procedure; - provide for proceedings against or concerning the International Oil Pollution Compensation Supplementary Fund 2003; - make a minor amendment in respect of giving evidence by video link; - make a number of amendments in relation to the procedure for applications for statutory review and appeals under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (c.41), as amended by the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (c.19) and the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (c.13); and prescribe the procedure for applications to the High Court under the European Public Limited-Liability Company Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004 No. 417) and the European Cooperative Society (Involvement of Employees) Regulations 2006) (S.I. 2006/2059).
05 Sep 2006 The Magistrates Courts (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 These Rules amend the Magistrates Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 to prescribe the procedure relating to applications for leave for a witness (other than the accused) who is outside the United Kingdom to give evidence by live link
05 Sep 2006 The Magistrates Court (Anti-social Behaviour Orders)(Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 These Rules amend the Magistrates Courts (Anti-social Behaviour Orders) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 to take account of amendments which have been made to the Anti-social Behaviour (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 by the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
29 Jun 2006 The Planning (National Security Directions and Appointed Representatives) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 SR 2006 no 285 These Rules amend the definition of electronic communication in the Planning (National Security Directions and Appointed Representatives) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 to accord with the current definition provided by section 4(1) of the Electronic Communications Act (Northern Ireland) 2001, as amended by the Communications Act 2003. The Rules shall come into operation on 24th July 2006.
22 Jun 2006 Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland)(Amendment No. 2) 2006 These Rules amend Order 64 of the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980. to provide that judges of the High Court or Court of Appeal shall sit during vacation to hear cases in accordance with directions given by the Lord Chief Justice.
20 Jun 2006 Draft Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 These Rules amend the Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. 1996 No. 322) and remove the requirement to lodge a bundle of pleadings in undefended causes and make minor amendments consequential to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. Where there is an application for ancillary relief which includes an application for a pension sharing order or a pension attachment order, the Rules provide for information to be given to the other party by the party with pension rights in certain circumstances.
07 Mar 2006 Summary Minutes of the Meeting of the County Court Rules Committee held on 31 March 2004
12 Dec 2005 Rules of the Supreme Court (NI) (Amdt) 2006 These Rules amend Order 123 of the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 so as to prescribe the practice and procedure to be used in the High Court in relation to applications for property freezing orders under sections 245A to 245D of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (the 2002 Act); exclusions from property freezing orders and interim receiving orders to enable a person to meet his reasonable legal expenses in respect of those civil recovery proceedings; and applications under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Requests and Orders) Order 2005 (the Order in Council), which makes provision for giving effect in the United Kingdom to external orders by means of civil recovery.
12 Dec 2005 The Criminal Appeal (Prosecution Appeals) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 These Rules amend the Criminal Appeal (Prosecution Appeals) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 to prescribe those applications which may be heard by a single judge of the Court of Appeal; and to provide that where a single judge of the Court has refused an application, the party may renew the application to the full Court.
12 Dec 2005 The Criminal Appeal (Retrial for Serious Offences) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2006 These Rules amend the Criminal Appeal (Retrial for Serious Offences) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 to prescribe those applications which may be heard by the proper officer; to prescribe those applications which may be heard by a single Judge of the Court of Appeal; and to provide that where the proper officer or, as the case may be, a single judge of the Court has refused an application, the party may renew the application to a single judge of the Court of Appeal or, as the case may be, the full Court.
09 Dec 2005 The Family Proceedings (Amendment No. 3) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules amend the Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. 1996 No. 322), which apply to proceedings in the High Court and county courts, to extend the rules in respect of the procedure for recognition of a judgment under Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 to apply equally to a judgment pronounced by a court in a Member State to which the Civil Partnership (Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/3334) applies.
08 Dec 2005 Magistrates' Court (Misc Amdt) Rules 2005 These Rules make amendments to two sets of rules, which apply in proceedings in magistrates' courts, in consequence of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33). The Civil Partnership Act 2004 introduces a statutory civil registration procedure to allow same-sex couples to make a formal, legal commitment to each other by entering into a civil partnership. The Rules amend the Magistrates' Courts (Domestic Proceedings) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 to prescribe the procedures for proceedings under Schedule 16 to the 2004 Act. They also make minor consequential amendments to forms prescribed in the Magistrates Courts (Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996.
04 Oct 2005 Draft Family Proceedings (Amendment No.2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These draft rules set out proposed amendments to the Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. 1996 No. 322), in order to implement the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33). Further information about the draft Rules in set out in the attached memorandum.
18 Aug 2005 Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (Commencement No.2) Order 2005 This Commencement Order, which is the second to be made under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, brings into force on 31st August 2005 the provisions of the Act listed in Article 2(2) relating to other functions of the Lord Chancellor and organisation of the courts and also relating to functions under legislation relating to Northern Ireland.
08 Jul 2005 Website Questionnaire Help Us Improve Our Website - The Northern Ireland Court Service is committed to improving its quality of service to all users. To ensure that our website is both useful and enjoyable we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out this short survey.
29 Jun 2005 Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 4) 2005 These Rules amend the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 ('the principal rules' to prescribe the procedure relating to applications for control orders under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. These Rules replace the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2005 (S.R. 2005 No. 191) and are made under exercise of the power in paragraph 3(6) of the 2005 Act.
27 Apr 2005 Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules amend the Crown Court Rules (Northern Ireland) Rules 1979 ('the principal Rules') to - prescribe the procedure relating to applications to adduce evidence of bad character under Part II of the Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004; - and notice of intention to adduce hearsay evidence under Part III of that Order.
27 Apr 2005 Criminal Appeal (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2005 These Rules amend the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Rules 1968 ("the principal Rules") to prescribe the procedure relating to applications to adduce bad character evidence under Part II of the Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004; - prescribe the procedure relating to the giving of notice of intention to adduce hearsay evidence under Part III of that Order; and - take account of a number of amendments made to the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 by the Courts Act 2003.
27 Apr 2005 Crown Court (Prosecution Appeals) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules prescribe the procedures which apply in the Crown Court in relation to prosecution appeals under Article 17 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004.
27 Apr 2005 Pensions Appeal Commissioners (Procedure)(Northern Ireland) Regulations 2005 These Regulations prescribe the procedure of the Social Security Commissioners for Northern Ireland (to be known as Pensions Appeal Commissioners) in determining appeals and applications arising from decision of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal under the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943, as amended by the Armed Forces (Pension and Compensation) Act 2004.
27 Apr 2005 Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules amend the Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) Rules 1984 ("the principal Rules") to prescribe the procedure relating to - applications to adduce bad character evidence under Part II of the Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004; and - notice of intention to adduce hearsay evidence under Part III of that Order.
27 Apr 2005 County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules amend Order 32 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 ("the principal Rules") to - prescribe the procedure relating to applications to adduce evidence of bad character under Part II of the Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004; - and notice of intention to adduce hearsay evidence under Part III of that Order.
27 Apr 2005 Criminal Appeal (Prosecution Appeals) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules prescribe the procedures which apply in the Court of Appeal in relation to prosecution appeals under Article 17 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004. Article 17 of the 2004 Order provides for a prosecution right of appeal to the Court of Appeal against rulings by a judge of the Crown Court, made at any time (whether before or after the commencement of the trial) before the judge starts his summing-up to the jury, that have the effect of terminating the trial.
27 Apr 2005 Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Rules 2005 These Rules amend the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Northern Ireland) Rules 1981 to provide for a new route of appeal from the Pensions Appeal Tribunal to the Social Security Commissioners, who for these purposes are to be known as Pensions Appeal Commissioners.
27 Apr 2005 Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 3) 2005 These Rules amend the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 ("the principal rules") to prescribe the procedure relating to applications for control orders under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
27 Apr 2005 Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules amend the Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 to - amend the definition of Master so that in relation to proceedings in the High Court it means Master (High Court) rather than Master (Probate and Matrimonial); - and enable the court to hold a directions appointment by telephone or by using any other method of direct oral communication.
27 Apr 2005 Criminal Appeal (Retrial for Serious Offences) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules make provision for the procedure to be followed where an application is made under section 76 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (whereby a prosecutor may apply to the Court for a retrial, after an acquittal, where there is new and compelling evidence and it is in the interests of justice to do so).
27 Apr 2005 Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2005 These Rules amend the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 ('the principal rules') to prescribe the procedure relating to applications for statutory review and appeals under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, as amended by the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004.
27 Apr 2005 Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No.2) 2005 These Rules amend Order 38 (Evidence) of the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 so as to allow evidence of any particular fact to be given by live television link, telephone or any other method of direct communication.
27 Apr 2005 Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Child Trust Funds) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Regulations regulate the procedure of the Social Security Commissioners for Northern Ireland in determining appeals and applications arising from decisions of appeal tribunals in relation to child trust funds. The Child Trust Funds (Non-tax Appeals) Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/191) are made under section 24(5) of the Child Trust Funds Act 2004 (c.6) and apply and modify provisions in the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (SI 1998/1506 (NI 10) to provide for a temporary route of appeal in respect of Child Trust Funds. Appeals are heard initially by an appeal tribunal constituted under Chapter 1 of Part II of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, and a further right of appeal will exist to the Social Security Commissioners. These Regulations will apply until the Treasury makes an order under section 24(1) of the Child Trust Fund Act 2004.
26 Apr 2005 The Criminal Appeal (Retrial for Serious Offences) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules make provision for the procedure to be followed where an application is made under section 76 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (whereby a prosecutor may apply to the Court for a retrial, after an acquittal, where there is new and compelling evidence and it is in the interests of justice to do so.)
12 Apr 2005 Draft Legal Aid (Scope) Regulations 2005 These Regulations amend Schedule I to the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 to reflect the provision made by section 26(6) of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 which allows the High Court or Asylum and Immigration Tribunal power, in specific circumstances, to order that an appellant's costs shall be paid retrospectively out of the fund established under paragraph 4(2)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.
12 Apr 2005 Draft Legal Aid (Asylum and Immigration) Regulations 2005 These Regulations make provision about the exercise in Northern Ireland of the powers in section 103D(1) and (3) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (as inserted by the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004).
04 Mar 2005 Summary Minutes Crown Courts Rules Committee Summary minutes of the meeting of the Crown Courts Rules Committee held on Thursday 13 May 2004
25 Nov 2004 Draft County Court Fees (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 This Order amends the County Court Fees Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 to prescribe the fee to be taken in respect of applications to the court in relation to a bookmaking office licence under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985.
25 Nov 2004 Magistrates' Courts Fees (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 This Order amends the Magistrates' Courts Fees Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 to prescribe the fee to be taken in respect of an application to vary or remove conditions in respect of a licence for an indoor arena under Article 77A of the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996; and delete the fees payable in respect of an application for the grant of a bookmaking office licence, an application for the provisional grant of a bookmaking office licence and an application to have provisional grant of a bookmaking office licence declared final.
03 Nov 2004 Draft Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules prescribe the Crown Court remuneration for solicitors assigned under Articles 29 or 36(2) of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. Schedule 1 deals with the standard fees which shall be payable for most cases in the Crown Court. Initial determinations in such cases will be undertaken by the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission. Schedule 2 provides for special hourly rates of payment in very high cost cases, in respect of which determinations will be undertaken by the taxing master. A system of redeterminations and appeals is provided enabling solicitors to challenge the fees determined in a particular case.
03 Nov 2004 Draft Criminal Aid Certificates Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 These Rules are a consolidating instrument to replace the Legal Aid Certificates Rules (Northern Ireland) 1966, the Legal Aid (Defence Certificates) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1966 and the Legal Aid (Appeal Aid Certificates) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1966, which are revoked. The Rules prescribe the form of criminal aid certificates to be used when free legal aid is granted for work in the magistrates' court (under Articles 28(1) and 28A of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 Order), the Crown Court (under Article 29(2) of the Order) and for appeals heard in the County Court (under Article 30(3) of the Order). They also extend the definition of counsel for this purpose to include any solicitor who has been certified by the Law Society as being an Advanced Advocate.
25 Oct 2004 Draft Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No 2)(NI)2004 These Rules amend Order 38, rule 3 of the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 ("the principal Rules") to allow for the giving of evidence of any particular fact by live link, telephone or any other direct means of communication; and substitute a new Form 38 (Notice of application to the High Court for bail) into the principal Rules
07 Oct 2004 Draft Summary Minutes Magistrates' Courts Rules Committee Summary minutes of the meeting of the Magistrates' Courts Rules Committee held on Wednesday 16 June 2004
22 Sep 2004 County Court (Amendment No 2 Part IV) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2004 These Rules are made in consequence of the Licensing (Indoor Arenas) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 which amends the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 to add an indoor arena to the types of premises for which a court may grant a licence for the retail sale of intoxicating liquor. The Rules amend Order 48 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 to, in particular, insert a new Form 200A for use in applications for the grant or provisional grant of a licence for an indoor arena.
22 Sep 2004 County Court (Amendment No 2 Part II) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2004 These Rules amend Order 32 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 (the principal Rules) and contain provision relating to the service of United Kingdom processes abroad under the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (the Act). Rule 2 inserts new Rules 6NE-6NG into Part IIA of Order 32 of the principal Rules. New Rule 6NE provides an interpretation of certain terms used in the new Rules. New Rule 6NF prescribes the information that shall be contained within the notice required by section 3(4) of the Act to accompany process served outside the United Kingdom. New Rule 6NG provides that service of a process under section 4 of the Act may be proved by a certificate given by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, which shall be admissible as evidence of any facts stated therein.
22 Sep 2004 County Court (Amendment No 2 Part III) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2004 These Rules amend the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 (the principal Rules) in consequence of the Betting and Gaming (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 which amends the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 to provide that applications for the grant of a bookmaking office licence shall be made to a county court instead of a court of summary jurisdiction. The Rules amend the principal Rules to prescribe the procedure for application for the grant of a bookmaking office licence.
22 Sep 2004 County Court (Amendment No 2 Part I) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules amend Order 32 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 (the principal Rules) and make provision relating to special measures under the Part II of the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (the 1999 Order); and applications under section 46 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (the 1999 Act) for reporting directions and excepting directions in respect of adult witnesses at appeals arising out of criminal proceedings in a magistrates court.
15 Sep 2004 Magistrates' Courts (Licensing) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules are made in consequence of the Licensing (Indoor Arenas) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 which amends the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 to: add an indoor arena to the types of premises for which a court may grant a licence for the retail sale of intoxicating liquor; and provide for a new type of application to a court of summary jurisdiction to attach, vary or remove conditions in respect of a licence for an indoor arena during its currency. The Rules amend the Magistrates Courts (Licensing) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1997 to, in particular, prescribe the procedure for an application to attach, vary or remove conditions in respect of a licence for an indoor arena.
14 Sep 2004 The Legal Aid for Crown Court Advocacy (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules prescribe the Crown Court remuneration for counsel assigned under Article 29 of the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. The main body of the Rules deals with the manner in which costs are to be determined and paid. Those provisions draw to a large extent on the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1992, which relate to criminal representation provided under Part III of the 1981 Order, and which are being superseded by these Rules insofar as they prescribe the remuneration payable for advocacy in the Crown Court
06 Sep 2004 Magistrates' Courts (Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements) (No.2) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules amend the Magistrates Courts (Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements) (No.2) Rules 1987 to revoke or amend those rules and forms, which provide for application to a court of summary jurisdiction for a bookmaking office licence. The Rules are made in consequence of the Betting and Gaming (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 which amends the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 to provide that applications for a bookmaking office licence shall be made to a county court instead of a court of summary jurisdiction.
24 Aug 2004 Magistrates' Courts (Amendment No.3) Rules (NI) 2004 These Rules amend the Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 (the principal Rules) to take account of section 10 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2004 (the 2004 Act). These rules insert new Rule 153C into the principal Rules which prescribes the procedures which apply to an appeal under section 10 of the 2004 Act by the prosecution against the grant of bail by a magistrates' court. These Rules prescribe various forms for use in connection with such appeals.
01 Jun 2004 Magistrates' Court (Amendment No. 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules amend the Magistrates Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 (the principal Rules) and make provision relating to applications under section 46 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 for reporting directions and excepting directions in respect of adult witnesses in criminal proceedings
01 Jun 2004 The Magistrates' Courts (Anti-social Behaviour Orders) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules prescribe the procedure for applications under the Anti-social Behaviour (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (the 2004 Order) relating to anti-social behaviour orders; interim anti-social behaviour orders; and anti-social behaviour orders made on conviction in criminal proceedings.
12 May 2004 The Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules amend the Crown Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1979 ("the principal Rules") to make provisions relating to applications under section 46 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 and under Part 1 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.
29 Mar 2004 The Magistrates' Courts (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules amend the Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 and contain provision relating to the service of United Kingdom processes abroad under the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003.
22 Mar 2004 The Magistrates' Courts (Sexual Offences Act 2003) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules contain provisions relating to Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Notification and Orders)
18 Mar 2004 County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2004 These Rules amend the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 to provide for small claims appeals, removes the requirement to serve notice of a payment upon the Chief Clerk and changes the time limit for a case stated from 14 days to 21 days
02 Dec 2003 Draft Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No 3)(NI)2003 These Rules amend the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 to prescribe the practice and procedure in relation to appeals to the High Court under the Extradition Act 2003.
03 Nov 2003 County Court (Amendment No.3) Rules (NI) 2003 These Rules amend Part IIA of Order 32 (Appeals from magistrates' courts) of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 and contain provisions relating to Part II (Special measures directions in case of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses), Part III (Protection of witnesses from cross-examination by accused in person) and Part IV (Protection of complainants in proceedings for sexual offences) of the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.
29 Oct 2003 The Magistrates' Courts (Criminal Justice (Children)) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003 These Rules amend the Magistrates Courts (Criminal Justice (Children)) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1999 by substituting a new Form of recognizance by [parent] [guardian] for good behaviour of the child, in which details of specific behaviour from which the child must refrain may be specified. It also inserts new forms for use in connection with applications in relation to reparation orders, community responsibility orders and youth conference orders.
29 Oct 2003 The Magistrates' Courts (Amendment No 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2003 These draft Rules amend the Magistrates Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 and contain provisions relating to Part II, Part III and Part IV of the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999. They also provides for the service of a summons by the Director of Public Prosecutions and substitute a new Form of recognizance to keep the peace and/or be of good behaviour. The new Form details the particular behaviour from which the party to the recognizance is to refrain.
03 Oct 2003 Crown Court (Amendment No.3) Rules 2003 These Rules amend the Crown Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1979 and contain provisions relating to Part II, Part III and Part IV of the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.
02 Sep 2003 Draft Rules of the Supreme Court 2003 These Rules amend the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 to make new provision in relation to the payment of money into court by a defendant and the making of a written offer to settle by a plaintiff.
02 Sep 2003 Draft Rules of the Supreme Court 2003 These Rules amend Order 24 and 38 of the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 (discovery of documents).
29 Aug 2003 Draft Rules of the Supreme Court 2003 These Rules amend the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 so as to give effect to a number of changes to the commencement and conduct of civil actions in the High Court.
27 Feb 2003 The Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 Access to Justice (Northern Ireland) Order

NI Criminal Justice Review

Date Title Summary
15 Jun 2006 Implementing the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review 2000 - Response to the Oversight Commissioner's Sixth Report This web page will inform the public about the work taking place within the Court Service to implement the Review.
02 Mar 2006 Implementing the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review 2000 - Response to the Oversight Commissioner's Fifth Report This web page will inform the public about the work taking place within the Court Service to implement the Review.
16 Nov 2005 Implementing the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review 2000- Response to the Oversight Commissioners Fourth Report, including updates This web page will inform the public about the work taking place within the Court Service to implement the Review. Update on implemented recommendations (November 2005)
25 Jul 2005 Implementing the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review 2000- Response to the Oversight Commissioners Fourth Report This web page will inform the public about the work taking place within the Court Service to implement the Review.
15 Apr 2005 Implementing the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review 2000 - Response to the Oversight Commissioners Third Report The Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Review, which was published in March 2000, contained almost three hundred recommendations for changing the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland. Many of those recommendations are the responsibility of the Court Service. The Court Service is committed to implementing those recommendations of the Review for which it is responsible. That process of implementation is overseen by the Justice Oversight Commissioner, Lord Clyde, and the Court Service regularly updates the Justice Oversight Commissioner as to progress made. This web page will inform the public about the work taking place within the Court Service to implement the Review.

Policy and Policy Development

Date Title Summary
17 Aug 2005 Partnership Protocol - Victim Support, Court Witness Service, NSPCC and Northern Ireland Court Service The Victim Support Northern Ireland (VSNI), the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and the Northern Ireland Court Service (NICtS) recognise that each has a role to play in supporting witnesses who come to court. The three agencies have been working in partnership for some time to support victims and witnesses in Northern Ireland. The following protocol defines the nature and scope of the partnership arrangement and addresses the practical aspects of the working relationships.
30 Sep 2004 Employment Equality Plan 2004 - 2006 This outlines how the Court Service will secure a workforce reflective of the community we serve by providing equality of opportunity in employment for people with different political opinion, religious belief, race, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, whether or not they have a disability and whether or not they have dependants.
24 Mar 2004 Northern Ireland Equality Scheme Progress Report 2002 - 2003 Public Authorities Progress Report 2002 - 2003. A report on the implementation of the equality and good relations duties under Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.
22 Jan 2004 Criminal Justice Review Implementation Plan Updated - June 2003 Criminal Justice System Review was a survey of criminal justice in Northern Ireland over the last 30 years. The implementation of this Plan should help to promote confidence among all parts of the community while delivering a fair and impartial system of justice.
31 Oct 2002 Equality Impact Assessment of Policies Equality Impact Assessment of Policies arising from implementation of the recommendations of The Criminal Justice Review Group
01 Feb 2002 Northern Ireland Court Service Equality Scheme This is the approved Equality Scheme for the Northern Ireland Court Service, which outlines the Court Service's arrangements for compliance with Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. In particular, this document outlines the arrangements for promoting equality of opportunity and good relations in the conduct of its business.

Press Releases

Date Title Summary
17 Dec 2007 Judgment in the case R v Hoey The judgment in the case of R v Hoey (05/54536) has been provisionally listed for Thursday 20th December 2007 at 2.30pm in Court 12, Laganside Courts, Oxford Street, Belfast BT1 3LL.
14 Dec 2007 Judicial Tribute to John Thompson QC The Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, Sir Brian Kerr, took the unusual step today of making a statement at the start of the sitting of the Court of Appeal.
12 Dec 2007 Lord Chief Justice's Office - Press Release The German authorities have notified the court that they will not be lodging an appeal against the order made by the Recorder of Belfast, Judge Burgess on 23 November 2007 that Roisin McAliskey should not be extradited.
04 Dec 2007 Appointment To The Office Of Vice President Of The Industrial Tribunals And Fair Employment Tribunal In Northern Ireland The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mrs Patricia Mary Smyth to be a Vice President of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (IT/FET) in Northern Ireland with effect from 3 December 2007. Mrs Smyth was sworn into office before the President of the IT/FET, on Monday 3 December 2007.
29 Nov 2007 HM Inspectorate of Court Administration Inspection of the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland - Press Release 2007/19 Minister for the NI Court Service, the Rt Hon David Hanson MP, today welcomed an inspection report of the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland carried out by HM Inspectorate of Court Administration (HMICA).
23 Nov 2007 Lord Chief Justice's Office - Press Release The Recorder of Belfast, Judge Burgess, today refused an application to extradite Roisin McAliskey to Germany to face a charge of attempted murder on the basis that it would be oppressive because of the passage time.
09 Nov 2007 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2007/17 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court.
08 Nov 2007 Coroners Service Reports On Progress During Its First Year In Operation - Press Notice 2007/16 The Coroners Service reports on progress during its first year in operation.
26 Oct 2007 Notification of Judgment in Court of Appeal - R v Thomas Anthony McCartney Sentencing Remarks in the case R v Thomas Anthony McCartney
12 Oct 2007 Public Appointment In Northern Ireland - Chair of Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission - Press Release 2007/14 The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Mr Jack Straw MP, has appointed Mr Jim Daniell as chair of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission (the Commission).
02 Oct 2007 Opening Statement to the Assembly and Executive Review Committee - Press Release 2007/13 Inquiry into the devolution of policing and justice matters. Introductory Remarks by the Lord Chief Justice.
10 Aug 2007 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2007/12 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court.
28 Jun 2007 Notification of Judgment in Court of Appeal - Secretary of State's decision on Wright inquiry valid - Press Release 2007/11 The Court of Appeal today said that the Secretary of State's decision to hold the inquiry into the death of Billy Wright under the Inquiries Act 2005 rather than the Prison Act 1953 was valid.
22 Jun 2007 Public Appointment In Northern Ireland - Chair Of Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission The Secretary of State for Justice, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, has launched a public appointment scheme to appoint a new chair to the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission (the Commission).
18 Jun 2007 Launch of Small Claims Online - Press Release 2007/09 The Minister for the Northern Ireland Court Service, the Rt Hon David Hanson MP, today launched 'Small Claims Online' - an innovative IT service which allows members of the public and businesses to access the Small Claims Court over the Internet.
15 Jun 2007 Notification of Judgment - Court of Appeal Sets New Sentencing Guidelines For Manslaughter The Court of Appeal today issued sentencing guidelines to be followed by the courts in Northern Ireland when dealing with cases of manslaughter where the offender has inflicted deliberate, substantial injury but it has not been possible to prove that he or she intended to kill or cause really serious harm to the victim.
04 Jun 2007 Appointment to the Office of Master (High Court) in Northern Ireland - Press Release 2007/07 The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr John Wright Bailie to be a Master (High Court) in Northern Ireland with effect from 4 June 2007.
24 May 2007 Daily Mirror Headline - '138 Ulster sex offenders skip bail in six months' - Press Release 2007/06 The Northern Ireland Court Service has released information in relation to the number of people charged with violent or sexual offences who have been bailed to appear at court and who have failed to do so.
11 May 2007 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2007/05 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court.
09 Mar 2007 50 young people appear at Laganside Courts! - Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition - Press Release 2007/04 Laganside Courts will be taken over by more than 50 young people on Saturday 10th March in a bid to become this year's winner in the Northern Ireland heat of this national competition.
09 Feb 2007 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2007/03 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court.
29 Jan 2007 Appointment of Two High Court Judges in Northern Ireland - Press Release 2007/02 Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Mr William Benjamin Synge Stephens QC and Mr Seamus Treacy QC SC to be High Court Judges in Northern Ireland.
08 Jan 2007 Appointments to the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland - Press Release 2007/01 Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Honourable Mr Justice Higgins and the Honourable Mr Justice Girvan to the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland.
30 Nov 2006 Notification of Judgment - R.v.Ruari McCallan Summary of Comments in the case of R.v.Ruari McCallan
14 Nov 2006 Error Made in Good Faith - Judge's Conclusion in Review of Misidentification Case - Press Release 2006/17 Review of the Circumstances Surrounding the Misidentification of Danica O'Rourke deceased and Anita Swift deceased.
10 Nov 2006 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2006/16 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court.
11 Oct 2006 Use of Banbridge Courthouse for the Billy Wright Inquiry The Northern Ireland Court Service has agreed to make Banbridge Courthouse available for the Billy Wright Inquiry. Court business which would otherwise be dealt with at Banbridge Courthouse will be transferred to Newry Courthouse.
25 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman - Press Release 2006/14 Following a recommendation from the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, The Queen has appointed Mr Karamjit Sukhmindar Singh CBE as the first Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman.
20 Sep 2006 Video link to Omagh for Crown Trial Proceedings R v Hoey - Press Release 2006/13 The Northern Ireland Court Service has set-up a video link facility between Belfast Crown Court and Omagh College which will allow the families of the victims of the Omagh bombing to follow the Crown Court Trial of R v Hoey, which resumes at Laganside Courts on Monday 25 September.
11 Sep 2006 Appointment to the Office of Master (High Court) in Northern Ireland - Press Release 2006/12 The Lord Chancellor has appointed Dr Robert Evan Bell to be a Master (High Court) in Northern Ireland with effect from 11 September 2006. Dr Bell was sworn into office on Monday 11 September 2006.
30 Aug 2006 The Right Justice - World Congress comes to Belfast - Press Release 2006/11 From Monday 28th August the Waterfront Hall is hosting the World Congress of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates. Held every four years, this is only the second time in the history of the Association that the Congress has been held in the United Kingdom or Ireland.
24 Aug 2006 Lord Chancellor Appoints Northern Ireland Legal Services Commissioners - Press Release 2006/10 The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Falconer, has appointed 4 new members to the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission
11 Aug 2006 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2006/09 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court.
04 Aug 2006 Judge hands down whole life sentence to Trevor Hamilton for the murder of Attracta Harron - Press Release 2006/08 Mr Justice McLaughlin, sitting in the Crown Court in Dungannon, today confirmed that Trevor Hamilton will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Attracta Harron in December 2003. Trevor Hamilton was convicted of murder on 12 April 2006 after trial before a jury.
28 Jun 2006 New Queens Counsel - Press Release 2006/07 The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Brian Kerr, today admitted 16 members of the Bar of Northern Ireland to be Queens Counsel.
14 Jun 2006 Launch of new Coroners Service for Northern Ireland - Press Release 2006/06 A new coroners service for Northern Ireland has been launched today by Bridget Prentice MP, Minister for the Northern Ireland Court Service.
12 May 2006 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2006/05 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court. The statistics cover both Northern Ireland Housing Executive and private (e.g. banks and building societies) mortgages.
03 Apr 2006 Appointment Of Two Full-Time Coroners In Northern Ireland - Press Release 2006/04 On Monday 3 April 2006, The Lord Chancellor has appointed Miss Suzanne Anderson and Mr Brian Sherrard to the office of Coroner in Northern Ireland
02 Mar 2006 Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition - Press Release 2006/02 Budding young legal teams have been busy in preparation for this year's regional heats for the Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition being held in Laganside Courts on Saturday 4 March. Eight schools from across Northern Ireland are putting forward legal teams to compete in this year's competition.
16 Feb 2006 Press Notice: Arrangements for the collection of items usually sent by post. Due to the ongoing industrial action by Royal Mail staff, the Court Service has introduced alternative arrangements for the collection of cheques and/or documents normally sent by post.
08 Feb 2006 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2006/01 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court. The statistics cover both Northern Ireland Housing Executive and private (e.g. banks and building societies) mortgages.
14 Dec 2005 The Legal Aid (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 The Legal Aid (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 comes into operation today. The Order provides a statutory basis for the grant of legal aid in exceptional circumstances.
10 Nov 2005 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2005/22 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court. The statistics cover both Northern Ireland Housing Executive and private (e.g. banks and building societies) mortgages.
26 Oct 2005 Appointment of Resident Magistrates in Northern Ireland On Thursday 27 October 2005, Her Majesty the Queen appointed Ms Rosalie Prytherch and Mr Gregory McCourt to the office of Resident Magistrate in Northern Ireland.
07 Sep 2005 Appointment of New Master (High Court) Office of Care and Protection in Northern Ireland - Press Notice 2005/17 On the 8 September 2005 the Lord Chancellor appointed Miss Hilary Wells to the office of Master (High Court) Office of Care and Protection in Northern Ireland.
27 Jul 2005 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Release 2005/16 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court. The figures on mortgage possession actions contained in this press release are for the fourth quarter of 2004, the first quarter of 2005 and the second quarter of 2005.
01 Jul 2005 Appointment of New Master (High Court) Bankruptcy for Northern Ireland - Press Notice 2005/15 On the 1 July 2005 the Lord Chancellor appointed Miss Fiona Kelly to the office of Master (High Court) Bankruptcy in Northern Ireland.
30 Jun 2005 Court Service Praised For Excellence In Customer Service - Press Notice 14/2005 On 30 June 2005 a report by the HM Inspectorate of Court Administration (HMICA) was published. Their findings praised the Northern Ireland Court Service for its high standard of customer service across all of its courthouses.
27 Jun 2005 Appointment of New County Court Judge for Northern Ireland On the 27 June 2005 Her Majesty the Queen appointed Mr Martin Piers Grant to be a judge of the County Court in Northern Ireland.
14 Jun 2005 Classroom in the Courts - Press Release 11/2005 Downpatrick Courthouse is becoming a learning centre for the day when over 175 local school children have a fun day out to learn about the working of the courts and to find out more about careers in the criminal justice system. This event is being organised as part of the Criminal Justice Week in Northern Ireland.
14 Jun 2005 Latest Public Appointments in Northern Ireland - Press Notice 12/2005 The Lord Chancellor launches the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission and announces the appointment of its members.
01 Jun 2005 Appointment of Resident Magistrates in Northern Ireland - Press Notice 2005/10 The Lord Chancellor has appointed Miss Lois Amanda Henderson BL and Mr Patrick Eamon King, Solicitor to the office of Resident Magistrate in Northern Ireland.
09 May 2005 Appointment of New President of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal for Northern Ireland - Press Notice 2005/09 The Lord Chancellor has appointed Miss Eileen Rosemary McBride to the offices of President of the Industrial Tribunals and President of the Fair Employment Tribunal in Northern Ireland.
15 Apr 2005 The Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition - Press Release 2005/08 Eight schools from across Northern Ireland are participating in this year's Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition which is being held in Laganside Courts on Saturday 16 April 2005.
08 Apr 2005 Appointment of new Lay Magistrates - Press Release 2005/07 272 people were today welcomed as Lay Magistrates following a major recruitment campaign last summer, which generated over 5000 applications.
01 Apr 2005 Modernising the Coroners Service - Press Release 2005/06 The Northern Ireland Court Service has today published plans to modernise the Coroners Service in Northern Ireland. The modernisation paper outlines the range of reforms aimed at improving the service provided for bereaved families and other users of the service.
10 Mar 2005 'What's Right and Wrong' - As children see it! - Press Release 2005/05 Magherafelt Courthouse has become an art gallery for the week as children from 6 local primary schools put on an exhibition of their paintings depicting scenes of 'right' and 'wrong'.
03 Mar 2005 Part Time Judicial Appointments - Press Release 2005/04 The Northern Ireland Court Service today announced the introduction of part-time judicial appointments at Resident Magistrate level in Northern Ireland. This is part of the wider strategy of increasing diversity in the judiciary by removing barriers that dissuade individuals from considering a future on the bench.
23 Feb 2005 Launch of new Education Website - Press Release 2005/03 Today, the Northern Ireland Court Service is launching the latest addition to its website 'Education Online'.
15 Feb 2005 Mortgages: Action For Possession - Press Notice 2005/02 A delay has occurred in the issue of the figures for the quarter ending December 2004. These will be issued, by way of press release, as soon as possible.
06 Jan 2005 Appointment of High Court Judge - Press Notice 2005/01 On the 6 January 2005 Her Majesty the Queen appointed His Honour Judge Anthony Hart QC to be a Judge of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland.
02 Dec 2004 Lord Chancellor Appoints Member to Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission - Press Release 2004/22 The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Falconer, has appointed Mr Brian Fee QC to the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission, following the resignation of Professor Sean Doran.
01 Nov 2004 Crime Awareness Day at Craigavon Courthouse - Press Release 2004/21 On the 2 November 2004 Craigavon Courthouse will be opened to over eighty 16 and 17 year olds from 6 local schools and colleges to learn more about the impact and consequences of car accidents.
27 Oct 2004 Press Release 2004/20 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court
04 Oct 2004 Press Release 2004/19 The Commissioner for Judicial Appointments published his second Annual Report (2003/2004) on Monday 4 October 2004
14 Sep 2004 Press Release 2004/18 The Northern Ireland Court Service was in celebratory mood as it marked the occasion of its 25th Anniversary Year.
07 Sep 2004 Press Release 2004/17 A new Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission will be established by summer 2005
06 Sep 2004 Press Release 2004/16 On the 6 September 2004, Her Majesty the Queen appointed a new Lord Justice of Appeal In Northern Ireland, a new Judge of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland and 4 new Judges of the County Court in Northern Ireland.
28 Jul 2004 Press Release 2004/15 The Northern Ireland Court Service today published statistics for writs and originating summonses issued in respect of mortgages in the Chancery Division of the Northern Ireland High Court
28 Jun 2004 Press Release 2004/14 Lord Chief Justice responds to criticisms of sentencing
08 Jun 2004 Press Notice 2004/13 Belfast Primary Schools take part in Court Service painting competition.
13 May 2004 Press Notice 2004/12 Lord Filkin launches Lay Magistrates recruitment campaign
05 May 2004 Press Notice 2004/11 Her Majesty the Queen appoints Charles Declan Morgan QC to be a Judge of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland
29 Apr 2004 Press Release 2004/10 Lord Chancellor assigns His Honour Judge David McFarland to the County Court Division of Fermanagh and Tyrone with immediate effect.
28 Apr 2004 Press Release 2004/09 Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 1st quarter 2004
23 Apr 2004 Press Statement 2004/08 Reform of the Coroners Service
07 Apr 2004 Press Release 2004/07 Lord Chancellor Appoints Chair to Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission
31 Mar 2004 Press Release 2004/06 Londonderry Courthouse Opens its Doors
31 Mar 2004 Press release 2004/05 The Lord Chief Justice Sir Brian Kerr has responded to recent media comments.
22 Mar 2004 Press Release 2004/04 The Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition
15 Mar 2004 Press Release 2004/03 Resignation of Sir Kenneth Bloomfield from the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission
13 Feb 2004 Press Release 2004/02 Proposals for Improving the Coroners Service in Northern Ireland
28 Jan 2004 Press Release 2004/01 Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 4th quarter 2003
11 Dec 2003 Press Release 2003/24 Appointment of new Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
08 Dec 2003 Press Release 2003/23 Children Order Advisory Committee - Best Practice Guidance
29 Oct 2003 Press Release 2003/21 Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 3rd quarter 2003
02 Oct 2003 Press Release 2003/19 The Government welcomes the Annual Report on procedures for judicial appointments in Northern Ireland, published today. The former Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, commissioned John Simpson, Commissioner for Judicial Appointments for Northern Ireland, to report annually on his work to review judicial appointments and to ensure diversity.
16 Sep 2003 Press Release 2003/18 Lord Filkin awards prizes for Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition.
05 Sep 2003 Press Release 2003/17 The Queen has appointed Mr Reginald George Weir Q.C. to be a Judge of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland.
01 Sep 2003 Press Release 2003/16 Lord Chancellor Appoints Chair and Members to New Northern Ireland Legal Services Body
30 Jul 2003 Press Release 2003/14 Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 2nd quarter 2003
29 Jul 2003 Press Release 2003/13 The judicial statistics for 2002 have been published. The statistics in this report relate to the criminal and civil business conducted by the courts in Northern Ireland during 2002 and to the work of some associated tribunals and offices for which the Lord Chancellor also has responsibility.
14 Jul 2003 Press Release 2003/12 A consultation paper, seeking views on the future of the rank of Queen's Counsel was launched today by Lord Falconer, the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.
19 Jun 2003 Press Release 2003/11 Court Service hosts end of term party for the 'Time to Read' programme in association with Business in the Community
11 Jun 2003 Press Release 2003/10 Courts support an athlete for the Special Olympics
10 Jun 2003 Press Release 2003/09 School children 'up before the judge' in Craigavon Courthouse open day
04 Jun 2003 Press Release 2003/08 The Report of the Fundamental Review of Death Certification and Coroner Services (Luce Review) is released for consultation
04 Jun 2003 Press Release 2003/07 Private Finance Initiative Laganside Courts - National Audit Office Report
30 Apr 2003 Press Release 2003/06a Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 1st quarter 2003
28 Mar 2003 Press Release 2003/06 'Reimagining' - Multi Disciplinary Family Law Conference 28/29 March 2003
24 Mar 2003 Press Release 2003/05 Students in court - Laganside Courts Complex hosts this year's Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition
13 Mar 2003 Press Release 2003/04 Laganside Courts Complex open for business as usual
25 Feb 2003 Press Release 2003/03 The Lord Chancellor the Right Honourable the Lord Irvine of Lairg officially opened Dungannon Courthouse
11 Feb 2003 Press Release 2003/02 The 37th Legal Aid Annual Report for 2001-02 published
29 Jan 2003 Press Release 2003/01 Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 4th quarter 2002
23 Dec 2002 Press Release 2002/21 Deputy Chairmanship of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland
19 Dec 2002 Press Release 2002/20 New legislation to reform legal aid in Northern Ireland
15 Dec 2002 Press Release 2002/19 Tree planting and scrupture unveiling at Dungannon Courthouse
15 Nov 2002 Press Release 2002/18 Opening of the Northern Ireland Court Service Information Centre
07 Nov 2002 Press Release 2002/17 Announcement of decisions about Court Service Accommodation Strategy
31 Oct 2002 Press Release 2002/16 Making a small claim? Then get the new guide.
30 Oct 2002 Press Release 2002/15 Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 3rd quarter 2002
23 Oct 2002 Press Release 2002/14 Coroner review invites opinions
05 Sep 2002 Press Release 2002/13 Opening of the 2002/03 legal year
30 Aug 2002 Press Release 2002/12 Coroner review issue consultation paper
15 Aug 2002 Press Release 2002/11 Death certification and coroner services review announces reference group membership
31 Jul 2002 Press Release 2002/10 Mortgages: Action for Possession statistics for 2nd quarter 2002
30 Jul 2002 Press Release 2002/09 Judicial statistics for 2001
27 Jun 2002 Press Release 2002/08 NI Coroners' Association to comply with the recommendations of the NI Human Organs Inquiry
07 May 2002 Press Release 2002/07 Government's new plans to reform legal aid in Northern Ireland
24 Apr 2002 Press Release 2002/06a Mortgages: Action for possession statistics for 1st quarter 2002
03 Apr 2002 Press Release 2002/06 National mourning for the Queen Mother - suspension of courts
28 Mar 2002 Press Release 2002/05 Appointment of a new coroner
30 Jan 2002 Press Release 2002/03 Mortgages: Action for possession statistics for 4th quarter 2001
30 Jan 2002 Press Release 2002/04 Laganside Courts Complex - statement on building design
24 Jan 2002 Press Release 2002/02 Laganside Courts Complex Public Private Partnership Venture
11 Jan 2002 Press Release 2002/01 QCs Declaration Ceremony

Public Consultation

Date Title Summary
09 Oct 2009 Consultation Response Document - Remuneration of Defence Representation in Non Crown Court Proceedings This document is the post-consultation report on the Remuneration of Defence Representation in Non Crown Court Proceedings Consultation Document, published in December 2008. The consultation proposal was the result of the Northern Ireland Court Service's engagements with key stakeholders, specifically, the Law Society of Northern Ireland, the General Council of the Bar of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission.
30 Sep 2009 Reform of legal representation provided by way of criminal legal aid at the Crown Court Consultation. The purpose of this consultation document is to seek views on the proposal to regulate the circumstances in which two counsel could be assigned to defendants being prosecuted at the Crown Court.
07 Sep 2009 Graduated Fee Schemes Consultation The purpose of this consultation is to obtain the views of consultees on the introduction of graduated fee schemes to replace the standard fee schemes in the 2005 Rules.
21 Aug 2009 Review of the Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 The Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 (the 2005 Rules) govern the remuneration of solicitors and advocates acting for legally aided defendants in criminal cases at the Crown Court in Northern Ireland. They do this by way of standard fees with the exception of cases certified by the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission as being 'very high cost cases'. In these cases, solicitors and advocates are remunerated (mainly) by way of hourly rates. The review of this element of the 2005 Rules was carried out as a separate exercise by the Northern Ireland Court Service (the Court Service) in 2008. The Court Service, therefore, makes no comment on 'very high cost cases' as part of this review report. The purpose of this document is to set out the Court Service's conclusions arising from the review of the 2005 Rules.
06 Jul 2009 Summary Response on the Court Hearing Centre Consultation. A consultation paper "Proposals for Court Hearing Centres at Bangor, Larne, Limavady, Magherafelt and Strabane" was published on 12 January 2009. The period of consultation closed on 3 April 2009 and in total the Northern Ireland Court Service received 17 responses. In addition we held a public meeting at each of the proposed Hearing Centre venues. The Northern Ireland Court Service have carefully considered all responses and are satisfied that the Hearing Centres proposals strike an appropriate balance between the provision of quality services and ensuring that public money is used efficiently. Accordingly the Justice Minister Bridget Prentice MP has approved the establishment of Hearing Centres at the existing court venues in Bangor, Larne, Limavady, Magherafelt and Strabane.
03 Feb 2009 Summary of Responses to the Consultation Paper on Very High Cost Consultation This document is the post-consultation report for the consultation on Very High Cost Criminal Cases commenced on 30 June 2008. The Consultation Document invited comments on the introduction of contracts for the provision of defence services to defendants at the Crown Court between members of the legal profession and the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission.
12 Jan 2009 Proposals for Court Hearing Centres at Bangor, Larne, Limavady, Magherafelt and Strabane This consultation paper seeks views on proposals to establish Hearing Centres at five existing court venues in Northern Ireland by 2009. Hearing Centres will only open on days when a court is sitting at the venue and, on those days, they will provide a full range of court office services.
16 Dec 2008 Remuneration of Defence Representation in Non Crown Court Proceedings The purpose of this document is to obtain the views of consultees on the proposed changes to the remuneration system for defence solicitors and counsel in magistrates' court cases and County Court appeals which are publicly funded.
30 Jun 2008 Very High Cost Criminal Cases Consultation The purpose of this document is to obtain the views of consultees on a number of proposed changes to the way in which members of the legal profession are remunerated for their work in very high cost cases at the Crown Court.
21 Jan 2008 Results of an equality impact assessment of a change to the form of the juror's oath in coroners' courts This report presents the results of an equality impact assessment (EQIA) of a proposal to change the form of the juror's oath in coroners' courts.
11 Oct 2007 Equality Impact Assessment of a Change to the Form of the Juror's Oath in Coroners' Courts. Equality Impact Assessment of a Change to the Form of the Jurors Oath in Coroners Courts
21 Aug 2007 Full Regulatory Impact Assessment - Civil Court Fees This paper presents the findings from the Full Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) resulting from the proposed revision of fees charged for civil business in the courts in Northern Ireland.
21 Aug 2007 Results of an Equality Impact Assessment of proposals to change fees payable for the civil business in the courts This report presents the results of an equality impact assessment (EQIA) of proposals to change fees payable for civil business in the courts.
23 May 2007 Equality Impact Assessment - Civil Fees Proposal Equality Impact Assessment of Proposals to Change Fees Payable for Civil Business in the Courts.
23 May 2007 Summary of Responses to the Consultation Paper on Civil Court Fees Summary of Responses to the Consultation Paper on Fee Changes.
13 Nov 2006 Responses to the Consultation Paper on Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment - County Court Scale Costs Summary of Responses to the Consultation Paper on Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment - County Court Scale Costs
04 Sep 2006 Consultation Paper on Fee Changes This paper sets out for consultation proposals for the revision of fees charged for civil business in the courts in Northern Ireland. This paper covers fees charged in respect of the business of the following court and business tiers: Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates Court and Enforcement of Judgments Office.
24 Jul 2006 Consultation on Partial RIA in relation to Review of Northern Ireland County Court Scale Costs This is a Partial regulatory impact assessment (RIA) of the options under consideration in relation to the current review of county court scale costs in Northern Ireland. It is presently proposed to increase the scale costs by 10.47% in line with inflation for the period beginning of April 2002 to end of March 2006 as measured using the GDP deflator series. The alternative option under consideration is a continuation of the status quo. This consultation seeks views and comments on the Partial RIA. The RIA was published on 24 July 2006
10 Feb 2006 Draft Code of Practice on Judicial Complaints This consultation document has been issued by the Lord Chief Justice's Office. From April of this year, the Lord Chief Justice will be responsible for handling complaints made against members of the judiciary. This document sets out in draft form the proposed procedures for handling such complaints. We would welcome views on these proposals.
21 Dec 2005 Response to the Consultation Paper on the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Legal Expenses in Civil Recovery Proceedings) Regulations 2005 The purpose of this paper is to outline the effect of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Legal Expenses in Civil Recovery Proceedings) Regulations 2005 ('the regulations'.) The primary objective of the regulations is to provide a means by which assets restrained by proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 ('the Act') can be released in a controlled way to meet reasonable legal expenses, and to ensure that respondents who do not qualify for civil legal aid have legal representation so proceedings in civil recovery cases can progress.
08 Sep 2005 Consultation Paper on the draft proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Legal Expenses in Civil Recovery Proceedings) Regulations 2005 This paper is the second stage of a targeted consultation, which is being conducted simultaneously in England and Wales. It invites comments on the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Legal Expenses in Civil Recovery Proceedings) Regulations 2005. The draft regulations seek to control how assets, which are frozen under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, are released to pay for reasonable legal expenses.
24 Jun 2005 Consultation Paper on the release of assets in civil recovery proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 This paper is part of a targeted consultation, which is being conducted simultaneously in England and Wales. It invites comments on a range of proposals to design mechanisms to permit respondents whose assets have been frozen under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and any secondary legislation made under that Act, to access those assets to pay for reasonable legal expenses for their defence. The consultation, will be split into two parts, of which this is the first.
12 Apr 2005 Consultation Paper on the legal aid arrangements for onward appeals from the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal This consultation paper sets out the proposals for new legal aid arrangements for challenges to the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) to support the AIT in its objectives of achieving a fair, fast and more efficient appeals process. The draft Regulations in the consultation paper will provide for those arrangements in Northern Ireland, giving effect to the framework established under section 26 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004.
01 Apr 2005 Modernising the Coroners Service - The Way Forward This paper provides an analysis of the responses received for each of the proposals and sets out a plan for the way forward in respect of each area
03 Nov 2004 Remunerating Defence Solicitors in Crown Court Cases A consultation paper setting out the proposals for the remuneration of defence solicitors in Crown Court cases was published on 3 November 2004.
15 Jul 2004 Administrative Justice White Paper The White Paper is the Government's response to Leggatt's Report and will outline the Government's proposals for reform of the tribunal system in England Wales and Scotland as set out in the wider context of administrative justice reforms.
27 May 2004 Responses to Consultation Exercise on Lay Magistrates Summary of responses received during the Consultation Exercise on Lay Magistrates in Northern Ireland
27 May 2004 Equality Impact Assessment for Lay Magistrates Lay Magistrates Eligibility Legislation and Policy Equality Impact Assessment
27 May 2004 Consultation List for Lay Magistrates A list of groups and individual involved in the consultation exercise for Lay Magistrates
27 May 2004 Outcome Paper - Lay Magistrates Consultation Exercise Outcome of Public Consultation and Decisions taken on eligibility for appointment as a Lay Magistrate in Northern Ireland
01 Apr 2004 Employment Equality Plan In response to the recommendations of the Review of the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland the NI Court Service has made a commitment to achieve a workforce reflective of the community. An Employment Equality Plan has been developed to detail the activity, which will be carried out in the years 2004-2006. This plan is issued for public consultation on 31 March 2004. The closing date for receipt of comments on the strategy is 18 June 2004.
26 Feb 2004 Remunerating Defence Counsel in Crown Court Cases A consultation paper setting out the proposals for the remuneration of defence counsel instructed in publicly-funded Crown Court cases was published on 23rd February 2004.
13 Feb 2004 The Coroners Service of Northern Ireland Proposals for Administrative Redesign A consultation paper setting out proposals for improving the Coroners Service in Northern Ireland was published today. The Northern Ireland Court Service, which has responsibility for the coroners service in Northern Ireland, is inviting comments on a range of administrative redesign proposals aimed at improving the service provided for bereaved families and other users of the service.
18 Dec 2003 Consultation Exercise on the Establishment of the Lay Magistracy in Northern Ireland Consultation Exercise on the Establishment of the Lay Magistracy in Northern Ireland
13 Oct 2003 Communication and Outreach Strategies Consultation List Communication and Outreach Strategies Consultation List
13 Oct 2003 Communication and Outreach Strategies - Introduction to the Public Consultation Excercise Outreach Strategy Summary of Responses to the Public Consultation Document
13 Oct 2003 Communication Strategy Summary of Responses to the Public Consultation Document Communication Strategy Summary of Responses to the Public Consultation Document
13 Oct 2003 Communication and Outreach Strategies - Introduction to the Public Consultation Excercise Communication and Outreach Strategies - Introduction to the Public Consultation Excercise
14 Jul 2003 The future of Queen's Counsel A consultation paper, seeking views on the future of the rank of Queen's Counsel was launched on 14 July 2003 by Lord Falconer, the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.
04 Jun 2003 The Report of the Fundamental Review of Death Certification and Coroner Services (Luce Review) Consultation regarding The Report of the Fundamental Review of Death Certification and Coroner Services (Luce Review)
08 Apr 2003 Legal Services Commission Transitional Arrangements This paper set out proposals on how the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission will administer applications for civil legal aid under the Legal Aid Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 in a similar manner to the Legal Aid Committee and to process criminal legal aid payments.
24 Feb 2003 Outreach Strategy The review of the Criminal Justice System has recommended that a coordinated outreach strategy should be put in place to make the public more aware of the criminal justice system. A Steering Group has been established to encourage community involvement by developing a programme of outreach activities. Those already in place are being further developed with additional activities under consideration.
24 Feb 2003 Communication Strategy The Criminal Justice Review has recommended the modernisation of the Criminal Justice System. These changes will require an effective communications strategy.
07 Nov 2002 Accommodation Strategy - Outcome Details of the decisions made in respect of the consultation exercise
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy 2001 - 2010 Consultation Document A consultation document inviting comments regarding the future of court accommodation in Northern Ireland. This is the low resolution version.
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy 2001 - 2010 Consultation Document A consultation document inviting comments regarding the future of court accommodation in Northern Ireland. This is the high resolution version.
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - Limavady Court Users Survey Statistical analysis of the responses from the Limavady Court Users Survey
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - Larne Court Users Survey Statistical analysis of the responses from the Larne Court Users Survey
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - Banbridge Court Users Survey Statistical analysis of the responses from the Banbridge Court Users Survey
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - Equality Impact Assessment Equality impact assessment including consolidation of data pertaining to each area of proposed closure
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - Appraisal Assessment of the proposed strategy using the Policy Appraisal and Fair Treatment guidelines
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - Equality Impact Screening Equality impact screening in accordance with Setion 75 of the Northern Ireland Act
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - Summary of Responses Summary of the responses received to the consultation document
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - List of Respondents List of respondents to consultation exercise
01 Dec 2001 Accommodation Strategy - List of Consultees List of consultees invited to comment

Targets and Performance

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Date Title Summary
18 Aug 2009 Northern Ireland Court Service Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-2009. This is the Annual Report and Accounts for the Northern Ireland Court Service for the financial year ended 31 March 2009. These Statements have been prepared in accordance with directions given by HM Treasury in pursuance of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.
24 Jul 2009 Northern Ireland Court Service Business Plan 2009 / 2010. This plan sets out our business objectives for year 2009 / 2010. It is the second strategic document arising from our Corporate Plan spanning the period 2008-2011.
01 Apr 2009 Delivering Quality Services - The business modernisation and customer service strategy. This Business Modernisation and Customer Service Strategy sets out the Court Service's vision of how we plan to develop our business until 2010/11 in order to deliver quality, customer-focused services.
08 Jan 2009 Landscape Review and Action Plan Deloitte MCS Limited was commissioned by the Public Legal Services Division of the Northern Ireland Court Service to undertake a Landscape Review of the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission. This document presents the conclusions and recommendations of the Landscape Review undertaken during March and April 2007. Also attached is an associated action plan. This action plan has been produced by the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission and agreed with the Northern Ireland Court Service in response to the Landscape Review of the Commission.
27 Oct 2008 Northern Ireland Court Service Annual Report 2007-2008 The Northern Ireland Court Service is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2007/08. This Report reflects the Lord Chancellor's duty to ensure that there is an efficient and effective system to support the carrying on of business of Northern Ireland courts and that appropriate services are provided for those courts.
29 Jul 2008 Northern Ireland Court Service Corporate Plan 2008 - 2011 This Corporate Plan sets out the strategic objectives for the Court Service over the next three years and explains how we plan to use the resources made available to us. Incorporated in this document is the Court Service Business plan for the year 2008/09.
07 Mar 2008 Childrens Order Bulletin October 2007 - December 2007 This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
04 Mar 2008 Northern Ireland Court Service Resource Accounts 2006-2007 This is the Annual Report and Accounts for the Northern Ireland Court Service for the financial year ended 31 March 2007. These Statements have been prepared in accordance with directions given by HM Treasury in pursuance of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000.
29 Feb 2008 Value For Money (VFM) Delivery Agreement 2008 - 2011 - Delivering the Spending Review 2007 The CSR 07 settlement for the Northern Ireland Court Service has been developed with the objective of providing a sustainable resource platform to support its ongoing business activities, and to take account of the anticipated devolution of policing and justice in Northern Ireland.
15 Feb 2008 High Court Bulletin October 2007 - December 2007 The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period October - December 2007.
15 Feb 2008 County Court Bulletin October 2007 - December 2007 The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period October - December 2007.
08 Feb 2008 Crown Court Bulletin October 2007 - December 2007 The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from October to December 2007 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
08 Feb 2008 Magistrates Court Bulletin October 2007 - December 2007 The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period October - December 2007.
29 Nov 2007 HMICA Report on the inspection of the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland In April 2006, the Northern Ireland Court Service (NICtS) established the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland (CSNI). The Coroners' Service had been reformed both judicially and administratively and NICtS asked Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Court Administration (HMICA) to inspect the administrative function of CSNI to see if it was delivering an improved service to bereaved families.
23 Nov 2007 Childrens Order Bulletin July 2007 - September 2007 This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
16 Nov 2007 High Court Bulletin July 2007 - September 2007 The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period July - September 2007.
16 Nov 2007 County Court Bulletin July 2007 - September 2007 The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period July - September 2007.
09 Nov 2007 Crown Court Bulletin July 2007 - September 2007 The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from July to September 2007 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
09 Nov 2007 Crown Court Bulletin April 2007 - June 2007 The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from April to June 2007 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
09 Nov 2007 Crown Court Bulletin January 2007 - March 2007 The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from January to March 2007 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
09 Nov 2007 Magistrates Court Bulletin July 2007 - September 2007 The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period July - September 2007.
08 Nov 2007 The Coroners Service for Northern Ireland Business Review April 2006 to March 2007 This document provides statistical information on the first year of operation for the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland including the operational targets set out in its Charter along with information on the development of partnerships and interagency agreements.
09 Oct 2007 Northern Ireland Court Service Annual Report 2006-2007 The Northern Ireland Court Service is pleased to present its Annual Report for 2006/07. This is the first Annual Report reflecting the Lord Chancellor's duty to ensure that there is an efficient and effective system to support the carrying on of business of Northern Ireland courts and that appropriate services are provided for those courts. Also included in this report are the full span of Court Service's other responsibilities which include support for the Northern Ireland legal aid system and the judicial appointments system.
31 Aug 2007 Childrens Order Bulletin April 2007 - June 2007 This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
17 Aug 2007 County Court Bulletin April 2007 - June 2007 The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period April - June 2007.
17 Aug 2007 High Court Bulletin April 2007 - June 2007 The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period April - June 2007.
10 Aug 2007 Magistrates Court Bulletin April 2007 - June 2007 The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period April - June 2007.
30 Jul 2007 Northern Ireland Court Service Business Plan 2007 - 2008 This Business Plan explains how we will serve the community through the administration of justice during our 2007/08 business year.
22 Jun 2007 Childrens Order Bulletin January 2007 - March 2007 This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
07 Jun 2007 County Court Bulletin January 2007 - March 2007 The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period January - March 2007.
21 May 2007 Statistics and Research publication dates The information in this document details the publication dates for future statistics and research reports.
18 May 2007 Magistrates Court Bulletin January 2007 - March 2007 The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period January - March 2007.
18 May 2007 High Court Bulletin January 2007 - March 2007 The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period January - March 2007.
23 Mar 2007 Northern Ireland Court Service Resource Accounts 2005-2006 The Northern Ireland Court Service presents its accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2006. The Accounts have been prepared in accordance with directions given by HM Treasury in pursuance of Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000
02 Mar 2007 Childrens Order Bulletin October 2006 - December 2006 This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
02 Mar 2007 County Court Bulletin October 2006 - December 2006 The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period October - December 2006.
23 Feb 2007 High Court Bulletin October 2006 - December 2006 The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period October - December 2006.
16 Feb 2007 Magistrates Court Bulletin October 2006 - December 2006 The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period October - December 2006.
09 Feb 2007 Crown Court Bulletin October 2006 - December 2006 The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from October to December 2006 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
01 Dec 2006 High Court Bulletin July 2006 - September 2006 (Provisional Figures) The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period July - September 2006.
01 Dec 2006 County Court Bulletin July 2006 - September 2006 (Provisional Figures) The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period July - September 2006.
01 Dec 2006 Childrens Order Bulletin July 2006 - September 2006 (Provisional Figures) This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
15 Nov 2006 Magistrates Court Bulletin July 2006 - September 2006 (Provisional Figures) The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period July - September 2006.
09 Nov 2006 Crown Court Bulletin July 2006 - September 2006 The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from July to September 2006 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
31 Aug 2006 High Court Bulletin April 2006 - June 2006 (Provisional Figures) The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period April - June 2006.
31 Aug 2006 County Court Bulletin April 2006 - June 2006 (Provisional Figures) The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period April - June 2006.
25 Aug 2006 Childrens Order Bulletin April 2006 - June 2006 (Provisional Figures) This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
11 Aug 2006 Magistrates Court Bulletin April 2006 - June 2006 (Provisional Figures) The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period April - June 2006.
11 Aug 2006 Crown Court Bulletin April 2006 - June 2006 (Provisional Figures) The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from April to June 2006 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
26 Jun 2006 Northern Ireland Court Service Business Plan 2006 - 2007 This Business Plan covers the second year of delivery of the Corporate Plan 2005 to 2008. We shall report on our achievements under this Business Plan through the publication of an Annual Report. The Annual Report for the business year 2006/07 will be published by the Summer of 2007.
09 Jun 2006 Childrens Order Bulletin January 2006 - March 2006 (Provisional Figures) This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
02 Jun 2006 Customer Exit Survey 2005 The information in this report details the results of the Customer Exit Survey carried out across all court venues for 2005 by age, gender and religion.
02 Jun 2006 High Court Bulletin January 2006 - March 2006 (Provisional Figures) The High Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the High Court for the period January - March 2006.
02 Jun 2006 County Court Bulletin January 2006 - March 2006 (Provisional Figures) The County Court Bulletin details the business volumes, case waiting times and sittings of the county court for the period January - March 2006.
31 May 2006 Customer Service Strategy Year 2 Action Plan (April 2006 - March 2007) In the second year of the Customer Service Strategy the Northern Ireland Court Service has developed an Action Plan which aims to address four key customer needs.
12 May 2006 Crown Court Bulletin January 2006 - March 2006 (Provisional Figures) The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from January to March 2006 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
12 May 2006 Magistrates Court Bulletin January 2006 - March 2006 (Provisional Figures) The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period January - March 2006.
23 Feb 2006 Children's Order Quarterly Bulletin October 2005 - December 2005 (Provisional Figures) This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
09 Feb 2006 Magistrates' Court Bulletin October 2005 - December 2005 (Provisional Figures) The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period October - December 2005.
07 Feb 2006 Crown Court Bulletin October 2005 - December 2005 The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from October to December 2005 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
18 Jan 2006 Children's Order Quarterly Bulletin July 2005 - September 2005 (Provisional Figures) This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved.
24 Nov 2005 Northern Ireland Court Service Corporate Plan 2005-2008 This plan outlines our Corporate Objectives for the next three years. It identifies the aims and values of the Court Service and develops the strategic objectives under four key themes. Incorporated in this document is the Court Service Business plan for the year 2005-2008
24 Nov 2005 Annual Report 2004-2005 This report provides an overview of the work of the Court Service during the period April 2004 to March 2005. The Report provides information on the Northern Ireland Court Service's performance against the Corporate Plan. This report focuses on the Court Service's strategic objectives and its achievements throughout the year.
10 Nov 2005 Crown Court Bulletin July 2005 - September 2005 (Provisional Figures) The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from July to September 2005 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
10 Nov 2005 Magistrates' Court Bulletin July 2005 - September 2005 (Provisional Figures) The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period July - September 2005.
03 Nov 2005 Northern Ireland Court Service Resource Accounts 2004-2005 The Northern Ireland Court Service presents its accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2005. The Accounts have been prepared in accordance with directions given by HM Treasury in pursuance of Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000
09 Sep 2005 Children's Order Quarterly Bulletin April 2005 - June 2005 (Provisional Figures) This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved
12 Aug 2005 Magistrates' Court Bulletin April 2005 - June 2005 (Provisional Figures) The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period April - June 2005.
12 Aug 2005 Crown Court Bulletin April 2005 - June 2005 (Provisional Figures) The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from April to June 2005 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times.
30 Jun 2005 Customer Service Strategy June 2005 The Customer Service Strategy outlines how services will be delivered and how developments in information technology and communications will enable new and better ways of delivering services in the future.
30 Jun 2005 Customer Service in the Northern Ireland Court Service This report summarises the findings from a series of linked inspections of customer service that took place between February 2004 and March 2005.
27 May 2005 Children's Order Quarterly Bulletin January 2005 - March 2005 (Provisional Figures) This report details the volume of Children's Order business received and dealt with during the quarter, as well as looking at waiting times and numbers of children involved
20 May 2005 Magistrates' Court Bulletin January 2005 - March 2005 (Provisional Figures) The Magistrates' Court Bulletin details sittings, business volumes and performance targets of the Magistrates' court for the period January - March 2005.
13 May 2005 Crown Court Bulletin January 2005 - March 2005 (Provisional Figures) The Crown Court Bulletin details the quarterly figures from January to March 2005 for the cases received and dealt with during the period, and defendant waiting times
10 May 2005 When MCSI inspected the Court Funds Office This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at the Court Funds Office
14 Feb 2005 When MCSI inspected the Court Division of Armagh and South Down This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at Armagh, Banbridge and Newry courthouses.
14 Feb 2005 When MCSI inspected the Court Division of Ards This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at Bangor, Downpatrick and Newtonards courthouses.
20 Dec 2004 When MCSI inspected the Court Division of Fermanagh and Tyrone This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at Dungannon, Enniskillen, Omagh and Strabane courthouses. Translations in Chinese, Polish, Portugese and Russian available.
20 Dec 2004 When MCSI inspected the Royal Courts of Justice This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at the Royal Courts of Justice.
20 Dec 2004 When MCSI inspected the Court Division of Craigavon This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at Craigavon and Lisburn courthouses
21 Oct 2004 Northern Ireland Court Serice Resource Accounts 2003-2004 The Northern Ireland Court Service presents its accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2004. The Accounts have been prepared in accordance with directions given by HM Treasury in pursuance of Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000
30 Sep 2004 When MCSI inspected the Court Division of Antrim This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine and Larne courthouses
30 Sep 2004 When MCSI inspected the Court Division of Londonderry This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at Londonderry, Limavady and Magherafelt courthouses
30 Sep 2004 When MCSI inspected the Enforcement of Judgments Office This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at the Enforcement of Judgments Office
27 Sep 2004 Annual Report 2003-2004 This report provides an overview of the work of the Court Service during the period April 2003 to March 2004, the first year of delivery of our Corporate Plan for 2003-06. This report focuses on the Court Service's strategic objectives and its achievements throughout the year.
30 Jul 2004 Judicial Statistics 2003 The statistics in this report relate to the criminal and civil business conducted by the courts in Northern Ireland during 2003 and to the work of some associated tribunals and offices for which the Lord Chancellor also has responsibility.
26 Jul 2004 When MCSI inspected Belfast Comibined Courts This leaflet details the findings of the MCSI Inspection for the services offered at Belfast Combined Courts
06 Jul 2004 Northern Ireland Court Service Business Plan 2004 - 2005 The Business Plan covers the second year of our Corporate Plan 2003-2006. In it we describe how we shall continue to take forward the Strategic Objectives set out in our Corporate Plan while building on our achievements from last year.
07 Jan 2004 Northern Ireland Court Service Annual Report 2002-2003 On Monday the 15th December 2003, the Northern Ireland Court Service published the "2002 - 2003 Annual Report". This ninth Annual Report of the Northern Ireland Court Service covers the period from April 2002 to March 2003 and provides information on the Court Service's performance against its strategic objectives and performance indicators as set out in its Corporate Plan.
04 Dec 2003 Northern Ireland Court Serice Resource Accounts 2002-2003 The Northern Ireland Court Service presents its accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2003. The Accounts have been prepared in accordance with directions given by HM Treasury in pursuance of Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000
24 Jul 2003 Judicial Statistics 2002 The statistics in this report relate to the criminal and civil business conducted by the courts in Northern Ireland during 2002 and to the work of some associated tribunals and offices for which the Lord Chancellor also has responsibility.
01 May 2003 Northern Ireland Court Service Corporate Plan 2003-2006 This plan outlines our Corporate Objectives for the next three years. It identifies the aim and values of the Court Service and develops the strategic objectives under four key themes. Incorporated in this document is the Court Service Business plan for the year 2003-2004
02 Dec 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between the NI Court Service and the NI Human Rights Commission This Memorandum of Understanding establishes a framework for an open and constructive working relationship between the Northern Ireland Court Service and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
01 Dec 2002 SR2002 Service Delivery Agreement This report focuses on how high level objectives will be achieved, how performance will be improved, how the NI Court Service will focus more closely on the needs of consumers of its services, how the department's human and IT resources will be managed to achieve change, and the steps in hand to improve policy making in line with the Modernising Government White Paper.
01 Nov 2002 Court Funds Office Customer Satisfaction Survey 2002 - Results The information in this report details the results of the Court Funds Office customer satisfaction survey for 2002
01 Oct 2002 The Children Order Advisory Committee Third Report The report focuses on the work of this non-statutory committee established by Ministers to monitor the operation of the Children Order in the courts. It presents an overall view including statistical information and commentary together with reports and recommendations on the work of various sub-committees during the period January 2001 until March 2002
01 Sep 2002 Northern Ireland Court Service Annual Report 2001-2002 This report focuses on the Court Service's strategic objectives and its achievements throughout the year. It provides information about the work it has carried out in support of the Judiciary and in co-operation with other Government Departments and agencies.
01 Jul 2002 Northern Ireland Court Service Judicial Statistics 2001 The statistics in this report relate to the criminal and civil business conducted by the courts in Northern Ireland and to the work of some associated tribunals and offices for which the Lord Chancellor also has responsibility.
02 Jan 2002 Concordat Between NI Court Service and the NI Executive Committee The Concordat is an agreement which sets out a framework for working arrangements between the NI Court Service and the Northern Ireland administration on matters in which we have a mutual interest.
01 Aug 2001 Northern Ireland Court Service Annual Report 2000-2001 This report focuses on the Court Service's strategic objectives and its achievements throughout the year. It provides information about the work it has carried out in support of the Judiciary and in co-operation with other Government Departments and agencies.
02 Jul 2001 Northern Ireland Court Service Judicial Statistics 2000 The statistics in this report relate to the criminal and civil business conducted by the courts in Northern Ireland and to the work of some associated tribunals and offices for which the Lord Chancellor also has responsibility.
01 Sep 2000 The Future of Legal Aid in Northern Ireland A review into the administration and provision of legal aid in Northern Ireland
03 Jul 2000 SR2000 Service Delivery Agreement This report focuses on how high level objectives will be achieved, how performance will be improved, how the NI Court Service will focus more closely on the needs of consumers of its services, how the Department's human and IT resources will be managed to achieve change, and the steps in hand to improve policy-making in line with the Modernising Government White Paper.
03 Jul 2000 Northern Ireland Court Service Annual report 1999-2000
03 Jul 2000 Northern Ireland Court Service Judicial Statistics 1999 The statistics in this report relate to the criminal and civil business conducted by the courts in Northern Ireland and to the work of some associated tribunals and offices for which the Lord Chancellor also has responsibility.
01 Jun 2000 Northern Ireland Court Service Departmental Investment Strategy 2000 This document sets out how the Court Service manages it's existing asset base and how it proposes to maintain this, while developing, and delivering, new investment opportunities.
01 Jun 2000 Review of the Civil Justice System in Northern Ireland - Final Report This report contains the recommendations of the Civil Justice Reform Group on how civil court procedures in Northern Ireland could be developed so as to make them as accessible, economical and efficient as possible. Recommendations made in the Group's Interim Report of April 1999 are reconsidered in light of extensive consultation. In addition, a number of new areas are examined including sanctions, an alternative procedure for claims, clinical negligence litigation and information technology.
01 Apr 1999 Review of the Civil Justice System in Northern Ireland - Interim Report This report contains the interim recommendations of the Civil Justice Reform Group on how civil court procedures in Northern Ireland could be developed so as to make them as accessible, economical and efficient as possible.
01 Apr 1999 Northern Ireland Court Service Corporate Plan 1999-2000 The plan details the strategic challenges and objectives for the Court Service and outlines the organisation's key priorities in developing it's people and managing it's estate and available financial resources.

Using the Court Service

Date Title Summary
01 Sep 2008 Enforcement of Judgements Office Advice for Customers General Advice for Customers wishing to use the Enforcement of Judgements Office
06 May 2008 EJO Case Tracking Service Upgrade The Enforcement of Judgments Office (EJO) continues to consider the needs of our customers and to improve your experience during the enforcement process. With this in mind, important changes have been made to the EJO case tracking service making it much more interactive.
23 Oct 2007 Giving Evidence in a Civil Court - A Guide for Children and Young People This booklet is designed for children and young people aged 10 - 16 and will tell you more about being a witness in a civil court.
23 Oct 2007 The Youth Court - A Guide for Children and Young People This booklet is designed to give children and young people some information about the youth court.
24 Sep 2007 Court Fees - Do I have to pay them? A Civil Fee Guide for Court Users This booklet tells you whether you may be eligible for an exemption or remission and how to go about applying for these.
20 Sep 2007 The Youth Court - A Guide for Parents The following guidance is to help you understand what will happen in the youth court and what to expect if a child in your care has been summonsed to the youth court.
01 May 2007 Supreme Court Taxing Office Charter This Charter is for people who come into contact with the Taxing Office. It sets out the standards by which they will be treated during the taxation process.
01 May 2007 Enforcement of Judgments Office Charter This charter is for people who come into contact with EJO in what will sometimes be difficult or stressful times. It sets out the standards of how they will be treated during the enforcement process.
02 Oct 2006 Dealing with a deceased persons estate (Probate) This booklet provides some practical advice to help you if you are dealing with the estate of a person who has died. Probate.
14 Jun 2006 Coroners Service for Northern Ireland This leaflet provides information on the work of the Coroners Service.
14 Jun 2006 The Coroners Liaison Officer This leaflet provides details of the Coroners Service and in particular the Coroners Liaison Officer designated to you and your family following your recent bereavement.
14 Jun 2006 Coroners Inquest This leaflet gives information on a Coroners inquest. The information in this leaflet will help you to understand what happens at an inquest.
14 Jun 2006 Coroners Postmortem Examination: Information for Relatives This leaflet gives information on a Coroner's postmortem examination. The information in this leaflet will help you to understand what is involved in the postmortem process and what your options are in relation to the retention of tissue samples or organs.
18 May 2006 Drafting Applications for Divorce and Judicial Separations - Notes for Guidance Guidance Notes for Practitioners - Drafting Applications for Divorce and Judicial Separations.
25 Apr 2006 Ancillary Relief Guidance Notes Guidance Notes for Applications in the High Court
25 Apr 2006 Victims and Witness Policy Information for victims and witnesses
30 Dec 2005 The Youth Court Guidelines and Operation of The Youth Court
15 Apr 2005 A Guide to Compensation Awarded to a Minor A child under 18 is known as a minor. Compensation awarded to a minor (by the High Court or County Court) is not paid directly by them. This leaflet explains how this compensation is invested, managed and paid out.
15 Apr 2005 A Guide to Investing Patient's Funds Information about investing patient's funds
11 Nov 2004 Code of Courtesy on the use of Irish in official business in Irish Code of Courtesy on the use of Irish in official business in Irish
11 Nov 2004 Code of Courtesy on the use of Ulster Scots in official business in Ulster Scots Code of Courtesy on the use of Ulster Scots in official business in Ulster Scots
18 Oct 2004 Codes of Courtesy on the use of Irish in official business Guidance document on the use of Irish in official business
18 Oct 2004 Codes of Courtesy on the use of Ulster Scots in official business Guidance document on the use of Ulster Scots in official business
10 Sep 2004 Human Rights Act 1998 The Human Rights Act 1998 fulfils the Government's promise to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK law.
21 Jun 2004 Getting a Divorce - What do I do? A guide for people who want to bring proceedings without involving a solicitor.
22 Jan 2004 About the Court Service A Guide for Users of the Northern Ireland Court Service - Now also available in Irish and Ulster Scots
22 Jan 2004 Applying for Payments from a Minor's Fund Applying for Payments from a Minor's Fund held in the High Court
22 Jan 2004 Making a Complaint about the Court Service Making a Complaint about the Court Service
22 Jan 2004 Attending as a Witness in Criminal Court Attending as a Witness in a Criminal Court
31 Oct 2002 Small Claims Guide A guide to the small claims procedure and amended forms
31 Oct 2002 Small Claims Application Form This is the application form to be used for lodging a small claim in a court office
02 Sep 2002 A Policy for Countering Intimidation on Court Premises Intimidation Policy for Countering Intimidation on Court Premises
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Armagh Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Armagh Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Ballymena Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Ballymena Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Bangor Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Bangor Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Craigavon Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Craigavon Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Downpatrick Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Downpatrick Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Enniskillen Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Enniskillen Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Larne Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Larne Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Limavady Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Limavady Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Lisburn Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Lisburn Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Londonderry Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Londonderry Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Omagh Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Omagh Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Newtownards Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Newtownards Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Newry Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Newry Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Magherafelt Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Magherafelt Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Strabane Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Strabane Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Coleraine Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Coleraine Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Antrim Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Antrim Court
01 Jun 2000 Information for people who use Belfast County Court Information about location, transport, facilities and services available at Belfast County Court
01 Mar 2000 Information for people who use the Royal Courts of Justice Information for people who use the Royal Courts of Justice
01 Mar 2000 Information fof Disabled Customers Information Leaflet for Disabled Customers
01 Mar 2000 The work of the Enforcement of Judgments Office Information on the work of the Enforcement of Judgments Office
01 Mar 2000 Information about the Pensions Appeal Tribunal Information about the Pensions Appeal Tribunal