NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

                                                                                                                                                                                No 1/17

PLEASE ENSURE THAT THIS ISSUE OF COURT BUSINESS

 

IS CIRCULATED TO EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR STAFF

 

In this issue 14 July 2017

                                                                                                                                            Pages

1.         Lord Chief Justice’s Directions       -           Crown Court             1

                                                                                                Schedule                     2

2.         Lord Chief Justice’s Directions       -           County Courts           3

                                                                                                Schedule                     4-5

WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

                        Londonderry – Londonderry Recorder’s Court                                 6-7

                        Omagh                                                                                                8-10

                        SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

                        Newry                                                                                                 11-12

                        Ards                                                                                                    13-14

                        Craigavon                                                                                            15-16

                        NORTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

                        Antrim                                                                                                 17-18

                        Belfast – Belfast Recorder’s Court                                                    19-20

 

Issued by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 47(2) AND (3) OF THE JUDICATURE (NORTHERN IRELAND) ACT 1978

CROWN COURT

PLACES OF SITTING OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING PLEAS AND COMMENCEMENT OF TRIALS DURING 2017/2018

NORTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

The Crown Court shall sit continuously at Laganside Courts, 45 Oxford Street, Belfast for taking pleas and conducting trials from Monday 4th  September 2017 to Friday 31st August 2018 and thereafter at Laganside Courts as aforesaid and as required at the Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street, Belfast during sittings of the High Court, in accordance with such directions as may be given by the Lord Chief Justice and shall sit on such other days as the Lord Chief Justice may direct or approve.

Jurors in each panel for Belfast Crown Court shall commence service at Laganside Courts on the following dates:-

Monday 4th September 2017

Monday 2nd October 2017

Monday 6th November 2017

Monday 4th December 2017

Monday 8th January 2018

Monday 5th February 2018

Monday 5th March 2018

Monday 9 April 2018

Tuesday 8th M ay 2018

Monday 4th June 2018


NORTH EASTERN, SOUTH EASTERN AND WESTERN

ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISIONS

 

The Crown Court shall sit at the places listed in column 1 of the Schedule attached to these directions and dates for the commencement of trials at each place shall be the dates specified in column 2 save that a judge may direct a sitting of the Crown Court in any County Court Division on such other day as he may deem necessary for taking pleas and conducting trials.


LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS GIVEN UNDER ARTICLE 4 OF THE COUNTY COURTS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1980, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COUNTY COURT JUDGE ASSIGNED TO EACH DIVISION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 6(2) OF THE SAID ORDER

 

 

 

COUNTY COURTS

 

PLACES, SITTINGS, DAYS, TIMES, NATURE OF BUSINESS

AND APPEALS 2017/2018

 

The days and ordinary hours of sitting of the county court at each venue and the nature of the business to be transacted shall be as shown in the Schedule attached to these Directions.

 


SCHEDULE

 

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2017/2018

___________________________________________________________________

Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                       _

 

NORTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

 

ANTRIM  at 10.30 am                                               Monday 4 September 2017

Trials may be heard at                                                 Monday 6 November 2017

Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena                              Monday 8 January 2018

as directed by the Judge                                             Monday 23 April 2017

_______________________________________

 

WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

 

LONDONDERRY  at 10.30 am                                Monday 4 September 2017

For Division of Londonderry                                     Monday 6 November 2017

Monday 8 January 2018

Monday 5 March 2018

Tuesday 8 May 2018

_______________________________________

 

OMAGH at 10.30 am                                                 Tuesday 29 August 2017

Trials may be heard at                                                 Monday 13 November 2017

Omagh, Enniskillen or Dungannon                             Monday 15 January 2018

as directed by the Judge                                             Tuesday 16 April 2018

_______________________________________

 

SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

 

DOWNPATRICK at 10.30 am                                  Monday 21 August 2017

                                                                                                Monday 6 November 2017

                                                                                                Monday 8 January 2018

                                                                                                Monday 9 April 2018

______________________________________________________________  ____

Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                       _

 

SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

 

CRAIGAVON at 10.30 am                                       Monday 4 September 2017

                                                                                    Monday 13 November 2017

                                                                                                Monday 15 January 2018

                                                                                                Monday 9 April 2018                                                                                                                                     Monday 4 June 2018

_______________________________________

 

DOWNPATRICK at 10.30 am                                  Monday 21 August 2017

                                                                                                Monday 6 November 2017

                                                                                                Monday 8 January 2018

                                                                                                Monday 9 April 2018

_______________________________________

 

NEWRY at 10.30 am                                                 Monday 4 September 2017

Trials may be heard                                                     Monday 6 November 2017

in Armagh if directed                                                 Monday 8 January 2018

by the Judge                                                                Monday 26 February 2018

Monday 23 April 2018

 

_____________________________________________________________________                                         

 


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

 

WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

 

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT LONDONDERRY

For LONDONDERRY at 10.30am

2017

2018

Opening day of sittings

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Tue 8 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Tue 8 May

Fri 22 Jun *

Tue 5 Sep

Tue 7 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Tue 6 Mar

Wed 9 May

 

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 7 Mar

 

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 7 Sep

Thu 9 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 8 Mar

Thu 10 May

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Mon 11 Sep

Mon 13 Nov

Mon 15 Jan

Mon 12 Mar

Mon 14 May

 

Mon 2 Oct

Mon 18 Dec

Mon 19 Feb

Mon 23 Apr

Mon 18 Jun

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 8 Sep

Fri 10 Nov

Fri 12 Jan

Fri 9 Mar

Fri 11 May

 

For MAGHERAFELT at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge at 10.00 am

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Licensing Applications ~

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Crown Court at LONDONDERRY at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 5 Mar

Tue 8 May

 

The following matters shall be listed at the discretion of the Chief Clerk at 10.00am on such days and at such venues which are suitable to the Court:

Divorce Petitions, Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court, Disputed Small Claims, Defended Civil Bills, Adoptions, Ancillary Relief Applications, Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills and any other such miscellaneous applications to the Court.   

NOTES:

1.        Crown Court arraignments shall be listed on such days as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.        The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days and at such venues as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

 

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with a copy of the lodgment documentation in Danske Bank, Donegall Square West, Belfast BT1 6JS. Cheques should be made payable to the Accountant General.

 

# Civil business includes Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

 

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications.

*Appeals from Magistrates Courts from any court venue within the Administrative Division where appellants are in custody or there is urgency.

WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT LONDONDERRY (continued)

 CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Sharon Hughes

 

 

Londonderry Courthouse,

 

 

 

Bishop Street, Londonderry, 

 

 

LONDONDERRY

 

 

BT48 6PY

 

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

 

londonderrycourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

Mrs Eleanor Robinson

Londonderry Courthouse,

Bishop Street, Londonderry,

BT48 6PY

Tel: 030 0200 7812

londonderrycourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

Mrs Pauline Muldoon

Londonderry Courthouse,

Bishop Street, Londonderry,

BT48 6PY

Tel: 030 0200 7812

londonderrycourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

PROCESS SERVER:

 

NAME

 

 

ADDRESS

 

SERVED

Mrs Edith Godfrey

77 Bonds Glen Road,

Killaloo,

Co. Londonderry,

BT47 3ST

Londonderry

Magherafelt

 


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

 

WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

 

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT OMAGH

For OMAGH at 10.30am

2017

2018

Opening day of sittings

Wed 30 Aug

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 9 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 18 Dec

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 21 May

Mon 25 Jun*

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 30 Aug

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 9 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Thu 31 Aug

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 9 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 25 Jun

For STRABANE at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 11 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 11 Apr

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 11 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 11 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 11 Apr

 

For ENNISKILLEN at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Tue 5 Sep

Tue 7 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Tue 10 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Tue 5 Sep

Tue 7 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Tue 10 Apr

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 5 Sep

Tue 7 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Tue 10 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Tue 5 Sep

Tue 7 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Tue 10 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Tue 5 Sep

Tue 7 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Tue 10 Apr

 

For DUNGANNON at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Tue 29 Aug

Thu 8 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 12 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 7 Sep 

Wed 11 Oct

Thu 8 Nov

Wed 20 Dec

Thu 11 Jan

Wed 14 Feb

Thu 12 Apr

Wed 23 May

Thu 28 Jun*

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 29 Aug

Thu 8 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 12 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Fri 1 Sep

Thu 8 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 12 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri  8 Sep

Fri 9 Nov

Fri 12 Jan

Fri 13 Apr

Thu 28 Jun

Crown Court at OMAGH at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials (see note 3 below)

Tue 29 Aug

Mon 13 Nov

Mon 15 Jan

Mon 16 Apr

 

 

WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT OMAGH (continued)

 

The following matters shall be listed at the discretion of the Chief Clerk at 10.00am on such days and at such venues which are suitable to the Court:

Divorce Petitions, Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court and any other such miscellaneous applications to the Court.  

NOTES:

1.       Crown Court arraignments shall be listed on such days and at such venues as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.       The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

3.       Crown Court trials may be heard at Omagh, Enniskillen or Dungannon at the direction of the Crown Court Judge.

4.       Small Claim hearings by the District Judge at Omagh, Strabane, Enniskillen and Dungannon will be heard at 10:30am on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.  Small Claims are processed at Omagh Courthouse.

5.       Criminal Injury/Criminal Damage Appeals for the Division will be heard at Omagh Courthouse on Mon 4 Sept 2017,  Mon 6 Nov 2016, Mon 8 Jan 2018 and Mon 9 Apr 2018 Criminal Damage/Injury Appeals are processed at Omagh Courthouse.

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

7.       The Judge may appoint other days for Adoption hearings.

 

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with three copies of the lodgement documentation in the Bank of Ireland, 54 Donegall Place, Belfast, either to the credit of the ‘Civil Bill Account’ or the Criminal Injuries Account’ as the case may be.

 

* This sitting is only for Appeals, from any Petty Sessions District within the County Court Division, where the appellant is in custody or where the appeal is urgent.

 

# Civil business includes Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

 

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications.

 

COURTHOUSE ADDRESSES

OMAGH            :  Courthouse, High Street, Omagh, BT78 1DU

                              Tel: 030 0200 7812  E-Mail: omaghcourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

DUNGANNON :  Courthouse, 46 Killyman Road, Dungannon, BT71 6DE

                              Tel: 030 0200 7812  E-Mail:  dungannoncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

The Courthouses below are only open on Court Hearing dates.  All correspondence should be directed to Omagh Courthouse.

ENNISKILLEN : Courthouse, East Bridge Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7BW

                             Tel: 030 0200 7812   E-Mail : enniskillencourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

STRABANE      : Courthouse, Derry Road, Strabane, BT82 8DT

                             Tel: 030 0200 7812  E-Mail : strabanecourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 
WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT OMAGH (continued)

 

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Sharon Hughes

 

 

Dungannon Courthouse,

 

 

46 Killyman Road, Dungannon,

 

 

 

BT71 6DE

 

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

 

dungannoncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

 

Ms Rhonda Crockett

 

Ms Maria Boyle                                                 

 

Dungannon Courthouse,

Omagh Courthouse,

 

46 Killyman Road, Dungannon,

 

High Street, Omagh,

 

 

BT71 6DE

BT78 1DU

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

dungannoncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

omaghcourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROCESS SERVERS:

 

NAME

 

ADDRESS

DISTRICTS SERVED

 

Mr Robert Leonard

115 Claragh Road,      

Drumquin,

Omagh,

Co. Tyrone,

BT78 4UA

Fermanagh

 

Mr Peter Devlin               

 

12 Pinewood Avenue,

Omagh,

Co. Tyrone,

BT79 ODB

 

East Tyrone

Omagh

Strabane

 

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT NEWRY

 

For ARMAGH at 10:30am

2017

2018

Opening day of sittings

Mon 16 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Mon 16 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

Commencement of all Civil  business #

Mon 16 Oct

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

Wed 18 Oct

-

Tues 13 Feb

-

Tues 12 Jun

For NEWRY at 10:30am

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Thu19 Oct

Tues 12 Dec

Wed 14 Feb

Wed 11 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Fri 20 Oct

Mon 23 Oct

Fri 15 Dec

Mon 18 Dec

Mon 19 Feb

Tues 20 Feb

Mon 16 Apr

Tues 17 Apr

Thurs 14 Jun

Fri 15 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 19 Oct

Tues 12 Dec

Wed 14 Feb

Wed 11 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

Tues 24 Oct

Tues 19 Dec

Wed 21 Feb

Fri 13 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

Crown Court at NEWRY at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 26 Feb

Mon 23 Apr

 

The following matters shall be listed at the discretion of the Chief Clerk at 10.00am on such days and at such venues which are suitable to the Court:

Divorce Petitions, Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court and any other such miscellaneous applications to the Court.   

 

NOTES:

 

1.        Crown Court arraignments shall be listed on such days and at such venues as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.        The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

3.        Crown Court trials may be heard at Armagh at the direction of the Crown Court Judge.

 

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with a copy of the lodgment documentation in Danske Bank, Donegall Square West, Belfast BT1 6JS. Cheques should be made payable to the Accountant General.

 

# Civil business includes Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

 

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications.

 


SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT NEWRY (continued)

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Grainne Campbell

 

 

Newry Courthouse,

 

 

23 New Street, Newry,

 

 

BT35 6JD

 

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

 

newrycourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Tony Byrne

Newry Courthouse,

23 New Street, Newry,

BT35 6JD

Tel: 030 0200 7812

newrycourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

Mrs Irene Preston

Armagh Courthouse,

The Mall, Armagh,

BT61 9DJ

Tel: 030 0200 7812

armaghcourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

Mr. Clive Cromie

Newry Courthouse,

23 New Street, Newry,

BT35 6JD

Tel: 030 0200 7812

newrycourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

PROCESS SERVERS:

 

 

 

 

NAME

 

ADDRESS

DISTRICTS SERVED

 

 

Mr Peter Devlin

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Mark Walker

12 Pinewood Avenue,

Hospital Road,

Omagh,

Co. Tyrone,

BT79 0DB

 

21 Burnbrae

Dromore Road

Banbridge

Co. Down

BT32 4GF

Armagh

 

 

 

 

 

Banbridge

Newry

 

 

Mr Mark Walker

 

21 Burnbrae,

Dromore Road,

Banbridge,

Co. Down,

BT32 4GF

 

Banbridge

Newry

 


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT NEWTOWNARDS & DOWNPATRICK

For NEWTOWNARDS at 10.00am

2017

2018

Opening day of sittings

Wed 30 Aug

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 3 Jan

Wed  7 Mar

Wed 11 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Thu 31 Aug

Fri 1 Sep

Thu 9 Nov

Fri 10 Nov

Thu 4 Jan

Fri 5 Jan

Thu 8Mar

Fri 9 Mar

Thu 12 Apr

Fri 13 Apr

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 30 Aug

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 3 Jan

Wed 7 Mar

Wed 11 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 1 Sep

Fri 10 Nov

Fri 5 Jan

Fri 9 Mar

Fri 13 Apr

 

For DOWNPATRICK at 10.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

 

Wed 4 Oct

Wed 6 Dec

Wed 7 Feb

Wed 9 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Thu 5 Oct

Thu 7 Dec

Thu 8 Feb

Thu 10 May

Thu 28 Jun*

Licensing Applications ~

 

Fri 6 Oct

Fri 8 Dec

Fri 9 Feb

Fri 11 May

 

Crown Court at DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 21 Aug

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

-

Mon 9 Apr

 

 

NOTES:

1.        Crown Court arraignments shall be listed on such days as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.        Crown (including arraignments) and Civil Business may be listed weeks commencing Monday 21 August and 28 August 2017, as the County Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

3.        Crown Court trials may be heard at Downpatrick and Newtownards at the direction of the Crown Court Judge

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

5.        Undefended Divorce Petitions shall be listed @ 9:30am as directed by the Judge

6.        The following matters shall be listed at the discretion of the Chief Clerk at 10.00am on such days and at such venues which are suitable to the Court: Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court and any other such miscellaneous applications to the Court.  

 

* This sitting is only for Appeals, from any Petty Sessions District within the County Court Division, where the appellant is in custody or where the appeal is urgent.

 

# Civil business includes Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills, Criminal Injuries

Additional Listings for Civil Bills

 

  ~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications

 

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with a copy of the lodgement documentation in Danske Bank, Donegall Square West, Belfast BT1 6JS. Cheques should be made payable to the Accountant General.

 

 
SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT NEWTOWNARDS & DOWNPATRICK (continued)

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Grainne Campbell

 

 

Newtownards Courthouse,

 

 

 

Regent Street, Newtownards,

 

 

BT23 4LP

 

 

Tel: 030 200 7812

 

 

newtownardscourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

 

Mrs Michelle Forsythe

 

Mrs Clare Doyle                                                

 

Newtownards Courthouse,

Downpatrick Courthouse,

 

 

Regent Street, Newtownards,

21 English Street, Downpatrick,

Downpatrick

 

BT23 4LP

 

BT30 6AB

 

 

Tel: 030 200 7812

Tel: 030 200 7812

 

newtownardscourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

downpatrickcourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

PROCESS SERVER:

NAME

 

ADDRESS

DISTRICTS SERVED

Mr David Fullerton

6 Hawe Court,

Bangor,

BT19 6XN

 

Ards

Castlereagh

Down

North Down


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

For CRAIGAVON at 10.30am

2017

2018

Opening day of sittings

Tue 29 Aug

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Tue 20 Mar

Tue 29 May

Mon 2 Jul

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Tue 29 Aug

Thu 9 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Tue 20 Mar

Wed 30 May

Mon 2 Jul

Wed 30 Aug

Fri 10 Nov

Fri 12 Jan

Fri 23 Mar

Thu 31 May

Tue 3 Jul

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 29 Aug

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Tue 20 Mar

Tue 29 May

Mon 2 Jul

Licensing Applications ~

Tue 29 Aug

Thu 9 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Tue 20 Mar

Wed 30 May

 

For LISBURN at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Thu 31 Aug

Tue 7 Nov

Tues 9 Jan

Fri 16 Mar

Tue 29 May

Wed 4 Jul

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 31 Aug*

Fri 1 Sep

Tue 7 Nov

Wed 8 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Wed 10 Jan

Fri 16 Mar

Wed 21 Mar

Tue 29 May*

Fri 1 Jun

Wed 4 Jul

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 31 Aug

Tue 7 Nov

Tue 9 Jan

Fri 16 Mar

Tue 29 May

Wed 4 Jul

Crown Court at CRAIGAVON at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 13 Nov

Mon 15 Jan

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 4 Jun

 

 

The following matters shall be listed at the discretion of the Chief Clerk at 10.00am on such days and at such venues which are suitable to the Court:

Divorce Petitions, Family Care Centre Applications, Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court and any other such miscellaneous applications to the Court.   

 

NOTES:

 

1.        Crown Court arraignments shall be listed on such days as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.        The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days and at such venues as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

3.        * Lisburn Appeals will be heard in Craigavon

 

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with three copies of the lodgment documentation in the Bank of Ireland, 54 Donegall Place, Belfast, either to the credit of the ‘Civil Bill Account’ or the Criminal Injuries Account’ as the case may be.

 

* The venue for these Licensing Applications will be at Lisburn

 

# Civil business includes Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

 

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications and will listed at 10:00 am.

 

 COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT CRAIGAVON  

  

 

 

SOUTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

       COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT CRAIGAVON (continued)

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Barbara McCrory

 

 

Lisburn Courthouse,

 

 

Railway Street, Lisburn,

 

 

BT28 1XR

 

 

Tel:  030 0200 7812

 

 

lisburncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

 

Mrs Liz Murphy

 

Mrs Irene Preston                                              

 

Craigavon Courthouse,

 

Lisburn Courthouse,

 

Central Way, Craigavon,

Railway Street, Lisburn,

 

BT64  1AP

BT28 1XR

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

craigavoncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

lisburncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

PROCESS SERVER:

NAME

 

ADDRESS

DISTRICTS SERVED

 

Mr. David Fullerton

Bangor,

Lisburn

 

 

Co. Down,

BT19 6XN

 

 


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

 

NORTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND AT ANTRIM AND COLERAINE

For ANTRIM at 10.30am

2017

2018

Opening day of sittings

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 26 Feb

Mon 30 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 26 Feb

Mon 30 Apr

Wed 27 Jun*

 

Tues 5 Sep

Tues 7 Nov

Tues 9 Jan

Tues 27 Feb

Tues 1 May

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 28 Feb

Wed 2 May

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 28 Feb

Wed 2 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Wed 6 Sep

Wed 8 Nov

Wed 10 Jan

Wed 28 Feb

Wed 2 May

 

For COLERAINE at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 27 Nov

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

Mon 9 Oct

Mon 27 Nov

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 11 Jun

 

Tues 10 Oct

Tues 28 Nov

Tues 13 Feb

Tues 10 Apr

Tues 12 Jun

 

Wed 11 Oct

Wed 29 Nov

Wed 14 Feb

Wed 11 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 11 Oct

Wed 29 Nov

Wed 14 Feb

Wed 11 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

 

Licensing Applications ~

Wed 11 Oct

Wed 29 Nov

Wed 14 Feb

Wed 11 Apr

Wed 13 Jun

 

Crown Court at ANTRIM  at 10.30am Commencement date for Trials

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 23 Apr

 

 

The following matters shall be listed at the discretion of the Chief Clerk at 10.00am on such days and at such venues which are suitable to the Court:

Divorce Petitions, Interlocutory Applications, Minor’s Petitions, Minor’s Payments Out of Court and any other such miscellaneous applications to the Court.

NOTES:

1.        Crown Court arraignments shall be listed on such days and at such venues as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

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

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

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

5.        Criminal Injury/ Criminal Damage Appeals for the Division of Antrim are processed at Coleraine and will be heard at Antrim Courthouse on Friday 8 September 2017, Friday 10 November 2017, Friday 12 January 2018, Friday 2 March 2018 and Friday 11 May 2018.

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

7.        Appeals from Magistrates’ court shall be listed as follows:-

a)        1st day of the Appeals – For appeals against sentence only, appeals where the appellant is in custody, and urgent appeals;

b)       2nd day of the Appeals – For appeals against conviction and sentence; and

c)        3rd day of the Appeals – For domestic and youth appeals.

8.        Family Care Centre business will be listed at Coleraine on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month and on such other days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

 

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with three copies of the lodgement documentation in the Bank of Ireland, 54 Donegall Place, Belfast, either to the credit of the ‘Civil Bill Account’ or the Criminal Injuries Account’ as the case may be.

 

* This sitting is only for Appeals, from any Petty Sessions District within the County Court Division, where the appellant is in custody or where

the appeal is urgent.

# Civil business includes Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions,

Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications.


NORTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

   COUNTY COURT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND AT ANTRIM AND COLERAINE (continued)

 

COURTHOUSE ADDRESSES

 

ANTRIM:               Courthouse, 30 Castle Way, Antrim, BT41 4AQ

                                Tel: 030 0200 7812, E-Mail: antrimcourthouse@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk

 

BALLYMENA:      Courthouse, Albert Place, Ballymena, BT43 5BS

                                Tel:. 030 0200 7812, E-Mail: ,ballymenacourthouse@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk

 

COLERAINE:        Courthouse, 46A Mountsandel Road, Coleraine, BT52 1NY

                                Tel: 030 0200 7812, E-Mail:  colerainecourthouse@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk

 

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Ann McCandless

 

 

Ballymena Courthouse,

 

 

Albert Place, Ballymena,

 

 

BT43 5BS

 

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

 

ballymenacourthouse@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

 

Mrs Linda Webster

 

Mrs Patricia McLoughlin

 

Antrim Courthouse,

Coleraine Courthouse,

 

30 Castle Way, Antrim,

46A Mountsandel Road, Coleraine,

 

BT41 4AQ

BT52 1NY

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

antrimcourthouse@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk

colerainecourthouse@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk

 

 

uk

 

 

 

Mrs Patricia McLoughlin

 

 

Ballymena Courthouse,

 

 

Albert Place, Ballymena,

 

 

BT43 5BS

 

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

 

ballymenacourthouse@courtsni.gsi.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROCESS SERVERS:

NAME

ADDRESS

DISTRICTS SERVED

Mr Archie Linnegan

262 Whitepark Road,

Bushmills,

Co. Antrim,

BT57 8SN

 

Antrim

Ballymena

Larne

North Antrim


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

NORTH EASTERN CIRCUIT

COUNTY COURT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND AT BELFAST – BELFAST RECORDER’S COURT

For LAGANSIDE COURTS at 10.30am

Sep 2017

Oct 2017

Nov 2017

Dec 2017

Jan 2018

Feb 2018

Mar 2018

Apr 2018

May 2018

June 2018

 

Opening day of sittings / Commencement of Civil Business #

Mon 4 Sep

Mon 2 Oct

Mon 6 Nov

Mon 4 Dec

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 5 Feb

Mon 5 Mar

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 30 Apr

Mon 4 June

 

Appeals from Magistrates’ Courts

 

[contests]

Mon 4 Sep

Tues 5 Sep

Wed 6 Sep

Mon 2 Oct

Tues 3 Oct

Wed 4 Oct

Mon 6 Nov

Tues 7 Nov

Wed 8 Nov

Mon 4 Dec

Tues 5 Dec

Wed 6 Dec

 

Mon 8 Jan

Tues 9 Jan

Wed 10 Jan

 

Mon 5 Feb

Tues 6 Feb

Wed 7 Feb

Mon 5 Mar

Tues 6 Mar

Wed 7 Mar

Mon 9 Apr

Tues 10 Apr

Wed 11 Apr

Mon 30 Apr

Tues 1 May

Wed 2 May

Mon 4 June

Tues 5 June

Wed 6 June

Mon 25 June

Tues 26 June

Wed 27 June

Youth & Matrimonial Appeals*

Thu 7 Sep

Thu 5 Oct

Thu 09 Nov

Thu 7 Dec

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 8 Feb

Thu 8 Mar

Thu 12 Apr

Thu 3 May

Thu 7 June

Thu 28 June

Appeals from Magistrates’ Courts

Fri 8 Sep#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Bill Review Callover by County Court Judge 9.15am

Mon 11 Sep

Mon 09 Oct

Mon 13 Nov

Mon 11 Dec

Mon 8 Jan

Mon 12 Feb

Mon 12 Mar

Mon 9 Apr

Mon 30 Apr

Mon 11 June

 

Licensing Applications ~

& Undefended Equity Civil Bills

Fri 8 Sep

Fri 6 Oct

Fri 10 Nov

Fri 8 Dec

Fri 12 Jan

Fri 09 Feb

Fri 09 Mar

Fri 13 Apr

Fri 4 May

Fri 8 June

 

 

NOTES:

The District Judge’s Civil Bill Review Callover shall be listed on such days as the Chief Clerk shall fix.

 

# Business will be listed on such days as may be specified by the Chief Clerk and includes: Family Care Centre Applications and Appeals, Defended Civil Bills, Committal and Enforcement Civil Bills, Criminal Injury and Criminal Damage Appeals, Equity Petitions, Adoptions, Disputed Small Claims, Ancillary Relief Applications and Ejectment and Hire Purchase Civil Bills.

 

≠Appeals against sentence will be listed on each Friday thereafter excluding court recess periods and public holidays

*Appeals may be listed on such other dates as may be specified by the Chief Clerk

 

All following matters at 10.00am (as necessary):-
Interlocutory matters each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Equity matters, Minor’s Petitions, and Minor’s Payments Out of Court each Tuesday and Thursday.
Miscellaneous matters each Thursday.

Undefended Divorce Petitions each Monday , Wednesday & Friday @ 9.30am

~ Licensing Applications includes all Spirit Licensing and Registration of Clubs applications.

 

Payments Into Court by a defendant under Order 21 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 or, by a Respondent under Rule 4 of the County Court (Criminal Damage Compensation) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1983 or, under Rule 5 of the County Court (Criminal Injury to the Person) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1988 shall be made by lodging the desired sum with a copy of the lodgment documentation in Danske Bank, Donegall Square West, Belfast BT1 6JS. Cheques should be made payable to the Accountant General.

NORTH EASTERN CIRCUIT

COUNTY COURT FOR NORTHERN IRELAND AT BELFAST – BELFAST RECORDER’S COURT (continued)

 

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Paula McCourt

 

 

Laganside Courts,

 

 

45 Oxford Street, Belfast,

 

 

BT1 3LL

 

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

 

paula.mccourt@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

 

Mrs Carol Nixon

 

Mrs Claire Gallogly

LagAN

 

Laganside Courts,

Laganside Courts

 

 

45 Oxford Street, Belfast,

45 oxford Street

 

BT1 3LL

BT1 3LL

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

Tel 030 0200 7812

 

april.dalzell@courtsni.gov.uk

carol.nixon@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Ann McCandless

L

 

 

Laganside Courts

43 Oxford Street

 

 

45 Oxford Street, Belfast

 

 

BT1 3LL

T

 

 

Tel: 030 0200 7812

 

 

ann.mccandless@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROCESS SERVER:

NAME

 

ADDRESS

DISTRICT SERVED

 

Mr  David Fullerton

6 Hawe Court,

Bangor,

BT19 6XN

Belfast and Newtownabbey