NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

         

In this issue 2 November 2017                                                  No. 3/17

           

 

 

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

Crown & County Court

 

Western Administrative Court Division

 

County Court of Northern Ireland at Omagh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued by the Lord Chief Justice’s Office


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

 

 

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

 

 

AMENDMENT

 

Northern Ireland Court Business No 1/17 shall be amended as follows:

 

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CROWN COURT SITTINGS

WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

OMAGH

 

Delete: Monday 13th November

Insert: Monday 6th November

 

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WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT OMAGH

 

Delete: Monday 13th November

Insert: Monday 6th November

 

 

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 COURT SITTINGS 2017/2018

 

AMENDMENT

 

Northern Ireland Court Business No 1/17 shall be amended as follows:

 

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WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT OMAGH FOR DUNGANNON

 

Delete: Thursday 8th November, Friday 9th November

Insert: Thursday 9th November, Friday 10th November

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WESTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION

COUNTY COURT OF NORTHERN IRELAND AT OMAGH

 

PROCESS SERVER

 

The late Mr Robert McFarland is to be removed from the list.

 

 

 

 

Revised Schedule attached


SCHEDULE

 

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

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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

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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

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OMAGH at 10.30 am                                                 Tuesday 29 August 2017

Trials may be heard at                                                 Monday 6 November 2017

Omagh, Enniskillen or Dungannon                             Monday 15 January 2018

as directed by the Judge                                             Tuesday 16 April 2018

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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


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 9 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 12 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 7 Sep 

Wed 11 Oct

Thu 9 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 9 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 12 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Fri 1 Sep

Thu 9 Nov

Thu 11 Jan

Thu 12 Apr

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri  8 Sep

Fri 10 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 6 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 SERVER:

 

NAME

 

ADDRESS

DISTRICTS SERVED

Mr Peter Devlin               

12 Pinewood Avenue,

Omagh,

Co. Tyrone,

BT79 ODB

East Tyrone

Omagh

Strabane