NORTHERN IRELAND

COURT BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

         

In this issue 9 June 2015                                                     No. 3/15

         

 

 

 

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE’S DIRECTIONS

 

 

Crown & County Court

 

 

1.    Northern Circuit – Division of Antrim

 

2.    Southern Circuit – Division of Fermanagh & Tyrone

 

3.    Eastern Circuit - Division of Craigavon

 

4.    Eastern Circuit – Division of Ards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

AND

 

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

 

 

 

 

Northern Ireland Court Business No 1/15 shall be amended as follows:

 

AMENDMENTS

 

Pg 3

 

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2015/2016

 

Delete: Monday 7 September 2015

Insert: Tuesday 1 September 2015

 

Pg 8

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ANTRIM

 

Delete: Monday 7 September 2015

Insert: Tuesday 1 September 2015

 

 

Insert under ‘Notes’: “8. The Crown Court in Antrim will sit during the week of the 24th August 2015 to deal with arraignments, applications and pleas and sentences.”

 

 

Pg 12

 

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF FERMANAGH & TYRONE

 

Delete: Tuesday 25 August 2015 and Thursday 27 August 2015

Insert: Thursday 20 August 2015 and Thursday 20 August 2015

 

 


 

 

Pg 13

 

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF FERMANAGH & TYRONE

 

Insert at Note 8: “Crown applications, arraignments and Civil business may be listed week commencing Thursday 20th August 2015 and Monday 22 August 2016, as the County Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

 

Pg 15

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF CRAIGAVON

 

Insert: ‘+’ beside ‘Lisburn – Appeals from Magistrates Court – 27 August 2015’ (venue for these appeals will be Craigavon).

 

Pg  17

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT

DIVISION OF ARDS

 

Delete:

Thursday 3 September 2015 (Civil Bills Review Callover - Newtownards)

Wednesday 2 September 2015 (Appeals from Magistrates Court C&S - Downpatrick)

Monday 4 January 2016 (Opening Day of Sittings – Newtownards)

Monday 4 January 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Newtownards)

Monday 4 January 2016 (Opening Day of Sittings – Downpatrick)

Monday 4 January 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Downpatrick)

Monday 4 April 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Newtownards)

N/A (Civil Bills Review Callover - Newtownards)

Wednesday 4 May 2016 (Appeals from Magistrates Court C&S - Downpatrick)

Monday 4 April 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Downpatrick)

Monday 4 April 2016 (Licensing Applications – Downpatrick)

 

Insert:

Wednesday 2 September 2015 (Civil Bills Review Callover - Newtownards)

Tuesday 1 September 2015 (Appeals from Magistrates Court C&S - Downpatrick)

Monday 1 February 2016 (Opening Day of Sittings – Newtownards)

Monday 1 February 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Newtownards)

Monday 1 February 2016 (Opening Day of Sittings – Downpatrick)

Monday 1 February 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Downpatrick)

Tuesday 3 May 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Newtownards)

Wednesday 4 May 2016 (Civil Bills Review Callover - Newtownards)

Tuesday 3 May 2016 (Appeals from Magistrates Court C&S - Downpatrick)

Tuesday 3 May 2016 (Commencement of all Civil business – Downpatrick)

Tuesday 3 May 2016 (Licensing Applications – Downpatrick)

 

Revised Schedule attached


SCHEDULE

 

PLACES OF SITTINGS OF THE CROWN COURT AND DATES FOR TAKING TRIALS 2015/2016

___________________________________________________________________

Place of Sitting                                                           Dates for Trials                      _

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT

 

LONDONDERRY  at 10.30 am                                 Tuesday 1 September 2015

For Division of Londonderry                                     Monday 2 November 2015

Monday 4 January 2016

Monday 7 March 2016

Monday 9 May 2016

_______________________________________

 

ANTRIM  at 10.30 am                                                Tuesday 1 September 2015

Trials may be heard at                                                            Monday 30 November 2015

Antrim, Coleraine and Ballymena                             Wednesday 6 January 2016

as directed by the Judge                                             Monday 4 April 2016

_______________________________________

 

SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

 

NEWRY at 10.30 am                                                  Monday 7 September 2015

Trials may be heard                                                    Monday 2 November 2015

in Armagh if directed                                                 Wednesday 6 January 2016

by the Judge                                                                Monday 4 April 2016

Monday 16 May 2016

_______________________________________

 


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2015/16

 

NORTHERN CIRCUIT 

For ANTRIM at 10.30am

2015

2016

Opening day of sittings

 

Mon 7 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 29 Feb

Mon 9 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

1st day

Mon 7 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 29 Feb

Mon 9 May

 

2nd day

Tue 8 Sep

Tue 3 Nov

Tue 12 Jan

Tue 1 Mar

Tue 10 May

Wed 29 Jun*

3rd day

Wed 9 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 13 Jan

Wed 2 Mar

Wed 11 May

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 9 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 13 Jan

Wed 2 Mar

Wed 11 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

 

Wed 9 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 13 Jan

Wed 2 Mar

Wed 11 May

 

For COLERAINE at 10.30am

 

 

Opening day of sittings

 

Mon 5 Oct

Mon 30 Nov

Mon 1 Feb

Mon 4 Apr

Mon 6 Jun

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

 

1st day

Mon 5 Oct

Mon 30 Nov

Mon 1 Feb

Mon 4 Apr

Mon 6 Jun

 

2nd day

Tue 6 Oct

Tue 1 Dec

Tue 2 Feb

Tue 5 Apr

Tue 7 Jun

 

3rd day

Wed 7 Oct

Wed 2 Dec

Wed 3 Feb

Wed 6 Apr

Wed 8 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

 

Wed 7 Oct

Wed 2 Dec

Wed 3 Feb

Wed 6 Apr

Wed 8 Jun

 

Licensing Applications ~

 

Wed 7 Oct

Wed 2 Dec

Wed 3 Feb

Wed 6 Apr

Wed 8 Jun

 

Crown Court at ANTRIM  at 10.30am Commencement date for Trials

 

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 30 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Mon 4 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 11 September 2015, Friday 6 November 2015, Friday 15 January 2016, Friday 4 March 2016 and Friday 13 May 2016.

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.      The Crown Court in Antrim will sit during the week of the 24th August 2015 to deal with arraignments, applications and pleas and sentences

 

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.

 

* 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.

   DIVISION OF ANTRIM  


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2015/2016

 

               SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

For OMAGH at 10.30am

2015

2016

Opening day of sittings

Thu 3 Sep

Thu 5 Nov

Thu 7 Jan

Thu 7 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Thu 3 Sep

Thu 5 Nov

Thu 7 Jan

Thu 7 Apr

*Wed 29 June

 

 

 

Thu 11 Feb

Thu 12 May

 

Thu 8 Oct

Thu 10 Dec

Thu 10 Mar

Thu 9 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Fri 4 Sep

Thu 5 Nov

Thu 7 Jan

Fri 8 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Fri 4 Sep

Fri 11 Dec

Fri 12 Feb

Fri 8 Apr

 

 

 

 

Fri 10 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

Thu 3 Sep

Thu 5 Nov

Thu 7 Jan

Fri 8 Apr

 

 

 

Thu 10 Mar

Fri 10 Jun

For STRABANE at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Wed 2 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

    Wed 11 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

  Wed 2 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

 Wed 11 May

 

 

 

Wed 9 Mar

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Wed 2 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Wed 11 May

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Wed 2 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

  Wed 11 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Wed 2 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Wed 11 May

 

For ENNISKILLEN at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Tue 1 Sep

Fri 6 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Fri 13 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Tue 1 Sep

Fri 6 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Fri 13 May

 

 

 

 

 Fri 11 Mar

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 1 Sep

Fri 6 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Fri 13 May

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Tue 1 Sep

Fri 6 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Fri 13 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Tue 1 Sep

Fri 6 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Fri 13 May

 

For DUNGANNON at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Thu 20 Aug

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 4 Apr

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Tue 25 Aug

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 4 Apr

 

 

Wed 26 Aug

Mon 7 Dec

Mon 8 Feb

Tue 5 Apr

*Mon 27 June

 

 Mon 5 Oct

Tue 8 Dec

Tue 9 Feb

Mon 9 May

*Tue 28 June

 

Tue 6 Oct

 

Mon 7 Mar

Mon 6 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

Tue 7 Jun

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

Thu 20 Aug

Tue 3 Nov

Tue 5 Jan

Wed 6 Apr

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Thu 27 Aug

Wed 9 Dec

Wed 10 Feb

Wed 6 Apr

 

Wed 7 Oct

 

 

 

 

Licensing Applications ~

Thu 27 Aug

Tue 3 Nov

Tue 5 Jan

Wed 6 Apr

 

Wed 7 Oct

 

Tue 8 Mar

Tue 7 Jun

 

Crown Court at OMAGH at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials (see note 3 below)

   Mon 7 Sep

Mon 9 Nov

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 11 Apr

 

DIVISION OF FERMANAGH & TYRONE


SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

     DIVISION OF FERMANAGH AND TYRONE  (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 Enniskillen Courthouse.

5.      Criminal Injury/Criminal Damage Appeals for the Division of Fermanagh & Tyrone will be heard at Omagh courthouse on Friday 4 September 2015, Friday 11 December 2015, Friday 12 February 2016, Friday 8 April 2016, Friday 10 June 2016 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.

8.      Crown applications, arraignments and Civil business may be listed week commencing Thursday 20 August 2015 and Monday 22 August 2016,  as the County Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

 

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

 

* 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

ENNISKILLEN : Courthouse, East Bridge Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7BW. DX 3553 NR ENNISKILLEN

                             TEL: 030 0200 7812   FAX: 028 6634 3662        E-MAIL : enniskillencourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

STRABANE      : Courthouse, Derry Road, Strabane, BT82 8DT. DX3312 NR STRABANE

                             TEL: 030 0200 7812.  FAX  028 7138 4090       E-MAIL : strabanecourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

OMAGH            :  Courthouse, High Street, Omagh, BT78 1DU. DX3602 NR OMAGH

                              TEL: 030 0200 7812  FAX: 028 8225 6275      E-MAIL: omaghcourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

DUNGANNON :  Courthouse, 46 Killyman Road, Dungannon, BT71 6DE. DX 3052 NR DUNGANNON 3

                              TEL: 030 0200 7812  FAX: 028 8772 8169      E-MAIL :  dungannoncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk   

 

CHIEF CLERK:

Mrs Sharon Hughes

 

 

Dungannon Courthouse,

 

 

46 Killyman Road, Dungannon,

 

 

 

BT71 6DE

 

 

Telephone: 030 0200 7812

 

 

Fax: 028 8772 8169

 

 

 

 

 

DX 3052 NR Dungannon 3

 

 

dungannoncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 

 

                                        

 

DEPUTY CHIEF CLERKS:

 

 

Ms Rhonda Crockett

 

Ms Liz Murphy                                              

 

Dungannon Courthouse,

Omagh Courthouse,

 

46 Killyman Road, Dungannon,

 

High Street, Omagh,

 

 

BT71 6DE

BT78 1DU

 

Telephone: 030 0200 7812

Telephone: 030 0200 7812

 

Fax: 028 8772 8169

Fax: 028 8225 6275

 

DX 3052 NR Dungannon 3

DX 3602 NR Omagh

 

dungannoncourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

omaghcourthouse@courtsni.gov.uk

 

 


 

COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2015/2016

 

EASTERN CIRCUIT

 

   DIVISION OF CRAIGAVON

For CRAIGAVON at 10.30am

2015

2016

Opening day of sittings

 Mon 24 Aug

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Tue 1 Mar

Tue 3 May

Mon 6 Jun

Appeals from Magistrates Court

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 14 Mar

Thu 5 May

Mon 4 Jul

Wed 2 Sep

Tue 3 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Tue 15 Mar

Fri 6 May

Thu 7 Jul

Commencement of all Civil business #

Mon 24 Aug

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Tue 1 Mar

Tue 3 May

Mon 6 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

*Wed 26 Aug

*Thu 5 Nov

*Thu 7 Jan

*Wed 16 Mar

*Wed 4 May

 

For LISBURN at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

 Mon 24 Aug

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Tue 1 Mar

Tue 3 May

Mon 6 Jun

Appeals from Magistrates Court

   Wed 26 Aug

Wed 4 Nov

Tue 5 Jan

Wed 16 Mar

Tue 3 May

Tue 5 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

Wed 4 May

 

+ Thu 27 Aug

Fri 6 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Fri 18 Mar

+Fri 3 Jun

Wed 6 Jul

+ Fri 2 Oct

 

+Fri 26 Feb

 

 

 

Commencement of all Civil business #

     Mon 24 Aug

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Tue 1 Mar

Tue 3 May

Mon 6 Jun

Licensing Applications ~

 Wed 26 Aug

Thu 5 Nov

Thu 7 Jan

Wed 16 Mar

Wed 4 May

 

Crown Court at CRAIGAVON at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Thu 27 Aug

Mon 9 Nov

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 4 Apr

Mon 9 May

Mon 6 Jun

Mon 28 Sep

Mon 30 Nov

Mon 8 Feb

 

 

 

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 County Court Judge & 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.

 

* The venue for these Licensing Applications will be at Lisburn.

 

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

 

+ The venue for hearing these Appeals will be at Craigavon.


COUNTY COURT SITTINGS 2015/2016

EASTERN CIRCUIT – DIVISION OF ARDS

For NEWTOWNARDS at 10.30am

2015

2016

Opening day of sittings

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 1 Feb

Mon 4 Apr

Tue 3 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

SO = Sentence only

 

C&S = Conviction and Sentence

Thu 3 Sep

SO

 

Fri 4 Sep

C&S

Thu 5 Nov

SO

 

Fri 6 Nov

C&S

Thu 7 Jan

SO

 

Fri 8 Jan

C&S

Thu 4 Feb

SO

 

Fri 5 Feb

C&S

Thu 7 Apr

SO

 

Fri 8 Apr

C&S

Thu 5 May

SO

 

Fri 6 May

C&S

*Mon 27 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 1 Feb

Mon 4 Apr

Tue 3 May

 

Civil Bills Review Callover by County Court Judge

Wed 2 Sep

Wed 4 Nov

Wed 6 Jan

Wed 3 Feb

Wed 6 Apr

Wed 4 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Fri 4 Sep

Fri 6 Nov

Fri 8 Jan

Fri 5 Feb

Fri 8 Apr

Fri 6 May

 

For DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening day of sittings

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 1 Feb

Mon 4 Apr

Tue 3 May

 

Appeals from Magistrates Court

SO = Sentence only

 

C&S = Conviction and sentence

Tue 1 Sep

SO

 

Tue 1 Sep

C&S

Mon 2 Nov

SO

 

Tue 3 Nov

C&S

Mon 4 Jan

SO

 

Tue 5 Jan

C&S

Mon 1 Feb

SO

 

Tue 2 Feb

C&S

Mon 4 Apr

SO

 

Tue 5 Apr

C&S

Tue 3 May

SO

 

Tue 3 May

C&S

*Mon 27 Jun

Commencement of all Civil business #

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 1 Feb

Mon 4 Apr

Tue 3 May

 

Licensing Applications ~

Tue 1 Sep

Mon 2 Nov

Mon 4 Jan

Mon 1 Feb

Mon 4 Apr

Tue 3 May

 

Crown Court at DOWNPATRICK at 10.30am

Commencement date for Trials

Mon 7 Sep

Mon 9 Nov

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 11 Jan

Mon 11 Apr

Mon 11 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 as the Crown Court Judge and Chief Clerk may fix.

2.      Crown (including arraignments) and Civil Business may be listed weeks commencing Monday 17 August and 24 August 2015, 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.

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.

 

* 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.