Pearts win Service Provider to the Legal Profession at the Dye & Durham Irish Law Awards 2022

Pearts were honoured to receive the award for Service Provider to the Legal Profession at the Dye & Durham Irish Law Awards 2022. Thank you to the judging panel for selecting us for the award; we will use this as further motivation to continue to improve the service we offer our clients!

Law Awards 2022 L-R Darren Reilly, Gerard Malone, Valerie Peart, Gerard Wade, James Clarke, Tadgh Kelly

List Room Book Lodgement Cut Off and Updated Opening Hours

We wish to advise that the Courts Service have mandated the below cut-off times for the lodgement of books in the List Room and updated the List Room opening hours.

If you intend to send books to our office, please ensure that they reach us no later than two hours prior to the cut-off time to ensure on-time lodgement. We will always endeavour to lodge all books in advance of the List Room cut-off time, irrespective of our own two hour deadline.

Please note, that the List Room will not accept books later than the below cut-offs without prior approval.

If requesting Pearts to lodge books after the stated cut-offs, please note the below:

  1. Please send an email to registrars@courts.ie requesting permission to lodge books after the cut-off. Please ensure to include details of the case record number, the list it is in and date it is listed.
  2. Once approval has been given by the Courts Service for late lodgement, please provide said approval email to Pearts and we can assist with lodging the books in the list room.

 Cut-Off for Lodging Books

List Cut-Off for Lodging Books
Chancery Special Summons Lists 1:00pm the Wednesday prior to the Monday listing
Family law List 4:30pm the Wednesday prior to the listing or hearing date
Commercial List 4:30pm the Wednesday prior to the listing or hearing date
Chancery 1 List 1:00pm the Thursday prior to the listing or hearing date
Common Law ex-Parte list 2:00pm the Thursday prior to the listing or hearing date
Judicial Review ex-Parte list 4:00pm the Thursday prior to the listing or hearing date
Chancery 2 List 4:30pm the Thursday prior to the listing or hearing date
Non-Jury List 4:30pm the Thursday prior to the listing or hearing date
Common Law Lists 4:30pm the Thursday prior to the Monday listing
Personal Insolvency List 4:30pm the Thursday prior to the listing or hearing date
SID List Various Cut-Offs – Please see Appendix 3 of Practice HC Direction 107

Updated List Room Opening Hours From December 5th 2022

Day Opening Hours
Monday 10am – 1.00 pm
Tuesday 10am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 4.30 pm (Closed for lunch from 1 pm to 2 pm)
Thursday 10 am – 4.30 pm (Closed for lunch from 1 pm to 2 pm)
Friday 10 am – 4.30 pm (Closed for lunch from 1 pm to 2 pm)

As always, the Pearts team are happy to assist with any queries, and available at agency@pearts.ie or by phone at 01 872 2311.

Re: Limerick Personal Injuries List Sitting at Ennis, (Monday 20th June 2022 to Friday 1st July 2022)

Colleagues please note, a Positive Callover of matters set down for the Limerick Personal and Fatal Injuries List will take place on Wednesday the 1st June 2022 remotely at 10 a.m to fix dates for the Sittings commencing the 20th June 2022. As this is a Positive Callover, where there is no Appearance by either party the Notice of Trial will be Struck Out.

Please see the list here;  Limerick PI Callover List

The Registrar will initially call over the first 400 cases in the list or as many cases as are required to reach the quota of 140 Cases, if this number is not reached the balance of the list will then be called over until the figure has been reached.

If you require us to attend or make an application on your behalf you should forward your instructions to reach us no later than 4.00pm on Monday the 30th May 2022. No instructions will be taken on the morning of the callover.

When forwarding instructions please ensure to include all the following information;

  1. Title and List Number of the action.
  2. The party for whom you act.
  3. When the matter was set down.
  4. If the application is on Consent of the other parties or on notice. (If on notice please advise the date on which they were notified of the application being made).
  5. If an order is being sought please set out what is to happen with the Costs.
  6. If the matter is to be adjourned please provide full and detailed instructions of the reason for the adjournment.

Please note as per previous provincial Callovers, the Court will be reluctant to adjourn matters that have been set down for over 2 years and a convincing reason for an adjournment will be required regardless of if the application is on Consent.

Instructions and enquiries should be forwarded to Jonathon Hanlon of this Office who can be contacted at; epurcell@pearts.ie

NOTICE RE: Cork Personal & Fatal Injuries List, (Monday 16th May 2022 to Friday 27th May 2022)

There will be a Positive callover of all cases set down for the Cork Personal and Fatal Injuries List on Thursday 28th April 2022 remotely at 10.30 am before Ms Justice Butler to fix dates for the Easter Sittings commencing on the 16th May 2022. This will be a Positive callover for all matters which were set down for trial prior to the 27th October 2020, where there is no Appearance by either party the Notice of Trial will be struck out. Keep reading →

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Dear Colleagues,

We wish to advise that our offices will close on Thursday 14th April 2022 at 5.00 p.m. and will re-open on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 9.00 a.m.

If you are planning to send anything of an urgent nature, please ensure that it reaches us no later than first post on Wednesday 13th April 2022, as anything received after that date may not be processed until Wednesday 20th April 2022.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Important Notice Regarding County Registrar Motions Lists

The Courts Service have issued the following notice:
To reduce the current waiting times for hearing dates for Civil Motions before the Dublin County Registrar, caused by the Covid-19 restrictions, the following will apply:
  • All matters with hearing dates for the 04th October 2022 & 11th October 2022 will now be heard on the 04th April 2022.
  • All matters with hearing dates for the 18th October 2022 & 25th October 2022 will now be heard on the 05th April 2022.
  • All matters with hearing dates for the 01st November 2022 will now be heard on the 07th April 2022.
  • All matters with hearing dates for  the 08th November 2022 & 15th November 2022 will now be heard on the 26th April 2022.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: From the 14th March, Booklets of Pleadings can be Handed into the County Registrar’s Court on the Day

Practitioners please note the following important update issued by the Courts Service:

With effect from the 14th March 2022 the requirement to lodge Booklets of Pleadings /Motion Booklets for the Dublin County Registrar Court Lists, in the Dublin Civil Office and Dublin Family Law Office, will cease.

Due to the easing of restrictions, the Dublin County Registrar Courts will revert to pre pandemic practices where the Booklet of Pleadings/Motion Booklets are to be handed into Court on the day of hearing and will be returned to practitioner in court.

From 14th March 2022 any Booklets sent in by post will be returned with the notice attached. Booklets will not be taken in at the Counter in the Dublin Civil Office or Dublin Circuit Family Law Office.

Please contact us if we can be of any further assistance.

The above notice is available to read on courts.ie here.

From March 1st Dublin Personal Injury List to Increase Number of Cases Listed Per Day by 5

Due to the lifting of Covid Restrictions and the Assignment of an additional Judge, the Dublin Personal Injury List will increase the number of Cases listed per day.

From the 1st March 2022 five extra cases will be added to the daily List.

Applications to have cases listed or to have urgent cases re-assigned from a listing later in the year can be made by email to the Registrar Margaret Mulligan or to the List Judge at the daily callover. If an application to move a listing or obtain a hearing date is being made the other side should be put on notice of this.

The Registrar can be contacted at mmulligan@courts.ie

For assistance in relation to the Dublin Personal Injury List please contact Jonathon Hanlon of this office at jhanlon@pearts.ie