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

Notice Regarding County Registrar Possession Civil Bills

The Courts Service have announced that the Dublin Civil Office will list the County Registrar Possession cases remaining outstanding from cancelled lists. These matters will be listed on a staggered basis in Court 27 from February 2022 onwards until all have been dealt with.

  • The list on the 3rd February 2022 will include outstanding matters with original return dates of 26th March 2020 until 18th June 2020.
  • The list on the 10th February 2022 will include further outstanding matters from the 18th June 2020 until 16th July 2020.
  • The list on the 17th February 2022 will include outstanding matters from the 30th July 2020.

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Court of Appeal Resumes Physical Hearings

Please note, from Monday the 24th of January 2022 the Court of Appeal resumed hearing all Appeals by way of a physical hearing unless otherwise directed by the Court. However, the Court of Appeal Office in Áras Ui Dhalaigh is remaining to conduct business by appointment only,

The notice can be read in full on the Courts Service website here

If you have any questions or require our assistance, please contact Judith Cleary: jcleary@pearts.ie

President’s Announcement Re Supreme Court Arrangements for Hilary Term

The Supreme Court proposes that the hearing of appeals in January will be held remotely. This is necessary in light of the present and anticipated impact on staff, judges, lawyers and litigants of Covid 19 and in order to protect the health of all persons coming to court.

Parties will be provided with remote hearing access details and the Guidance and Protocols concerning such hearings remain in force.

Any party is entitled to make an application for a hearing to proceed in person.

Case management hearings and other court business will continue to be conducted remotely.

The position in this regard will be kept under review and it is intended to return to in person appeal hearings as soon as that is feasible.

The above notice can be read on the Courts Service website here.

Happy Christmas

Gerard and Valerie, and all the Staff of Pearts wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

In light of the particular challenges that 2021 has presented to everyone, we want to express our thanks to you, our colleagues, for all of your loyal support and understanding throughout the year.

We wish to remind you that our offices will close for the Christmas break on Thursday the 23rd December 2021 at 1.00 p.m. and will re-open on Tuesday the 4th January 2022 at 9.00 a.m.

Have a great Christmas!

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Galway Personal Injuries List Hilary sittings (Monday 31st January 2022 to Wednesday 9th February 2022)

Please note, a positive callover of all cases set down for Galway up to and including 30th November 2021 (ending with list No. 15859) as listed below will occur on Thursday 13th January 2022.  Please see link here.

Please note that due to the complexity of information which the legal representative attending court must be able to confirm, we will not be in a position to move applications, other than striking out cases by consent.

You might please contact our Jonathon Hanlon at jhanlon@pearts.ie if you have any strike out applications, queries or require our attendance with counsel at the callover.