The positive callover for the Waterford Personal Injuries list for the sessions commencing on the 8th June to the 18th June will take place remotely on Tuesday 18th May 2021. Please see list here.
In accordance with the statement of the President of the High Court regarding High Court Business for Trinity Term 2021 the High Court will sit to hear Personal Injuries actions at all scheduled country venues in the Trinity Term, subject to the anticipated reopening of hospitality in early June. To maximise the number of cases that can be dealt with at country venues, a positive call over of each such list will be held three to four weeks prior to the commencement date. The Court will proceed on the basis that all claims ready for hearing are capable of being justly determined on a remote platform provided that one or both parties agree. Where the parties are not agreed, the Court will hear applications in respect of any case in which it is claimed that a physical hearing is necessary to achieve justice between the parties, the onus being on the party making the application to so establish. The list will then be finalised with a designated number of witness cases and remote cases listed for each day of the sessions. The Personal Injuries actions at all country venues will be subject to all existing Practice Directions concerning Covid-19. In particular, the call-over each day will take place remotely and the practitioners and parties involved in any case in which a physical hearing has been directed, should not enter the Court’s complex until their particular case is ready to commence. At that point, no further time will be permitted for any purpose.
If you require us to attend and make an application on your behalf you should forward your instructions to our Trevor Hosey at firstname.lastname@example.org to reach us no later than 3pm on Friday 14th May, this is to ensure that all applications are properly prepared and recorded by us in advance of the callover. Late instructions after this time must be followed up with a phone call to Trevor to ensure that he will be in a position to deal with same. No instructions can be taken on the morning of the callover.