Dublin Courts News – Easter Term Arrangements

Published: April 21, 2020


The High Court and Central Office Extend Coronavirus Arrangements

The President of the High Court has directed that the coronavirus arrangements in the High Court will remain the in place until the 5th May, all motions and cases until then will be adjourned. The Central Office remains open by appointment for only urgent business only:
· Applications for Bail
· Habeas Corpus
· Injunctions and the enforcement of same
· Examinerships
· Urgent Wardship matters
· Urgent Judicial Review applications
· Issue of proceedings where the statutory time limit to issue will expire before Tuesday 5th May 2020

All of these matters will be dealt with on the civil side and bail and extradition on the criminal side. that is all motions and cases in all lists that are listed during this period are adjourned generally with liberty to re-enter.

If you have an urgent case and are outside of Dublin and are unable to attend due to the current travel restrictions our Town Agents are able to attend on counsel for you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, we are attending the High Court daily for appointments with urgent filings and Court sittings for clients.

Launch of Virtual Courts in Ireland 

The first Virtual Courts in Ireland were piloted yesterday morning, both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal heard matters via video with the judges, practioners and parties all in remote locations. The cases were televised in the Courts so that members of the media could still be present. The High Court is hoping to pilot their first remote hearings next Monday the 27th April where appropriate and provided they can be conducted in a manner which is considered ‘fair’.

Hibernian Legal Urgent Services

For Urgent filings, please get in touch with us via email with your instructions and with an outline of the urgency of the matter and we can make the appointment, stamp the documents and then get them issued in relation to the above matters.

Similarly if you would like us to attend on counsel, send an email with the instructions and we will respond within hours to discuss your matter.

We wish you well

Barry brady, Head of Litigation