Covid-19: High Court consent orders by email


A new Practice Direction aims to facilitate High Court consent orders without attendance in court.

President Kelly has directed that, during the Covid-19 emergency,  consent orders will be made in the High Court on foot of an email exhibiting the consent of all of the parties to the litigation and without the necessity of the parties attending in court.  E mails should be sent to with the record number and the relevant List in the subject line.

 The orders will date from the date when the email containing the consent is received and a copy of the email and the consent will be placed on the court file. This procedure will apply in all civil lists in the High Court.