The Courts Service has published details of arrangements for the High Court during the court’s long vacation, which starts on 1 August.
According to the notice, a High Court judge will be available every day throughout the vacation period to hear urgent applications.
The Courts Service says that applications will not be listed before the vacation judge without certification from the High Court duty registrar that the matter is urgent.
In these cases, practitioners should contact the Four Courts at 01 888 6000 and make arrangements with the registrar.
All sittings before the vacation judge will take place from Monday to Friday in the Four Courts (Court 13) at 11am, unless otherwise advised by the registrar.
The notice also includes arrangements for other categories of business:
- The bail list will take place in Cloverhill Courthouse each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10am throughout August and September,
- The extradition list will take place in the Criminal Courts of Justice (Court 20) at 11am on 17 and 31 August; and 14 and 25 September,
- The special-care list will take place at 10am in Remote Court 36 on 24 August and 21 September,
- There will be a Commercial Court motion list at 11am in the Four Courts (Court 16) on 5 and 19 September,
- The Hague Luxembourg Convention list will take place at 11am in the Four Courts (Court 15) on 5 September,
- The list for wards of court will take place at 11am in the Four Courts (Court 6) on 5, 12, 13, 28 and 29 September. The duty judges are authorised to deal with urgent wardship business on all other dates,
- The president’s professional list will take place at 11am in the Four Courts (Court 15) on 19 September.
The Legal Diary will be published on the Courts Service website on each day that the Central Office is open during the long vacation.
The Courts Service is advising practitioners to check the diary closer to assigned dates, as a programme of building maintenance (scheduled for the Four Courts during the long vacation) means that courtrooms may change during the months of August and September.