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County Registrar

Location:Kilkenny, Wexford

Job Length:Permanent


Firm:Public Appointments Service

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Practice Area:In-House/ Public Sector

Web Address:http://www.publicjobs.ie

The County Registrar is a legal professional court officer in the Circuit Court, the higher of the two courts of local and limited jurisdiction within the court system, which exercises first instance jurisdiction in civil proceedings and criminal proceedings on indictment, as well as an appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal proceedings from the District Court.

A vacancy now exists to appoint a person to discharge the duties and functions of County Registrar in both County Wexford and County Kilkenny. The role of the County Registrar is to make orders in civil cases conferred on them by primary legislation (in particular as set out in the Second Schedule to the Courts and Court Officers Act 1995, as amended) and rules of court, as well as certain other functions in relation to Circuit Court proceedings.

In addition the County Registrar may be required to perform certain duties under the Succession Act 1965 and the Rules of the Superior Court to carry out the role of District Probate Registrar for the counties of Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Laois.

The successful candidate must, by the closing date:

  • Be a solicitor of not less than eight years standing who is currently practising or has previously practiced for not less than eight years; or
  • Be a barrister of not less than eight years standing who is currently practising or has previously practiced for not less than eight years. In addition, the successful candidate for this senior role will demonstrate;
  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.;
  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the litigation process associated with civil and family law proceedings and a working knowledge of criminal case processing;
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the role of the County Registrar in the administration of justice in the Circuit Court;;
  • A broad general understanding of the role of the Courts Service in the court system;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and decision making in a courtroom environment;
  • The ability to manage a large, diverse and complex caseload, both on an individual basis and in a team environment.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 10 December, 2020.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Sarah O’Neil on sarah.oneil@publicjobs.ie. Public Appointments Service are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act. 

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