Wicklow Circuit and District Court - Wednesday March 18th 2020
PLEASE NOTE AS PER PREVIOUS COURTS SERVICE DIRECTION NO JURORS ARE TO ATTEND DURING THIS PERIOD
Important Notice 18th March 2020
As per direction of Judge Martina Baxter
The following revised measures for management of the court business listed for the call-over of trials due to take place at Wicklow Circuit Criminal Court siting at Bray on Wednesday the 18th March 2020 at 10.30am will now apply so as to comply with the national direction concerning management of public gatherings:
- At 10.30 am: Wicklow Circuit Criminal Court siting at Bray on Wednesday the 18th March 2020
Custody cases will be dealt with.
Turn Numbers 1 to 12 will be called at 10.30 a.m.
- At 11.30 am: Wicklow Circuit Criminal Court siting at Bray on Wednesday the 18th March 2020 All cases where an accused is on bail will be dealt with as follows:
Turn Numbers 13 to 40 will be called at 11.30 a.m.
Turn Numbers 41 to 83 will be called at 12.00 noon
Turn Numbers 84 to 114 will be called at 12.30 p.m.
A revised court list, setting the detail of the changed listing arrangements is posted on the Legal Diary section on the Courts Service website, www.courts.ie. Please check this.
Detailed Notice on management of the Callover of Criminal Court sessions listed at
Wicklow Circuit Court commencing 18th March 2020
- Only persons with cases listed for these times should be in the courtroom. All other persons should wait out in the main lobbies or outside the building until the designated time
- Cases that are not urgent will be adjourned to future dates in July, on application to the Court. Court users who have legal representation are asked to instruct their solicitors to seek an adjournment. They do not need to attend court and their solicitor will advise them of their next date in court date
- Court users who do not have legal representation should come to court and can then ask to have their case adjourned
- Courtrooms and lobbies will be strictly monitored to ensure that crowd limits as set down by the national direction are not exceeded and social distancing can be observed
- Strict personal hygiene protocols should be observed and regular daily cleaning and sanitisation of public areas and “hand-fall” surfaces is in place. You are required to wash your hands in the bathroom facilities provided upon entry to the Courthouse and hand sanitisers are also available.
Please check the Courts Service Website – www.courts.ie for further updates.
Thank you for your co-operation in these matters.
Alan Donnellan, Manager, Bray Court Office
Notice Regarding County Registrars Lists Bray Courthouse
Please note the following changes regarding upcoming County Registrar Lists:
The County Registrars Family Law list for the 20th of April 2020 will now be listed on the 18th of May 2020.
The Civil and Family Callover listed for the 30th day of March 2020 is cancelled.
Further direction relating to cases on this list will issue to the relevant parties in due course.
The District Court sitting at Bray and Arklow
The President of the District Court has decided that the following measures concerning the business of the Court will be implemented for the foreseeable future:
1. Parties with non-urgent cases are no longer required to attend court.
2. The District Court will continue to hear urgent matters only in all District Court Districts throughout the country.
Urgent matters are:
Cases where the accused is in custody and cases where people are charged with new offences. It does not include criminal cases where the accused is on bail or is not in custody.
Remands where the accused is in custody should be dealt with by video-link wherever possible.
New applications for protection orders or interim barring orders and return hearings of interim barring order cases. If safety order hearings are being adjourned interim protective orders will be extended to the new date.
Child Care Law
Extension of interim care orders and emergency care orders and exceptional or urgent interim care orders.
If your case does is not included in the description of urgent matters above, then it is a non-urgent matter and parties do not need to attend court.
Solicitors are to inform clients that they do not need to attend where their case is a non-urgent matter.
Non-urgent cases will be adjourned, and parties will be told of their new court dates by ordinary post or by their solicitor or barrister where one is present.
All District Court Civil matters are considered to be non-urgent and will be adjourned to a new date. Parties will be told of their new court dates by ordinary post or by their solicitor or barrister where one is present.
These measures will be reviewed at the end of the legal term on the 12th April 2020 or earlier if needed.