A plenary summons is used in cases where oral evidence will be heard.

A plenary summons is used in cases where oral evidence will be heard.  It is used for all cases except when the use of a summary summons, special summons or personal injury summons is specifically required. The form of the summons is set out in **insert link here Form. 1 Appendix A of the Rules of the Superior Courts (Order 1 Rule 2).

You must draft the plenary summons before issuing it in the High Court Central Office. The office cannot advise you on the content of the summons. You must decide on your claim and set it out in the General Indorsement of Claim part of the summons.   You must also decide what relief you want from the court - this can take a number of forms, for example damages, a declaration from the Court or an injunction.

You must pay court stamp **insert link here duty before you issue the summons (currently €190).

After you have issued the summons you have twelve months to serve it. If you do not serve it within twelve months you can apply to have it renewed (extended) once for three months.

You should note the court rules relating to service of a summons and to the renewal of a summons.

Sample Plenary Summons Alice to provide sample summons? **insert