Find out what you need to do from starting a case to getting a hearing date in the High Court

Issuing Proceedings

Issuing Proceedings

Information on Plenary Summons, Judicial Review, Appeal from the Circuit Court and Statutory Appeal.

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Defending a Case

Defending a Case

To formally notify the plaintiff (the person bringing the case) and the court that you intend to defend the case, you ‘enter an appearance’ after a summons is served on you.

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Exchange Of Documents Before Case Is Ready For Trial

Exchange Of Documents Before Case Is Ready For Trial

A number of documents (called ‘pleadings’) are exchanged between the parties before a case can be given a date for hearing

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Filing A High Court Affidavit

Filing A High Court Affidavit

An affidavit is written sworn testimony.

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Getting a date for hearing: setting a case down for trial

Getting a date for hearing: setting a case down for trial

To get a date for hearing, cases commenced by plenary summons or adjourned for plenary hearing (other than probate and admiralty actions) must be set down for trial.

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