The judgments section deals with the following areas:
1. Entry of judgment in default of appearance usually for a liquidated sum and entry of judgment pursuant to order of the Master of the High Court. Appendix E form no 1 & 4 Rules of the Superior Courts
2. Registration of judgments obtained in the High Court, Circuit Court and District Court.
The judgments register can be searched with a fee card of €25 in respect of each search.
3. Execution of judgments and orders
- by fieri facias - an order directed to the sheriff/county registrar to levy the amount of the judgment and costs off the defendant's goods
- attachment and committal - used for the purpose of compelling a person to do an act or to refrain from doing an act
- by order of possession - an order directed to the sheriff/county registrar to take possession of particular lands and premises named in the court order. Appendix F Part 1 no. 4 and Part 2 no. 5 Rules of the Superior Courts
4. Entry of satisfaction on judgments of the High Court which have been discharged by the debtor and registration of satisfaction of judgment in respect of judgments of the High Court, Circuit Court and District Court.
5. Registration of a lis pendens when an action is pending either in the High Court or the Circuit Court involving a dispute as to title of a property. A lis pendens is removed by order of the relevant court. Precedents of these forms are available from the Central Office of the High Court or legal stationers.
6. Enrolment, registration and filing of certain legal instruments among them deeds poll, powers of attorney, disentailing deeds and bills of sale.
7. The issue of a subpoena under seal of the High Court to enforce the attendance of a witness at a trial. You will require;
- a praecipe subpoena and a subpoena ad testificandum - to attend and give evidence; Appendix D Form no. 1 & 2 Rules of the Superior Courts
- a praecipe subpoena and a subpoena duces tecum - to attend and produce certain specified documents; Appendix D Form no. 2 & 3 Rules of the Superior Courts
________________________________This page updated: 29 November 2016