The following arrangements will apply to all cases listed in the Dublin Personal Injures List until further Notice
From the week commencing 14th of July 2020 and going forward including September 2020 fifteen cases will be listed each day -Tuesday to Friday (to include 2 Specially Fixed cases)
A remote call over will take place each morning at 10.15am and the cases will be allocated by lottery in the normal way (after the Specially Fixed cases have been assigned)
Cases not assigned to a Judge for hearing on the day on which they are listed will roll over from day to day
Any cases not reached or commenced at the end of a week will be removed from the list and will require, in due course, an application to be made for a new hearing date in the usual manner.
All Specially Fixed cases and cases afforded priority will retain priority over other cases
The Virtual Courtroom Number and relevant instructions will be made available each day to members through the Law Society of Ireland and the Bar of Ireland websites
Consent Applications for Hearing Dates should be made by email each Friday (Commencing on Friday 17th July 2020) during term to firstname.lastname@example.org with a preferred timeframe for the hearing
Assigned dates will be emailed to the applicants each Monday with liberty to apply on any Friday
There will be no facility for physical applications for dates until further notice
Where agreement is not possible applications on notice may be made by email and a date and time for a hearing (if deemed necessary by the Presiding Judge) will be notified
In light of the current circumstances parties are strongly encouraged to agree hearing dates
Applications can continue to be made for Consent Orders and Rulings pursuant to Practice Direction HC89 for adjudication or Direction by Mr Justice Cross by email to email@example.com together with the supporting documentation
Practitioners and all concerned in the proceedings must abide by existing Practice Directions governing Personal Injury claims.
A new Practice Direction HC92 in relation to the Personal Injuries List has now been issued and published
N.B. There will be no court sittings or email or telephone service in relation to the Personal Injuries list during August 2020. Urgent applications may be made to the daily vacation judge in the normal way