Increasing the General Civil Jurisdiction of the County Courts in Northern Ireland

Closed 30 Apr 2021

Opened 4 Feb 2021

Overview

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Why we are consulting

This public consultation document seeks views on increasing the general civil jurisdiction of the county courts in Northern Ireland. This relates to the financial boundaries which govern which court tier is to hear civil claims, such as for personal injury, breach of contract and defamation. We want to make the system for making civil claims more efficient, with cases being heard in the right court setting, consistent with their complexity and relative value. This should ensure appropriate access to justice for our citizens, supporting court users in the early and the proportionate resolution of proceedings.

Audiences

  • All stakeholders

Interests

  • Courts