|Practitioners note the recent direction of the President of the High Court that allows personal injury assessment cases that would normally be heard in Cork, Limerick and Sligo to be transferred to Dublin, if both parties consent.
See wording below.
1. I, Peter Kelly, President of the High Court pursuant to the provisions of Order 36, rule 2(c) of the Rules of the Superior Courts (Trial) 2012 (S.I. No. 355 of 2012), hereby direct that the trials of personal injuries cases consisting only of assessments of damages which would, but for this direction, take place at Cork, Limerick and Sligo, shall take place at Dublin, provided that all parties to such cases consent.
2. This direction applies to assessments of damages which have already been set down for trial and those which have yet to be set down.
3. Those cases which have yet to be set down shall continue to be set down for a venue in accordance with Order 36, rule 2(b) of the Rules of the Superior Courts.
4. Applications to transfer appropriate cases to Dublin and for the allocation of a hearing date may be made each Monday in term in the Master’s Court before the Deputy Master at 10.30 a.m.
Dated the 23rd day of March, 2016
President of the High Court