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Simplified and accelerated procedures - Northern Ireland

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Order for payment procedures Order for payment procedures
1. Existence of a order for payment procedure 1.
1.1. Scope of procedure 1.1.
a) What types of claims are eligible (e.g. only pecuniary claims, only contractual claims etc.)? a)
b) Is there an upper limit regarding the value of the claim? b)
c) Is the use of that procedure optional or obligatory? c)
d) Is the procedure available if the defendant lives in another Member State or in a third country? d)
1.2. Competent Court 1.2.
1.3. Formal requirements 1.3.
a) Is the use of a standardised form obligatory? (if yes, where can that form be obtained?) a)
b) Do I have to be represented by a lawyer? b)
c) In how much detail do I have to describe the reason for the claim? c)
d) Do I have to present written evidence of the claim at issue? If yes, which documents are admissible as proof? d)
1.4. Rejection of application 1.4.
1.5. Appeal 1.5.
1.6. Statement of opposition 1.6.
1.7. Effect of statement of opposition 1.7.
1.8. Effect of lack of statement of opposition 1.8.
a) What needs to be done in order to obtain an enforceable decision? a)
b) Is this decision final or is there still a possibility for the defendant to appeal against that decision? b)
Small claims procedures Small claims procedures
1. Existence of a specific Small Claims procedure 1.
1.1. Scope of Procedure, Threshold 1.1.
1.2. Application of Procedure 1.2.
1.3. Forms 1.3.
1.4. Assistance 1.4.
1.5. Rules concerning the taking of evidence 1.5.
1.6. Written procedure 1.6.
1.7. Content of judgment 1.7.
1.8. Reimbursement of costs 1.8.
1.9. Possibility to appeal 1.9.

 

Further information

  • Further information regarding the procedures can be obtained from the Northern Ireland Court Service website.

  • Assistance for Disabled Litigants

    Some court offices have designated Customer Service Officers who might be able to assist. If they cannot help, the disabled litigant can contact the Court Service Information Centre on +44 28 9032 8594.

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