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06 April 2020

Court Business At Belfast Magistrates' Court

The Operations Manager at Belfast Magistrates' Court has requested the Society to forward the following information to  members.

District Judge Bagnall has issued a revised schedule for Laganside Courts to allow all paperwork and checks to be completed before courts commence. These new arrangements take effect from Monday 6 April 2020.

The schedule has changed as below with a new starting time of 10.00 for Belfast video link.

·        Belfast video link cases at 10 am.

·        Belfast criminal cases (to include Courts 9 and 10 lists) at 10.15am.

·        Any other criminal lists at 11am

·        Late cases from Musgrave from 11.15am.

·        Family or Youth cases from 11.45.

The Society understands that the LCJ’s guidance document which is available from will be updated to reflect this.


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