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07 August 2020

Family Care Centre Review Lists

Review lists for the FCC Siting in Belfast and Derry for week commencing 24th August 2020 may be viewed below:

The family judge for each Family Care Centre has identified the cases which are to be reviewed, and requires solicitors to lodge the requisite form for each case by the return date given below. 

Forms must also be completed setting out the reasons where the parties seek an adjournment. Representatives should identify their cases from the attached list, contact opposition representatives and collaboratively complete and lodge Form FCI1 by email to the relevant court office by 14th August 2020

It is essential that the forms are completed as comprehensively as possible to narrow the issues to be determined by the judge. It would assist the office staff and the judges if electronic copies of any documents relied upon or referred to in the FCI1 form were attached to it on submission. The subject line of your email must state ‘FCC Review’.

During week commencing 24th August 2020, the judge will review the forms received, together with any relevant documents lodged. Where the judge determines a review hearing is required the parties will be notified of the arrangements. Orders / Directions will be available via ICOS as normal.  Judges will continue to hear:

  • urgent matters;

  • those where the parties have agreed a way forward;

  • those where the legal representative or a party to the proceedings has requested a review / hearing and the judge considers it appropriate;

  • where the representatives have lodged forms clearly setting out the circumstances, as per the Lord Chief Justice’s earlier guidance.

Any queries regarding the administrative reviews should be directed to the relevant court office.



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