The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
The county court is the court competent to provide a judgment in the European Small Claims Procedure in Northern Ireland. The procedure will be dealt with by a district judge.
The means of communication acceptable by courts in Northern Ireland for the purposes of commencing the European Small Claims Procedure is by first class recorded delivery post.
The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service will provide practical assistance in accordance with Article 11 but cannot offer legal advice on the Regulation.
The Citizens' Advice Bureau or other consumer advice centres operating in Northern Ireland may also be able to provide practical assistance. Further assistance may be available from a solicitor. The Law Society for Northern Ireland can provide contact details for local solicitors.
No electronic service and communication is technically available and admissible under the procedural rules in Northern Ireland. The means of communication is by first class recorded delivery post.
There will be no obligation on any person in Northern Ireland to accept service by electronic means.
No court fees are currently payable in respect of the European Small Claims Procedure in Northern Ireland. The position is, however, under review.
No appeal is available against an order given under the European Small Claims procedure in Northern Ireland.
An application should be lodged with the court that issued the judgment. The county court is the competent court for such a review in Northern Ireland.
The official language acceptable pursuant to Article 21(a)(1) is English.
The competent authority for the purposes of the application of Article 23 will be the Enforcement of Judgments Office and the Master, Enforcement of Judgments. As is the case in domestic small claim procedure it will be the responsibility of the successful party in the European Small Claims Procedure to arrange for enforcement of the court's order.
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