Increase of District Court and Circuit Court Jurisdictions
The Courts Bill 2013 proposes to increase the jurisdiction of the District Court from €6,384 to €15,000.00 and to increase the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court from €38,092 to €60,000 in respect of personal injury claims and to €75,000 in all other civil matters.
This means that many more cases will fall within the remit of the District Court and the Circuit Court with the overall aim being to reduce legal costs. The jurisdiction of both courts had not been adjusted since 1991. The Bill is expected to become law before the summer of 2013.
DJ OMeara and Sons Solicitors – District Court and Circuit Court