Monetary jurisdiction of District & Circuit Courts to increase from 3rd February 2014

As and from 3rd February 2014 the new monetary jurisdictions will be as follows:

– the jurisdiction of the District Court in civil proceedings will increase from €6,384 to €15,000

– the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in civil proceedings will increase from €38,092 to €75,000, except in personal injuries cases where a reduced increase of €60,000 is introduced.

We understand that the Minister intends to introduce new District Court Rules including:

– District Court Scale costs

– new Superior Court Rules

– new Fees Orders for all courts in January 2014 (court fees are unlikely to be reduced)

It is likely these changes too will be effective as and from 3rd February 2014.

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