Republic of Ireland Law
Republic of Ireland Law Questions Answered by Experts
1. I regret to say that the law does not compensate you for turning up for an incorrect court date displayed on the Summons. In essence, the onus is placed on a litigant to satisfy themselves by reference to court lists as to whether a case will be heard on the date in question. In this regard, lay litigants are at a clear disadvantage to firms of solicitors who receive the court lists on a daily basis. However, a lay litigant must check the lists online at the Courts Service website at www.courts.ie or by ringing the relevant court office to make sure the case is appearing in a list on that date. There is no onus on one side to litigation to inform the other side as to when a case is appearing in a list. Each side must find out themselves whether by ringing the court office or checking the lists. I appreciate you lost a day at work over this issue. But I regret to say that the law will not compensate you for the day lost at work. The lesson to be learned is to ring the relevant court office and find out if the case is in fact being heard on that particular date. You must satisfy yourself that the case is actually being heard.
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WE WERE SUMMONED OR SO I UNDERSTOOD TO APPEAR AT A PARTICULR TIME AND A PARTICULAR DATE PER THE SUMMONS, WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO
CHECK IF A SUMMONS IS CORRECT. I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW I CAN BE SUMMONED TO A COURT ON A DATE THAT THE COURT DOESN'T OPERATE
aLSO THE 2ND SUMMONS ARRIVED BY ORDINARY POST WE DIDNT SIGN ANY REGISTERED RECEIPT IS IT STILL SERVED ON US IN THIS INCIDENT