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Welcome to the Isle of Man Courts of Justice

Deemster Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls, travelled to Hong Kong as a guest of the Chinese University of Hong Kong earlier this month.

CHP2015/95 - Gittins & otrs v Simpson - judgment summary

CHP2014/49 - Origo Partners Ltd. v Brooks MacDonald Asset Management & otr - judgment summary here

Visit of Castle Rushen High School Pupils - press release here

Visit of Tasmanian Court Official - press release here

Announcements detailing Appointments to Courts of Appeal here

Notes on Sentencing in the Manx Criminal Courts are available here

Two Statutory Documents which deal with Live Television Links came into effect on January 1st 2015. They are:

  • SD2014/0410 - Criminal Jurisdiction (Live Television Link) Rules 2014; and
  • SC2014/0411 - Summary Jurisdiction (Live Television Link) Rules 2014

Licensing Court Rules 2014 came into effect on 1st September 2014. Any application to the Licensing Court made after this date will be subject to these Rules. Please note these Rules change the procedures and time limits for making applications before the Licensing Court.

A list of Licensing Court dates for 2016 can be accessed here. Information, forms and guidance here

From Thursday, May 1st 2014, those requesting copies of court hearings on compact disc must complete and sign this CD request form which should then be submitted using one of the options detailed in the document. This form consists of two parts:

  • guidelines as to how the CD request section of the form should be completed; and
  • an undertaking which must be signed by the requestor

For ease of use, the form can be filled in on-screen and saved.


Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, delivered the Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture on Friday 9 October 2015 at the Manx Museum.

The Judge’s Perspective [seeing trust issues through the eyes of the Deemster]” lecture delivered by Deemster Doyle on 15 September 2015.

"The Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers" lecture delivered by Deemster Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls at the Oxford Union on 16 July 2015.

"Rule of Law" lecture delivered by Deemster Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls at the Oxford Union on 17 July 2014.

Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, delivered the Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture on Friday 11 October 2013 at the Manx Museum.

The Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association Conference was held in Jersey on 25 September 2013. A copy of Deemster Doyle's talk on providing Objectively Independent Courts can be found here.

Deemster Doyle's Harvard Lecture 2007


The opening hours for the Court Office and public counter are:-

  • 09:30 to 16:30 Monday to Thursday; and
  • 09:30 to 16:00 on Friday

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Page last updated on 12 February 2016