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Isle of Man Courts of Justice


In accordance with the principle of open justice but also having regard to legitimate confidentiality and privacy issues we provide below information regarding forthcoming cases before the Isle of Man Courts of Justice. This information can change at short notice and you may wish to check the information by contacting the Isle of Man Courts of Justice Reception on +44 (0) 1624 685265.

The information provided contains details of regular court sittings and court listings before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Staff of Government (Appeal Division), the Civil Division of the High Court, the Court of General Gaol Delivery and the Courts of Summary Jurisdiction.

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Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

The Island's court of final  appeal is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Details of listings before this court can be obtained from the JCPC website.

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Staff of Government (Appeal Division) (2DS)

14 September 2018

Chancery & Ordinary Procedures (CHP & ORD)

14 September 2018

Summary & Small Claims Procedures (SUM & SCP)

14 September  2018

Court of General Gaol Delivery (CRIM)

07 September 2018

Regular Court Sittings

In addition to providing listings information in respect of specific cases, below is a table containing details of regular public court sittings (the majority of which are in the Summary Courts) which occur at the Isle of Man Courts of Justice.

It should be noted that the duration and recurrence of the Courts below are indicative only, and may be subject to late change. In addition, Bank Holidays may result in particular courts being rearranged for other days.

Description of Fixed or regular Courts

Period & Recurrence

Deputy High Bailiff's Court

Full day
Each Tuesday

Magistrates' Court

Full day
Each Thursday

General Gaol Pleas Court

Full day
Twice per month - either a Monday or a Friday

Licensing Court

Full day
2nd Thursday of each month

Important Information

The lists are simply indicative of matters before the Courts, the outcomes of which are yet to be determined. We use our best endeavours to provide Court lists which are free of errors but give no warranty as to their accuracy or completeness.

The public/private nature of a sitting is dependent upon such issues as statutory requirements and case confidentiality and privacy requirements and the important principle of open justice.

Copies of judgments delivered by the Isle of Man Courts of Justice available to the public can be found at www.judgments.im.

The lists are subject to change at short notice.

For up to date information, please contact the Isle of Man Courts of Justice Reception on +44 (0) 1624 685265.

The provision of Court lists on this website is reviewed on an ongoing basis and where it is felt appropriate further information will be added.

 

News

 

First Deemster notes positive references to the Judiciary in the Moneyval Report.

Licensing - Three Licensing Fees Orders came into effect on June 1st 2017:

Licensing - See guidance in relation to certain fees here.

Licensing - A list of Licensing Court dates for 2017 & 2018 plus information, forms and guidance can be accessed here.

Children's matters - Social Media guidelines for those involved in children's cases.

Deemster Corlett is interviewed by "Verdict", the Oxford University Law Society magazine.

Criminal - Notes on Sentencing in the Manx Criminal Courts.

 

Judgment Summaries 

 

Judgment summary for ORD2013/19 issued 24 August 2017

Judgment summary for CHP2016/73 issued 23 February 2017

Judgment summary for CHP2015/115 issued 09 December 2016

Judgment summary for CHP2016/24 issued 23 September 2016

Lectures

The Rule of Law and Open Justice

Lecture delivered by Deemster Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls, at the Oxford Union on 28 June 2018

 

Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture 2017 

Lord Hodge, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, delivered the Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture on Thursday, 2 November 2017.

The Role of a Judge

Lecture delivered by Deemster Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls at the Oxford Union on 28 June 2017.

Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture 2016 

Transcript of the Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture 2016 delivered by Sir Michael Birt on 13 October 2016.

The Rule of Law - Judicial Independence and Accountability

Lecture delivered by Deemster Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls at the Oxford Union on 6 July 2016.

Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture 2015 

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 - The Backbone of Economic Growth

Lecture delivered by Deemster Doyle, First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls at the Oxford Union on 17 July 2014.

Caroline Weatherill Memorial Lecture 2013

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

Held in Jersey on 25 September 2013. A copy of Deemster Doyle's talk on providing Objectively Independent Courts.

Harvard Lecture 2007

Lecture by Deemster Doyle.

Transcripts

 Deemster Corlett's speech at his swearing in as First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls on 19 September 2018.

 

Valedictory ceremony for Deemster Doyle on 27 July 2018.

 

Family Court Business review for 2017.

Delivered by His Honour Deemster Corlett in December 2017

 

Transcript of swearing in ceremony of Judge of Appeal Storey QC on 09 October 2017.

 

Eulogy in respect of former High Bailiff Weldon Williams

Delivered by High Bailiff Needham on 28 September 2017.

 

Valedictory ceremony for Judge of Appeal Tattersall on 21 September 2017.

 

Deemster Doyle's Face to Face with Hong Kong Lawyer. 

Magazine cover, article, and Hong Kong Lawyer website link.

Page last updated on 20 September 2018