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Isle of Man Courts of Justice

For general, non-court specific related enquires, please contact the Isle of Man Courts of Justice reception on +44 (0) 1624 685265.


In accordance with the principle of open justice but also having regard to legitimate confidentiality and privacy issues, information regarding forthcoming cases before the Isle of Man Courts of Justice is provided below. This information can change at short notice and you may wish to check with the relevant section using the contact emails below.

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.

Description and link to document Last updated Contact details for Court listing queries

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)

11 Jul 2019 [email protected]

Chancery & Ordinary Procedures (CHP & ORD)

11 Jul 2019 [email protected]

Summary & Small Claims Procedures (SUM & SCP)

11 Jul 2019

[email protected]
[email protected]

Court of General Gaol Delivery (CRIM)

11 Jul 2019 [email protected]

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

Contact details for Court listing queries

Deputy High Bailiff's Court

Full day
Each Tuesday

[email protected]

Magistrates' Court

Full day
Each Thursday

[email protected]

General Gaol Pleas Court

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

[email protected]

Licensing Court

Full day
2nd Thursday of each month

[email protected]

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 relevant court by using the contact details above.

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

 

News

Do you know what the role of a Magistrate is?
Would you be interested in finding out? The Isle of Man Courts of Justice is currently seeking applications from interested parties for the position of Magistrate. See the following documents: 
Magistrates' Guidance Notes 
Employing a Magistrate 
Application form 

The closing date for applications is June 19th 2019. Further information can be found here.

Deemster JW Corrin - an address by Deemster Corlett

On Tuesday, 19th March 2019, the Court Services Fees Order 2019 (SD No. 2019/0098) was laid before Tynwald.  The Order came into operation on Monday, 1st April 2019.  The court services fees listed under this Order have been increased by 2% (with an element of rounding up of fees to the nearest .50p) (save for low level fees at £10 or less which have not been increased) to maintain value since the Court Services Fees Order 2016 came into operation.   

Jayne Hughes' speech at her swearing-in ceremony as High Bailiff of the Isle of Man

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

Valedictory ceremony for Coroner Gordon Leece on 27 June 2019

Deemster J W Corrin - address by Deemster Corlett on 11 April 2019.

Jayne Hughes' speech at her swearing-in ceremony as High Bailiff of the Isle of Man on 08 March 2019.

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 12 July 2019