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Personal Injury Courts in Northern Ireland

If you need to attend court for your personal injury claim court hearing, you need to know where you are going! 

Here are the details of the courts in Northern Ireland where personal injury compensation claim hearings are held.

Disclaimer: This guide outlines general topics you should be thinking about if you want to make a personal injury claim. But it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a specialist personal injury claim solicitor for guidance on your specific circumstances.

Where Are The Personal Injury Courts In Northern Ireland?

Personal injury court hearings take place in the High Court and the County Courts in Northern Ireland. Usually your case will be heard in the court closest to where the incident took place or where the defendant is based.

Believe it or not, people have been known to turn up at the wrong court on the morning of their personal injury hearing.

So double-check with your solicitor to make sure you turn up at the correct court!  

High value claims (above £30,000) are heard in the High Court. It is situated at The Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street, Belfast.  

Lower value claims (up to £30,000) are heard in the County Courts (personal Injury claims are not heard in the small claims court in Northern Ireland).

Your case is usually heard in the court closest to where the defendant is based or where the accident occurred.

County Courts in Northern Ireland are located in:

The above article is part of our guide on how to make a personal injury claim in Northern Ireland.

If you are thinking about making a personal injury claim, you should get in touch with a Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor who will help you assess the strength of your case.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to get in touch.

All the best,

The Team @ Lightlaw

Every effort is made to keep this guide up to date. Although it is not to be regarded as legal advice, we strive to make sure the information is helpful, accurate and practical. If you are a Northern Ireland personal injury solicitor and have spotted an inaccuracy, you can submit a suggested change.