Court Rules of Ireland

ORDER 105C

CERVICALCHECK TRIBUNAL

I. Definitions

1. In this Order:

the “2019 Act” means the CervicalCheck Tribunal Act, 2019;

“claimant” means a person who has made a claim to the Tribunal in accordance with section 11 of the 2019 Act;

“respondent” means a respondent to a claim before the Tribunal;

“Tribunal” has the same meaning as in section 5 of the 2019 Act;

other words and expressions contained in this Order shall, where the context so admits, have the same meaning as in the 2019 Act.

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II. Applications to the Court under the 2019 Act

2. (1) An application to the Court by the Tribunal under section 22(4) of the 2019 Act for an order requiring a person to comply with a direction of the Tribunal shall be brought by way of originating notice of motion, in which the person to whom the direction relates shall be named as respondent (in this rule, the “person affected”), grounded on an affidavit of a person duly authorised on behalf of the Tribunal, which shall set out the circumstances in which the direction was given and exhibit a copy of the direction, if in writing.

(2) Copies of the notice of motion, grounding affidavit and any exhibits shall be served on the person affected not later than four days before the return date.

(3) The person affected shall be at liberty to file a replying affidavit.

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3. (1) An application to the Court by the Tribunal under section 24 of the 2019 Act for directions relating to the performance of the functions of the Tribunal or for the approval of the Court of an act proposed to be done by the Tribunal for the purposes of such performance shall be brought by way of originating notice of motion, grounded on an affidavit of a person duly authorised on behalf of the Tribunal, which shall set out the directions or, as the case may be, approval, sought by the Tribunal and the reasons for the application.

(2) The Tribunal may, where it considers it appropriate or desirable to do so, name one or more parties to a claim or claims before the Tribunal as respondents to an application under section 24 of the 2019 Act. Where it does so, copies of the notice of motion, grounding affidavit and any exhibits shall be served on each such party not later than four days before the return date, but without limitation of the power of the Court to direct service on any other person.

(3) Each party to a Tribunal claim served as a respondent to an application under this rule shall be at liberty to file a replying affidavit.

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4. (1) An application to the Court by the Tribunal under section 28 of the 2019 Act for confirmation of a determination of the Tribunal shall be brought by way of originating notice of motion, in which each of the parties to the claim before the Tribunal (in this rule, the “Tribunal parties”) shall be named as respondents, grounded on an affidavit of a person duly authorised on behalf of the Tribunal, which shall:

(i) verify the making of the determination and exhibit the determination (if in writing);

(ii) verify that the conditions for the making of such an application set out in section 28(1)(a) and section 28(1)(b) of the 2019 Act are satisfied, and

(iii) exhibit copies certified by or on behalf of the Tribunal of the notice of acceptance and waiver in respect of the determination referred to in section 28(2) of the 2019 Act.

(2) Copies of the notice of motion, grounding affidavit and any exhibits shall be served on each of the Tribunal parties not later than four days before the return date.

(3) Any of the Tribunal parties who objects to confirmation of the determination shall be at liberty to file a replying affidavit setting out briefly the reasons for such objection.

(4) Where the Court is determining an application under section 28 of the 2019 Act, it may cause any proceedings pending in the Court in respect of a claim, the subject matter of which, in whole or in part, relates to the Tribunal claim which is the subject of the application concerned, to be listed before it for the purposes of considering the making of an order mentioned in section 28(4) of the 2019 Act.

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5. On the return date of an originating notice of motion under rule 2, 3 or 4 (or on any adjournment from such date), the Court shall give directions and make orders for the conduct of the proceedings on the application as appear convenient for the determination of the proceedings in a manner which is just, expeditious and likely to minimise the costs of those proceedings which, where appropriate, may include:

(i) any direction which may be given or order which may be made under Order 84B, rule 8, or

(ii) a direction for the production of any record of proceedings before the Tribunal relevant to the determination of the application.

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III. Appeals to the Court under the 2019 Act

6. (1) An appeal to the Court under section 27 of the 2019 Act shall be broughtby way of originating notice of motion (in this rule referred to as the “notice of appeal”), which need not be grounded on any affidavit, to which shall be appended:

(i) a copy certified by a person duly authorised in that behalf by the Tribunal of any determination (where in writing) of the Tribunal from which the appeal is brought;

(ii) a copy certified by a person duly authorised in that behalf by the Tribunal of any determination of the Tribunal under section 27(2)(a) of the 2019 Act extending the time for appeal, and

(iii) a copy of any notice of appeal lodged with or given to the Tribunal.

(2) Where the appeal includes a request referred to in section 27(6) of the 2019 Act, such request shall be included in the notice of appeal.

(3) The notice of appeal shall specify succinctly the grounds of appeal.

(4) The notice of appeal shall be assigned the earliest practicable return date.

(5) The notice of appeal shall be served on each other party to the claim before the Tribunal affected by the appeal.

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7. On the return date of a notice of appeal under rule 6 (or on any adjournment from such date), the Court shall give directions and make orders for the conduct of the proceedings on the appeal as appear convenient for the hearing and determination of the appeal in a timely and efficient manner.

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8. Unless such solicitor otherwise so confirms in writing, service of a notice of appeal or other notice or document in the appeal on the solicitor who has appeared for a party in the proceedings before the Tribunal shall begood and sufficient service.

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