Practice and Procedure in the Superior Courts, 3rd edition comprises the fully consolidated and updated text of the rules that govern procedure in the Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal, High Court and Central Criminal Court in Ireland. It is essential for any litigation lawyer whose practice is based in any or all of those courts. These rules are set out in SI 15/1986, which has been extensively amended over the past 27 years.
Each rule is accompanied by user-friendly commentaries and details of the reported and unreported decisions of the courts in both Ireland and Northern Ireland, practice directions and legislative references. Detailed appendices set out the relevant forms, deeds etc. that are regularly required in Superior Court proceedings.
All rules have been updated to incorporate the changes brought be six years of amending statutory instruments. Key pieces of legislation that have had an impact on this third edition include:
Defamation Act 2009;
Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009;
Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;
Personal Insolvency Act 2012.