Civil Procedure in the Circuit Court, 3rd Edition by Karl Dowling and Susan Martin

Author: Karl Dowling
Author: Susan Martin
Publisher: Round Hall
Publication Date: 30/09/2018
ISBN: 9780414067257
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Circuit Court you need to make sure you know the correct practice and procedure at any given moment. This brand new edition of Civil Procedure in the Circuit Court provides the practitioner with a comprehensive and definitive analysis of civil practice and procedure in this Court. It is an extensive commentary of the Circuit Court Rules, referring to reported and unreported decisions of the courts, legislation and practice directions.

Key Features:

  • An easy-to-understand reference that provides you with invaluable analysis and interpretation
  • Up to date and including all important case law and legislation.
  • A step-by-step guide to civil practice in the Circuit Court.
  • Gives you an extensive analysis of the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.
  • Helps you fully understand the role of the County Registrar.
  • Includes in-depth analysis of the day-to-day activities dealt with by the Circuit Court, including; Intoxicating Liquor Licenses, Probate Actions, Landlord & Tenant, Planning, Employment and Family Law Proceedings.
  • Saves you time as for the first time you have concise interpretation of the Rules applicable in the Circuit Court.
  • Gives you confidence in Court as you can be sure of the exact practice and procedure.
  • Helps you avoid making mistakes that can be costly and time-wasting.
  • Frees up your time so that you can spend more time with your client and on the critical facts of the case.
  • Handy format that is ideal to bring to Court with you, making sure you always have the civil practice and procedure information at your fingertips.

This new edition also features a Debt Collection Chapter, revised rules on Family Law, revised rules on Employment Law and updated rules on Landlord and Tenant. It comprehensively covers the 2017 changes to the probate jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.

About the Authors


Karl Dowling

Junior Counsel with a specialist practice in Chancery, Wills, Succession Law, Probate Litigation, Trusts, Charities and Cross-Border Estates.

Has advised the Attorney General's Office on issues of Charities, Trusts, Estates, State Property and Legislation, including the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 and the Health (Amendment) Bill 2013.

Past committee member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Ireland and coordinator of the Law Society's Certificate & Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning.

Widely lectured on various probate issues to the Law Society, STEP Annual Conference 2014 & 2016, Central Law Training and a number of Solicitors' Bar Associations.

Written extensively for Thomson Reuters and is the author of the Irish Probate Practitioners' Handbook, Succession Law Nutshell, Probate Pocketbook, Civil Procedure in the Circuit Court, Civil Procedure in the District Court and is the Editor of the Probate Law Journal.

Prior to being called to the Irish Bar in 2006, and having studied at the King's Inns, was head of Chancery in Pearts Solicitors with responsibility for managing applications to the Probate Office.

Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple.

Susan Martin

Susan Martin qualified as a Solicitor in 2002 having obtained a BCL from University College Cork in 1998 and as a Notary Public in 2018.

Holds a Diploma in Professional Regulation Law from University College Dublin and has completed the Certificate in Adjudication at the Law Society of Ireland.

Since 2013 has been a Council Member of Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and has written for their publication, The Parchment. Susan is now the Programmes Director of the Bar Association.

Currently a member of the DSBA Litigation Committee and the Curriculum Development Unit of the Law Society of Ireland.

She is a qualified Lexcel Consultant (the legal standards authority for Law Society of England and Wales) and is a trained lead auditor for the ISO9001 standard. She is a Commandant in the Army Reserve currently serving with the Military Police in Dublin and for a time served in the Legal Services Branch.