Suggested improvements in county court procedure
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Shaw, James J. 'Symposium on the Irish Court System - Suggested improvements in county court procedure'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XI Pt.LXXXIII 1902/1903, pp181-184
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"Under the present County Court jurisdiction and procedure, it is almost impossible to recover debts." These are the first words of a printed statement adopted by the joint Committees of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, and the Dublin Mercantile Association. They are sufficiently startling, and, if true, call for very drastic reforms in County Court Procedure. But when I find that about 50,000 decrees are obtained in Ireland every year, 5,500 out of the Belfast Recorder's Court alone, and that the vast majority of these are for shop and other debts, I think the statement that " it is almost impossible to recover debts," in the Irish County Courts must be regarded as very rash. My own experience is that there is not the slightest difficulty in recovering a just debt in the County Court if creditors avail themselves of the facilities that are offered them. The only difficulty that ever arises is from the delay of creditors in suing for their debts.
Description:Read Friday, 27th February, 1903
Author: Shaw, James J.
Other Titles:Symposium on the Irish Court System
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XI Part LXXXIII 1902/1903
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