As and from 3rd February 2014 the new monetary jurisdictions will be as follows:
– the jurisdiction of the District Court in civil proceedings will increase from €6,384 to €15,000
– the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court in civil proceedings will increase from €38,092 to €75,000, except in personal injuries cases where a reduced increase of €60,000 is introduced.
We understand that the Minister intends to introduce new District Court Rules including:
– District Court Scale costs
– new Superior Court Rules
– new Fees Orders for all courts in January 2014
It is likely these changes too will be effective as and from 3rd February 2014.