District Court

Walsh and Partners Solicitors appear regularly in the District Court for proceedings in Cork, Mallow, Macroom and Midleton and welcome contact from both claimants and defendants in the Muster region.


District Court Solicitor, Cork, Ireland

Whilst it is possible for both the claimant and defendant to represent themselves in the District Court, we would highly recommend that you employ the services of an experienced solicitor. District Court proceedings can be complex and at times quite technical, so those without legal representation can find themselves at a huge disadvantage when proceedings begin.

The District Court will deal with all criminal matters initially prior to them being referred to a higher court (if necessary). Therefore, you will find that the jurisdiction of the District Court is quite expansive in terms of the offences and claims it can deal with. Should you require representation in any of the following areas, the team here at Walsh and Partners would be happy to provide you with expert legal representation (please note that only claims of under €15,000 can be dealt with by the District Court):

  • Breach of contract.
  • Debt collection.
  • Property damage.
  • Minor injury claims.
  • Negligence
  • Licensing matters.
  • Eviction proceedings.
  • Family law cases.
  • Criminal cases.
  • Public order offences.

For claims under the amount of €2,000, you can bring your claim before the Small Claims Registrar. The District Court deals with cases over €2,000 and below €15,000.


District Court Lawyer, Cork, Ireland

Should you need to make a claim through the District Court, the team here at Walsh and Partners Solicitors will ensure that your claim is filed within the correct court district. This district can depend on a number of factors:

1. If you are making a claim for an injury you have suffered, the appropriate District Court will be determined based on when you sustained the injury and in what jurisdiction the injury occurred.

2. When you are making a claim that is related to a property, land or dwelling, the area in which the property is located will determine the District Court.

3. For contract disputes, the jurisdiction in which the contract was written is where the District Court will hear your case.


Prior to filing a claim in the District Court, the following procedures should be followed. The team here at Walsh and Partners can look after this process on your behalf, ensuring that you are represented in the best way possible at all times.

1. A letter of demand is sent to the defendant.
2. Where no response is received within 7 days, a claim noticed is then issued and served.

Once the above two steps have been concluded, the District Court procedure is then set in action. The defendant may respond and file a defence or in some rarer cases they may decline to respond and a default judgement may be obtained through the District Court.


District Court Representation, Cork, Ireland

Whether you require representation as a claimant or a defendant, the team here at Walsh and Partners Solicitors will be happy to assist with your case. Please get in touch with us to talk through the intricacies of your case and discuss the options that may be available to you. You can reach us by phone, email or via the contact form right here on the website.

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