There are different types of Civil Bill - your legal representatives will prepare the type of Civil Bill that is appropriate to the nature of the case that you are bringing. For example, if the case relates to personal injuries sustained in a road traffic accident, the appropriate Civil Bill is an "Ordinary Civil Bill". However, if your case relates to removing someone from your premises, the appropriate Civil Bill is an "Ejectment Civil Bill".
After the Civil Bill has been prepared by the barrister, your solicitor will take it to the Circuit Court Office to be "issued" - this involves paying the stamp duty. After the stamp duty has been paid, the Civil Bill is stamped and it is ready to be served on the Defendant.
There are a different ways to serve the Civil Bill:
After serving the Civil Bill on the Defendant, you must "enter" the Civil Bill. This means that your solicitor will lodge the original stamped Civil Bill at the Circuit Court Office.
The Civil Bill must contain the following information:
The stamp duty that must be paid when a Civil Bill is issued is €130.
Your solicitor and barrister will also charge fees for their services.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.