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Section 28 (8)

Choose the court in which the Plaintiff is bringing the claim.

Solicitors for the Plaintiff should take note that the Act provides that a legal aid certificate should always be granted in the lowest Court having jurisdiction:

District Court: claims less than €15,000

Circuit Court: claims between €15,000 - €75,000 (- €60,000 in personal injuries) and market value of land is less than €3 million

High Court: Claims greater than the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court.

Where a claim can be potentially brought in either the High Court or Circuit Court, the claim should be brought in the Circuit Court.