How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask UKSolicitorJA Your Own Question
UKSolicitorJA, Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 4312
Experience:  English solicitor with over 12 years experience
Type Your Law Question Here...
UKSolicitorJA is online now

Im living in the Republic of Ireland now for 5 years, but

Resolved Question:

I'm living in the Republic of Ireland now for 5 years, but have been told I will be called as a witness to an insurance case running in Belfast in September. Can they compel me to attend now that I live in a different jurisdiction. I've given them a statement some time ago, was not a witness to the incident, and would prefer not to attend.

kiind regards

alan soutar
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.

No, you may not be compelled to do so against your wish but the Belfast court may put in a request to a local court in the Republic to take evidence from you under the Taking of Evidence Regulation which applies to all EU states except Denmark.

This guide may be of help:

Hope this is useful
UKSolicitorJA and other Law Specialists are ready to help you