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Does Ireland have jurisdiction over summons issued to

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does Ireland have jurisdiction over summons issued to someone in Guernsey, Channel Islands
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Could you please explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does an Irish District Court have jurisdiction to issue a court summons to someone who lives in Guernsey and if they did would it be valid
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Yes they do. As the Channel Islands are within the EU for the purposes of the single market etc as have obligations under the various Treaties, then anywhere in the EU can issue a summons.

So yes, it would be valid.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Which treaties cover servicing a summons outsides it Jurisdiction. Guernsey has Tax sharing, free movement of people and trade treaties under EU but no legal jurisdiction treaties that I can find.
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

It may take me some time to look at this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have you found any treaties that Ireland has jurisdiction to serve a court summons to me in Guernsey
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

I am still looking but not yet.