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Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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43Provisions as to jurisdiction.N.I.

(1)References in this Act to the court shall be construed as references to the High Court so, however, that where, by virtue of any provision of this Act or of any enactment relating to the jurisdiction of the county court, the county court has jurisdiction under any section of this Act, references in that section to the court shall include references to the county court.

(2 )F1Without prejudice to the operation of sub-section (1) a county court shall have jurisdiction (including power to receive payment of moneys or securities into court) in all applications and proceedings under section thirty-seven or section thirty-eight [F2 where, at the date of the death of the deceased person, the property included in his net estate (that is to say, all property of which he had power to dispose by his will, otherwise than by virtue of a special power of appointment, less the amount of his funeral testamentary and administration expenses, debts and liabilities, including any capital transfer tax or estate duty payable out of his estate on his death) did not exceed[F3 £30,000]F3 in value] and in the case of applications or proceedings under section thirty-eight county court rules may provide that where the value of the estate or share to which the infant is entitled does not exceed[F3 £4,000]F3 the powers of the court under that section may be exercised, in accordance with such rules, by [F4 a circuit registrar].

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