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County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II HOLDING OF COUNTY COURTS

    1. 3.County courts to be held for divisions

    2. 4.Directions as to holding of courts

    3. 5.Courthouses

    4. 6.Appointment of days for holding of ordinary sittings

    5. 7.Additional and extraordinary sittings

    6. 8.Adjournments

    7. 9.Order of hearing

  4. PART III ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION

    1. General Jurisdiction

      1. 10.General civil jurisdiction

    2. Recovery of Legacies, Annuities, etc.

      1. 11.Recovery of legacies, annuities, etc.

    3. Actions for Recovery of, or involving title to, Land

      1. 12.Actions for recovery of, or involving title to, land

    4. Injunctions

      1. 13.Jurisdiction as respects injunctions

    5. Equity Jurisdiction

      1. 14.Jurisdiction in equity matters

    6. Probate Jurisdiction

      1. 15.Jurisdiction in contentious probate matters

      2. 16.Power to grant limited administration

      3. 17.Representatives to lodge accounts if required

    7. Funds in Court

      1. 18.Lodgment in court of legacies, etc., of infants and absentees

      2. 19.Payment into court under Trustee Act

      3. 20.Payment into court in administration suits, etc.

      4. 21.Transfer to county court of money recovered in High Court by infants, etc.

    8. Power to increase Jurisdiction

      1. 22.Power to increase civil jurisdiction of county courts

    9. Jurisdiction by Agreement in, and Transfer of, Civil Proceedings

      1. 23.Agreement conferring original civil jurisdiction

      2. 24.Procedure in proceedings beyond jurisdiction commenced in county court

      3. 25.Transfer from one county court to another

      4. 26.Actions transferred from courts of summary jurisdiction

    10. Remittal and Removal

      1. 27.Saving for powers of remittal and removal

  5. PART IV APPEALS AND APPLICATIONS TO COUNTY COURTS

    1. 28.Appeals and applications to county courts

  6. PART V SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS RESPECTING JURISDICTION OF COUNTY COURTS

    1. (i) EXERCISE OF JURISDICTION OF COUNTY COURTS

      1. 29.Exercise of jurisdiction of county court

    2. (ii) PROVISIONS SUPPLEMENTAL TO CIVIL JURISDICTION

      1. Exercise of Civil Jurisdiction

        1. 30.Civil jurisdiction exercisable by circuit registrars

        2. 31.Arbitration

        3. 32.Reference to officer

        4. 33.Assessors

      2. Extent of Powers of County Court

        1. 34.County court to have powers of High Court

        2. 35.Power of High Court to grant injunctions

      3. Institution of Civil Proceedings

        1. 36.Division of causes of action

        2. 37.No action on judgment of other courts

      4. Parties

        1. 38.Civil proceedings by and against the Crown

        2. 39.Capacity of parties

        3. 40.Third and subsequent parties

      5. Process

        1. 41.Service of process

        2. 42.Offences in relation to civil process

      6. Discovery and related procedures

        1. 42A.Powers of court exercisable before commencement of action

        2. 42B.Power of court to order disclosure of documents, inspection of property etc. in proceedings for personal injuries or death

        3. 42C.Provisions supplementary to Articles 42A and 42B

      7. Witnesses

        1. 43.Subpoenas and commissions for examination of witnesses

        2. 44.Evidence of prisoners

      8. Decrees

        1. 45.Decrees

        2. 45A.Interest on debts and damages

    3. (iii) PROVISIONS SUPPLEMENTAL TO BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JURISDICTION

      1. Practice and Procedure

        1. 46.County court rules committee

        2. 47.Making of county court rules

        3. 48.Powers of Rules Committee

        4. 49.Application of High Court practice

        5. 50.Right of audience

        6. 51.Powers as respects solicitors

        7. Art. 52 rep. by SR 1982/192

        8. 53.Interpreters and shorthand-writers

      2. Contempt of Court, etc.

        1. 54.Refusal to appear, be sworn or give evidence

        2. 55.Contempt of court

      3. Miscellaneous

        1. 56.Affidavits

        2. 57.Evidence of records

        3. 58.Information to be furnished to Lord Chancellor

        4. 59.County court seal

  7. PART VI APPEALS FROM AND CASES STATED BY COUNTY COURTS

    1. Appeals

      1. 60.Ordinary appeals from the county court in civil cases

      2. 61.Cases stated by county court judge

      3. 61A.Appeals from decisions under Part I of Arbitration Act 1996

      4. 62.Cases stated by High Court on appeal from county court

    2. Supplemental provisions

      1. 63.Special provisions as to cases stated under Article 61 on appeal from magistrates' court

      2. 64.Powers of appellate court

      3. 65.Single mode of appeal in all cases

      4. 66.Practice and procedure

  8. PART VII FINANCIAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. 67.Financial provisions

    2. 68.Amendments

    3. 69.Transitional provisions and repeals

      1. Schedule 1—Amendments

    1. SCHEDULE 2

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. 1.All rules and orders regulating proceedings in county courts made,...

      2. 2.Where any statutory provision passed or made before 1st April...

      3. Para. 3 spent

      4. 4.As from such date as may be specified for the...

      5. 5.Nothing in this Schedule prejudices the operation of sections 28...

      1. Schedule 3‐Repeals

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