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The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Existing guardians to be guardians under this Order

27.—(1) Any appointment of a person as guardian for a child which—

(a)was made—

(i)under section 3 or 6 of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1886(1);

(ii)under section 12 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885(2);

(iii)section 6 of the Tenures Abolition Act (Ireland) 1662(3); or

(iv)under the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction with respect to children; and

(b)has taken effect before the commencement of Part XV,

shall (subject to sub-paragraph (2)) be deemed, after the commencement of that Part, to be an appointment made and having effect under Article 159 or 160 as the case may be.

(2) Where an appointment of a person as guardian of a child has effect under that Part by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(a)(ii), the appointment shall not have effect for a period which is longer than any period directed by the court.

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