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The Children (Allocation of Proceedings) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Transfer from a family proceedings court to the High Court or a county court

6.—(1) Notwithstanding Article 5 but subject to paragraph (2) and Article 7 a family proceedings court shall, upon application by a party or of its own motion, transfer to the High Court or county court proceedings of a kind mentioned in Article 3(1) where there are pending in such court any other proceedings which may affect or are connected with the child in respect of whom the proceedings are to be transferred and where it considers that it would be appropriate for the proceedings to be heard together.

(2) The court shall only transfer proceedings in accordance with paragraph (1) where, having had regard to the principle set out in Article 3(2) of the 1995 Order, it considers it in the interests of the child to do so.

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