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Juvenile Courts and Assessors for County Courts (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 302

JUDICATURE, NORTHERN IRELAND

JUVENILE COURTS

Juvenile Courts and Assessors for County Courts (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

18th July 1996

To be laid before Parliament

Coming into operation

4th November 1996

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 63 of and Schedule 2 to the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968(1) hereby makes the following regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Juvenile Courts and Assessors for County Courts (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 4th November 1996.

Juvenile Courts Jurisdiction

2.  For Regulation 3 of the Juvenile Courts and Assessors for County Courts Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(2) there shall be substituted the following Regulation—

3.(1) A juvenile court shall be constituted for each petty sessions district in Northern Ireland and, subject to paragraph (2), shall have jurisdiction in the petty sessions district for which it is constituted.

(2) Where a juvenile court is sitting for the purpose of exercising any jurisdiction conferred by or under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 it shall have jurisdiction throughout the county court division in which it is situated..

Mackay of Clashfern, C.

Dated 18th July 1996.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Juvenile Courts and Assessors for County Courts Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 to substitute a new regulation 3. The new regulation makes provision in relation to the jurisdiction of juvenile courts and makes different provision where a juvenile court is sitting for the purpose of exercising any jurisdiction conferred by or under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.

(1)

1968 c. 34 (N.I.) as amended by 1978 c. 23; section 122(1) and Schedule 5

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