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The Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.4.—(1) Unless the court otherwise directs, every petition shall contain the information required by Appendix 2.

(2) A petitioner who, in reliance on section 7 or 8 of the Civil Evidence Act (Northern Ireland) 1971(1), intends to adduce evidence that a person—

(a)was convicted of an offence by or before a court in the United Kingdom or by a court-martial there or elsewhere, or

(b)was found guilty of adultery in matrimonial proceedings or was found or adjudged to be the father of a child in relevant proceedings before a court in the United Kingdom,

must include in his petition a statement of his intention with particulars of—

(i)the conviction, finding or adjudication and the date thereof,

(ii)the court or court-martial which made the conviction, finding or adjudication and, in the case of a finding or adjudication the proceedings in which it was made, and

(iii)the issue in the proceedings to which the conviction, finding or adjudication is relevant.

(3) In this rule “matrimonial proceedings” and “relevant proceedings” have the same meaning as in section 8(5) of the Civil Evidence Act (Northern Ireland) 1971.

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