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Magistrates' Courts (Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Application for leave to commence proceedings

3.—(1) Where the leave of the court is required to bring any relevant proceedings, the person seeking leave shall file—

(a)an application for leave in Form C2; and

(b)a draft of the application in respect of which leave is sought in the appropriate form in Schedule 1 or where there is no such form, in writing, together with sufficient copies for one to be served on each respondent; and

(c)A draft summons in Form C1A.

(2) On considering a request for leave filed under paragraph (1), the court shall—

(a)grant the request whereupon the clerk of petty sessions shall issue a summons in Form C1A; or

(b)fix a date for a hearing of the request whereupon the clerk of petty sessions shall give such notice as the court directs to the person making the request and to such other persons as the court requires to be notified of the date so fixed.

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