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Magistrates' Courts (Domestic Proceedings) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These rules may be cited as the Magistrates' Courts (Domestic Proceedings) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 4th November 1996.

(2) In these rules—

(a)“the Order” means the Domestic Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 and any reference to an Article by number is a reference to that Article as numbered in the Order;

(b)“the Order Book” means the Order Book kept under Rule 19 of the Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984(1);

(c)any reference to a form is a reference to a form in Schedule 1 and includes a reference to a form to the same effect with such variations as the circumstances may require.

(3) The Magistrates' Courts Rules (Northern Ireland) 1984 shall have effect subject to the provisions of these Rules.

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