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The Family Homes and Domestic Violence (Allocation of Proceedings) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Transfer from court of summary jurisdiction to county court

7.—(1) A court of summary jurisdiction shall, in application or of its own motion transfer proceedings under the 1998 Order to a county court where it considers that it would be appropriate for those proceedings to be heard together with other family proceedings which are pending on that court.

(2) A court of summary jurisdiction shall, on application or of its own motion, transfer proceedings under the 1998 Order to a family care centre where—

(a)it considers that those proceedings are exceptionally complex or involve—

(i)a conflict with the law of another jurisdiction;

(ii)some novel and difficult point of law; or

(iii)some question of general public interest;

(b)a child under the age of eighteen is the respondent to the application or wishes to become a party to the proceedings; or

(c)a party to the proceedings is a person who, by reason of mental disorder within the meaning of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(1), is incapable of managing and administering his property and affairs.

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