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The County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2010

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3.  In Order 50A of the principal Rules—

(a)in the heading for “30” substitute “54” and for “1990” substitute “2008”;

(b)for rule 1(1) substitute—

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1.(1) In this Order unless the context otherwise requires—

“the 1990 Act” means the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990(1) and expressions which are defined in the 1990 Act have the same meaning as in that Act;

“the 2008 Act” means the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008(2) and expressions which are defined in the 2008 Act have the same meaning as in that Act;

“the 1987 Order” means the Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987(3) and expressions which are defined in the 1987 Order have the same meaning as in that Order;

“chief clerk” means the chief clerk for the county court division in which the application is being made;

“the birth mother” means the woman who carried the child;

“the other parent” means any person, other than the birth mother, who is a parent of the child but is not one of the petitioners and includes any man who is the father by virtue of section 35 of the 2008 Act or any woman who is a parent by virtue of section 42 or 43 of the 2008 Act;

“the birth parents” means the birth mother and the other parent.

(c)in rule 2(2) for “husband and wife” substitute “the persons who may apply for a parental order pursuant to section 54 of the 2008 Act”;

(d)in rule 4(1)(a) for “section 30(1) to (7) of the 1990 Act” substitute “section 54(1) to (8) of the 2008 Act”.

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