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

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4.  In Order 52 of the principal rules, after rule 26 insert—

PART IXEXTRADITION ACT 2003

Interpretation

27.  In this Part—

(a)the Act” means the Extradition Act 2003(1);

(b)a section referred to by number means the section so numbered in the Act; and

(c)expressions which are defined in the Act have the same meaning in this Part as they have in the Act.

Application for live link direction

28.(1) An application for a live link direction under section 206A of the Act shall be made by giving notice in Form 400.

(2) An application under paragraph (1) shall be made not less than 7 days before the day fixed for the hearing to which the application relates.

(3) The applicant shall serve a copy of the notice under paragraph (1) on—

(a)the chief clerk, and

(b)every other party to the proceedings.

(4) Any party who wishes to oppose the application shall, within 3 days of the date that the notice under paragraph (1) was served on him, notify the applicant and the chief clerk, in writing, of the grounds for the objection.

(5) Except where an objection is received in accordance with paragraph (4), the court may—

(a)determine the application in favour of the applicant without a hearing; or

(b)direct a hearing.

(6) Where a party to the proceedings notifies the chief clerk in accordance with paragraph (4) of his opposition to the application, the chief clerk shall fix a date for the hearing of the application.

(7) Where a hearing is to take place in accordance with paragraphs (5) or (6), the chief clerk shall notify each party to the proceedings of the time and place of hearing.

(8) A party notified in accordance with paragraph (7) may be present at the hearing and may make representations in respect of the application.

(9) The chief clerk shall, as soon as reasonably practicable after the determination of an application under paragraph (1), notify all the parties of the decision in Form 401.

(10) The court may if it considers it is in the interest of justice to do so, allow an application required under this rule to be given in a different form, or orally.

Application for rescission of a direction

29.(1) An application under section 206B of the Act to rescind a live link shall be made in writing and shall give reasons why the direction should be rescinded.

(2) An application under paragraph (1) shall be served on the chief clerk and on each party to the proceedings as soon as reasonably practicable.

(3) Paragraphs (4) to (10) of rule 28 shall apply to an application to rescind a live link direction as they apply to an application for a live link direction..

(1)

2003 c.41 to which the most recent relevant amendments were made by section 78 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c.26)

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