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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2012 No. 272

Court Of Judicature, Northern Ireland

Procedure

The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2012

Made

4th July 2012

Coming into operation

1st August 2012

The Northern Ireland Court of Judicature Rules Committee(1) makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 55 and 55A of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978(2).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Rules may be cited as the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2012 and come into operation on 1st August 2012.

Amendments to the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) 1980(3)

2.  In Order 79, in rule 11, after “Where a person has been released on bail” insert “, including bail under section 91 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011,”.

Declan Morgan

John Gillen

W R B Stephens

F P Girvan

Dated 2nd July 2012

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 55A (3) of the Judicature Act 1978, I allow these Rules.

Signed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 4th July 2012

Legal seal

David Ford

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Rules)

These Rules amend the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) 1980 [S.R. 1980 No. 346] to take account of section 91 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 which provides the magistrates’ courts with the power to grant bail on compassionate grounds.

(1)

The Northern Ireland Supreme Court Rules Committee was renamed the Northern Ireland Court of Judicature Rules Committee in accordance with section 59(3) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c.4).

(2)

1978 C.23; to which the most recent relevant amendments were made by paragraphs 29 and 30 of Schedule 5 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c.4).

(3)

SR. 1980 No. 346; The Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) 1980 were re-named in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 11 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c.4). The most recent relevant amendments were made by S.R 1984 No.354.

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