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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2013 No. 140

County Courts

The County Court (Amendment No.2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2013

Made

20th May 2013

Coming into operation

17th June 2013

The County Court Rules Committee makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 47 of the County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  These Rules may be cited as the County Court (Amendment No.2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2013 and shall come into operation on 17th June 2013.

Amendments to the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981(2).

2.  In Form 19, for “£30,000” substitute “£15,000”.

The undersigned members of the County Court Rules Committee certify these Rules and submit them to the Department of Justice.

David K. McFarland

Caroline E. Philpott

Dorcas Crawford

Brian J. Stewart

Barry Valentine

Dated 16th May 2013

In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 47(4) of the County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 and after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, I allow these Rules which shall come into operation on 17th June 2013.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Justice on 20th May 2013.

Legal seal

David Ford

Minister of Justice

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Rules)

These Rules amend Form 19 of the County Court Rules (Northern Ireland) 1981 (S.R. 1981 No. 225) to clarify that, where it exceeds £15,000, the value of the estate must be specified on the Form. The amendment corrects provision made in Rule 19 of the County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2013 which indicated the requirement applied to estates valued over £30,000.

(1)

S.I. 1980/397 (N.I.3) to which the most recent relevant amendment was made by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Devolution of Policing and Justice Functions) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010 No.976)

(2)

S.R. No.225 to which the most recent amendments were made by S.R. 2013 No.19