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The Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2016

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3.  The principal Rules are amended as follows—

(1) In rule 2(1) in the definition of “chief clerk”, omit “means the chief clerk of the Court at the place where a person is to be tried and”.

(2) In rule 47A(6)—

(a)for the definition of “county court division”, substitute ““division” means an administrative court division specified under section 2(2)(a) of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 for all purposes of a county court or, if different administrative court divisions are specified for different purposes of a county court, an administrative court division specified under section 2(2)(c) of that Act for the residual purposes of the court”; and

(b)in the definition of “Juries Officer”, omit “county court”.

(3) In rule 54(2)(a), omit “of the county court division in which the material the subject of the order is situated”.

(4) In rule 74—

  • for the definition of “the chief clerk” substitute ““the chief clerk” includes such other civil servant in the Department of Justice as may be authorised to act on his behalf for the purpose in question; and”; and

(a)omit the definition of “county court division”;

(5) In rule 100(1)(a), omit “for the county court division in which the material which is the subject of the production order is situated”.

(6) In rule 101(a), omit “for the county court division in which the applicant resides”.

(7) In rule 102(2)(a), omit “for the county court division in which the applicant resides or has its principal place of business in Northern Ireland”.

(8) In rule 103(1), omit “for the county court division of Belfast”.

(9) In rule 105(1), in the definition of “chief clerk”, omit “means the chief clerk for the county court division in which the property was seized and”.

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