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Courts Act 1971

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5(1)Subject to any provision made by rules of court, and to sub-paragraph (2) below—

(a)any civil proceedings which had been begun in a court of assize before the appointed day may be continued on and after the appointed day in the High Court as if they had been begun in the High Court and not assigned to a court of assize, and

(b)any act, judgment or order in civil proceedings in a court of assize shall be treated as having been done in accordance with the rules applicable to proceedings in the High Court, other than in a court of assize.

(2)Any civil proceedings in a court of assize the hearing of which has begun but is not completed before the appointed day shall be continued and disposed of as if this Act had not passed.

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