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Courts Act 1971

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7(1)Any proceedings which had been begun in the City Court before the relevant date may be continued on and after that date in the county court, whether or not the proceedings could have been begun in a county court.

(2)Where, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, proceedings which would not otherwise be within the jurisdiction of a county court are continued in the county court.—

(a)the county court shall have the like jurisdiction in respect of the proceedings as if it were the City Court and as if section 42(1) of this Act had not been enacted; and

(b)notwithstanding the repeals effected by this Act, section 19(2) of the City of London (Courts) Act 1964 (procedure for non-county court cases) shall apply to the proceedings with the modification that for any reference in the enactment or rules referred to in that section to the City Court there shall be substituted a reference to the county court, and section 15 of the Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1938 (appeals from the City Court) shall apply accordingly.

(3)Notwithstanding anything in this Act, the provisions of any enactment or rule of law applicable immediately before the relevant date to any act, judgment or order of the City Court shall continue to apply thereto on and after the relevant date, but anything required on or after the relevant date to be done by or to the City Court or any officer thereof, under or by virtue of any such enactment or rule of law, shall be treated as validly done if done by or to the county court. '

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