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143 Jurisdiction of county court in Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

Without prejudice to any provision which may be made by rules of court made in relation to county courts in Northern Ireland such rules may provide—

(a)that any action or application such as is mentioned in section 141(4) which is brought against the debtor or hirer in the county court may be brought in the county court for the division in which the debtor or hirer resided or carried on business at the date on which he last made a payment under the regulated agreement;

(b)that an application by a debtor or hirer or any surety under section 129(1)(b) [F1or (ba)], 132(1)F2. . . or 142(1)(b) which is brought in the county court may be brought in the county court for the division in which the debtor, or, as the case may be, the hirer or surety resides or carries on business;

(c)for service of process on persons outside Northern Ireland.

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F1Words in s. 143(b) inserted (1.10.2008) by Consumer Credit Act 2006 (c. 14), ss. {16(3)}, 71(2); S.I. 2007/3300, art. 3(3), Sch. 3

144 Appeal from county court in Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

Any person dissatisfied—

(a)with an order, whether adverse to him or in his favour, made by a county court in Northern Ireland in the exercise of any jurisdiction conferred by this Act, or

(b)with the dismissal or refusal by such a county court of any action or application instituted by him under the provisions of this Act,

shall be entitled to appeal from the order or from the dismissal or refusal as if the order, dismissal or refusal had been made in exercise of the jurisdiction conferred by Part III of the County Courts [F3Northern Ireland) Order 1980 and the appeal brought under Part VI of that Order and Articles 61 and 62 of that Order shall apply accordingly].

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