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Administration of Justice Act 1977

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Legal aid, advice and assistance

    2. 2.Determination of expenses etc.

    3. 3.Enforcement of maintenance orders

    4. 4.Obligations, awards and judgments expressed in foreign currency

    5. 5.Appeals etc. from courts-martial

    6. 6.Temporary additional judges for Employment Appeal Tribunal

    7. 7.Extent of powers of receivers and managers in respect of companies

    8. 8.Oaths and affirmations

  3. Part II England and Wales

    1. Supreme Court

      1. 9.Appeals

      2. 10.Appointment to office

      3. 11.Funds in court

    2. Circuit judges and county courts

      1. 12.Alteration of qualifications for appointment as Circuit judge

      2. 13.Sittings of county courts

      3. 14.Injunctions and declarations in county courts

      4. 15.Limits on Admiralty and probate jurisdiction of county courts

      5. 16.Right of audience in county courts

      6. 17.County court jurisdiction in respect of arbitrations

      7. 18.Register of county court judgments

      8. 19.County court registrars

      9. 20.Proof of service of process

    3. Magistrates' courts

      1. 21.Persons to preside at meetings of justices

    4. Other provisions about courts

      1. 22.Membership of Rule Committees

      2. 23.Jurisdiction of ancient courts

    5. Land Registration

      1. 24.Rectification of the register

      2. 25.Inspection and copying of registers and documents in custody of Land Registry in connection with criminal proceedings etc.

      3. 26.Alteration of methods of protecting mortgages of registered land

    6. Estates of deceased persons

      1. 27.Proceedings against estates

      2. 28.Distribution of estate of intestate leaving surviving spouse

  4. Part III Other Provisions

    1. Scotland

      1. 29.Admission of written statements and reports

    2. Northern Ireland

      1. 30.Increase in limits on jurisdiction under s. 68 of Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871

    3. Supplementary

      1. 31.Financial provision

      2. 32.Citation etc.

  5. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance

      1. Part I England and Wales

        1. 1.Section 9(3) of the Legal Aid Act 1974 (recalculation of...

        2. 2.The following section shall be substituted for section 12 of...

        3. 3.In section 30(11) of that Act, for the words "section...

      2. Part II Scotland

        1. 4.In section 6 of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1967...

    2. Schedule 2

      Amendments of Enactments Relating to Determination of Expenses Etc

      1. Part I England and Wales

        1. Coroners Act 1887

          1. 1.In section 25A(1) of the Coroners Act 1887 (jurors' expenses),...

        2. Welsh Courts Act 1942

          1. 2.The following subsections shall be substituted for section 3(1) of...

        3. Coroners Act 1954

          1. 3.In section 1(1) of the Coroners Act 1954 for the...

        4. Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1973

          1. 4.In section 17 of the Costs in Criminal Cases Act...

        5. Administration of Justice Act 1973

          1. 5.In paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 to the Administration of...

        6. Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973

          1. 6.In paragraph 13(1) of Schedule 3 to the Powers of...

        7. Juries Act 1974

          1. 7.In section 19 of the Juries Act 1974 (payment for...

      2. Part II Scotland

        1. Juries Act 1949

          1. 8.In section 24(1) of the Juries Act 1949 (payment in...

        2. District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975

          1. 9.In section 17 of the District Courts (Scotland) Act 1975—...

      3. Part III United Kingdom

        1. Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943

          1. 10.The following paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph 7 of...

          2. 11.In its application to Scotland paragraph 10 above shall have...

          3. 12.In its application to Northern Ireland, paragraph 10 above shall...

    3. Schedule 3

      Maintenance Orders

      1. Registration etc. of maintenance orders in England and Wales

        1. 1.The following subsections shall be substituted for subsection (2) of...

        2. 2.The following subsection shall be inserted after subsection (6) of...

        3. 3.After subsection (6) of section 4 of the said Act...

        4. 4.In section 5 of the said Act of 1958 (cancellation...

        5. 5.The following subsections shall be substituted for section 23(2) of...

        6. 6.The following subsection shall be inserted after section 18(3) of...

        7. 7.In section 21(2) of the said Act of 1950 (evidence...

        8. 8.The following section shall be substituted for section 23 of...

        9. 9.In section 24 of the said Act of 1950 (cancellation...

        10. 10.Maintenance orders made by the Court of Session or the...

      2. Service of process

        1. 11.In section 15 of the Maintenance Orders Act 1950 (service...

      3. Enforcement of payment of capital sums in Scottish divorce actions

        1. 12.In section 16 of that Act (which provides for the...

    4. Schedule 4

      Curtailment of Jurisdiction of Certain Ancient Courts

      1. Part I Descriptions of Courts

      2. Part II Specific Courts

      3. Part III Business Customary for Certain Courts

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals

      1. Part I Judgments etc in Foreign Currency

      2. Part II Determination of Expenses etc.

      3. Part III Oaths and Affirmations

      4. Part IV Appeals

      5. Part V Ancient Courts

      6. Part VI Miscellaneous

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