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Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978

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2(1)In any statutory provision whether passed or made before, on or after the coming into operation of Part IV of this Act, for any reference or expression in the first column of the Table below there shall, in relation to Northern Ireland, be substituted the relevant reference or expression in the second column of the Table.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply where the context otherwise requires and in particular shall not apply in relation to a sentence imposed, or other things done, by a court before the coming into operation of Part IV of this Act or to any reference to records of any court.

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ReferenceSubstituted reference
1. Court of gaol delivery or of oyer and terminer.The Crown Court.
2. Court of assize, or assizes, where the context does not relate to civil jurisdiction.The Crown Court.
3. Court of assize, or assizes, where the context relates either to criminal or civil jurisdiction.The Crown Court or the High Court or, as the case may be, the High Court and not the Crown Court.
4. The county court where the context relates to the jurisdiction of that court to try persons on indictment.The Crown Court.
5. Judge, justice or commissioner of assize, or judge acting during assizes.The Crown Court or the High Court or both, according as the reference is to criminal jurisdiction or civil jurisdiction or to both.
6. County court judge or recorder where the context relates to the jurisdiction of the county court to try persons on indictment.The Crown Court.
7. Clerk of the Crown and peace where the context relates to the jurisdiction of the county court to try persons on indictment or to the criminal jurisdiction of courts of assize.The appropriate officer of the Crown Court.
8. Other officer in the county court service for Northern Ireland whose duties related exclusively to the criminal jurisdiction of courts of assize.The appropriate officer of the Crown Court.
9. Clerk of the court where the court is the Crown Court.The appropriate officer of the Crown Court.

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