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Contempt of Court Act 1981

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12Proceedings other than criminal proceedings and appellate proceedings are active from the time when arrangements for the hearing are made or, if no such arrangements are previously made, from the tune the hearing begins, until the proceedings are disposed of or discontinued or withdrawn ; and for the purposes of this paragraph any motion or application made in or for the purposes of any proceedings, and any pre-trial review in the county court, is to be treated as a distinct proceeding.

13In England and Wales or Northern Ireland arrangements for the hearing of proceedings to which paragraph 12 applies are made within the meaning of that paragraph—

(a)in the case of proceedings in the High Court for which provision is made by rules of court for setting down for trial, when the case is set down ;

(b)in the case of any proceedings, when a date for the trial or hearing is fixed.

14In Scotland arrangements for the hearing of proceedings to which paragraph 12 applies are made within the meaning of that paragraph—

(a)in the case of an ordinary action in the Court of Session or in the sheriff court, when the Record is closed ;

(b)in the case of a motion or application, when it is enrolled or made;

(c)in any other case, when the date for a hearing is fixed or a hearing is allowed.

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