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Administration of Justice Act 1982

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5(1)The following section shall be inserted after section 52 of the County Courts Act 1959— Jurisdiction under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

52A(1)A county court shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any application for an order under section 2 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (including any application for permission to apply for such an order and any application made, in the proceedings on an application for an order under the said section 2, for an order under any other provision of that Act) where it is shown to the satisfaction of the court that the value at the date of the death of the deceased of all property included in his net estate for the purposes of that Act by virtue of paragraph (a) of the definition of " net estate" in section 25(1) of that Act does not exceed the county court limit

(2)In the preceding subsection " the county court limit" means the county court limit for the time being specified by an Order in Council under section 192 of the County Courts Act 1959 as the county court limit for the purposes of that subsection.

(2)In section 53(2) of that Act (jurisdiction by agreement) for the words " the last foregoing section " there shall be substituted the words

either of the two foregoing sections.

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