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Administration of Justice Act 1982

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34Transfers from High Court to county court

(1)The following section shall be substituted for section 139 of the County Courts Act 1959— Enforcement in county court of judgments and orders of High Court.

139A judgment or order of the High Court for the payment of money to a person, and any judgment, order, decree or award (however called) of any court or arbitrator (including any foreign court or foreign arbitrator) being a judgment, order, decree or award for the payment of money to a person which is or has become enforceable (whether wholly or to a limited extent) as if it were a judgment or order of the High Court shall be enforceable in the county court as if it were a judgment of that court..

(2)In section 148 of that Act (administration orders)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)the words " in a county court" shall cease to have effect; and

(ii)for the words "that court" there shall be substituted the words

a county court; and

(b)subsection (2) shall cease to have effect.

(3)In section 1(2)(c) of the Charging Orders Act 1979 (by virtue of which certain High Court orders for an amount exceeding £5,000 must be enforced in the High Court) after the words " High Court" in the second place where they occur, there shall be inserted the words

or a county court.

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