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Courts Act 2003

Civil jurisdiction and procedure

Section 47: Jurisdiction to issue summons and deal with complaints

112.Section 47 amends sections 51 and 52 of the MCA 1980. This changes the civil jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts so that a complaint can be made to any justice of the peace. As with criminal proceedings, the justice may issue a summons directed to the person named in it to appear before a magistrates’ court named in the summons.

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