Courts Act 2003

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210(1)Amend section 59B(5) (interpretation of provisions relating to penalty for failing to comply with maintenance order) as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)For the definition of “the relevant court” substitute—

the relevant court”, in relation to an order, means—

(a)in a case where payments under the order are required to be made to or through the designated officer for a magistrates' court, that magistrates' court;

(b)in a case where such payments are required to be made by any method of payment falling within section 59(6) and the order was made by a magistrates' court, that magistrates' court; and

(c)in a case where such payments are required to be made by any method of payment falling within section 59(6) and the order was not made by a magistrates' court, the magistrates' court in which the order is registered;.

(3)In the definition of “relevant justice”, for “for the petty sessions area for” substitute “ acting in the local justice area in ”.