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Presumption of Death Act 2013

Section 10 Attorney General

43.Section 10 gives the court power, on application by one of the parties to the proceedings or of its own motion, to send papers relating to an application for a declaration under section 1 or a variation order under section 5 to the Attorney General (subsections (1) and (2)). Subsection (3) allows the court to make an order as to payment of the Attorney General’s costs in connection with such applications by parties to the proceedings.

44.The term “party to proceedings” is defined in section 20(2) to include a person intervening under section 11.

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