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Prize Courts (Procedure) Act 1914

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1Procedure in prize courts.

(1)As from the date when rules under an Order in Council made after the passing of this Act in pursuance of section three of the Prize Courts Act, 1894, regulating the procedure and practice in prize courts, come into operation, such of the provisions of the Naval Prize Act, 1864, as are specified in the Schedule to this Act (being enactments relating to the practice and procedure in prize courts) shall be repealed :

Provided that nothing in such repeal shall have the effect of extending section sixteen of that Act to ships of war taken as prize, and accordingly that section shall have effect as if the following words were inserted therein :—

Nothing in this section shall apply to ships of war taken as prize.

(2)Any cause or proceeding commenced in any prize court before such rules as aforesaid come into operation as respects that court may, as the court directs, be either—

(a)recommenced and proceeded with in accordance with the said rules ; or

(b)continued in accordance with the said rules subject to such adaptations as the court may deem necessary to make them applicable to the case ; or

(c)continued to the determination thereof in accordance with the procedure applicable to the case at the commencement of the cause or proceeding.

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