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(1) . . . F1 the Court of the Vice-Warden of the Stannaries shall cease to exist . . . F1 and . . . F1 all jurisdiction and powers of the said court and its officers shall . . . . F1 be transferred to and vested in such of the county courts as the Lord Chancellor may[F2 , after consulting the Lord Chief Justice, ] by order direct, F3...
[F4(1A)The jurisdiction and powers transferred and vested under subsection (1), so far as immediately before the coming into force of this subsection they are vested in any of the county courts held under section 1 of the County Courts Act 1984, become jurisdiction and powers of the county court to be exercised subject to and in accordance with rules of court.]
(2)Provision may be made by order of the Lord Chancellor—
(a)for determining by, to, or before what officer, or in what office, may be done anything required to be done by, to, or before any officer or in any office of the said court of the Vice-Warden;
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(c)for determining the place of sitting for the exercise of any jurisdiction transferred by this Act;
(d)with respect to the use and disposal of any property which at the commencement of this Act is held for the use of the said court or of any officer of the said court, and of any room or building which at that date is appropriated for the use of the said court or of the Vice-Warden, officers, and suitors thereof; and
(e)with respect to the custody of any records which at that date are under the custody of the said court.
[F6(3)The Lord Chief Justice may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 109(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) to exercise his functions under this section.]
References in any unrepealed enactment to mines subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of the Vice-Warden of the Stannaries, or within the cognizance of the said Vice Warden, shall be construed as applying to mines which would have been subject to the jurisdiction of the said court if it had not been abolished.
(1)In the event of any dispute arising between—
(a)any two or more mining companies; or
(b)any mining company and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, or any person having any estate or interest in the mine worked by or leased to that mining company;
a judge of [F8the county court] may, on the application of any party to the dispute, order that the matter in dispute be [F9referred to arbitration before himself or before an arbitrator agreed on by the parties or an officer of the court.].
(2)For the purposes of this section the expression “mining company” shall mean any person or body of persons engaged in or formed for working mines within the stannaries.
This Act may be cited as the Stannaries Court (Abolition) Act 1896.
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