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Judicial Committee Act 1844

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12 In cases of neglect to comply with order of council, persons so neglecting may be punished as for contempt. U.K.

In all causes of appeal to Her Majesty in Council from ecclesiastical courts, [F1and from admiralty or vice admiralty courts,] which now are or may hereafter be depending, in which any person duly monished or cited or requested to comply with any lawful order or decree of Her Majesty in Council, or of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council or their surrogates, made before or after the passing of this Act, shall neglect or refuse to pay obedience to such lawful order or decree, or shall commit any contempt of the process under the seal of Her Majesty in ecclesiastical and maritime causes, it shall be lawful for the said Judicial Committee or their surrogates to pronounce such person to be contumacious and in contempt, and, after he or she shall have been so pronounced contumacious and in contempt, to cause process of sequestration to issue under the said seal of Her Majesty against the real and personal estate, goods, chattels, and effects, wheresoever lying within the dominions of Her Majesty, of the person against or upon whom such order or decree shall have been made, in order to enforce obedience to the same and payment of the expences attending such sequestration and all proceedings consequent thereon, and to make such further order in respect of or consequent on such sequestration, and in respect to such real and personal estates, goods, chattels, and effects sequestrated thereby, as may be necessary, or for payment of monies arising from the same to the person to whom the same may be due, or into the registry of the High Court of Admiralty and Appeals, for the benefit of those who may be ultimately entitled thereto.

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F1Words repealed as respects all British possessions, and any court out of Her Majesty's dominions by Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act 1890 (c. 27), ss. 16, 18, Schs. 1, 2 and S.R. & O. 1911/440, (Rev. IV, p. 697: 1911, p. 19)

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C1S. 12 repealed so far as relates to maritime causes as respects all British possessions and any courts out of Her Majesty's dominions, by Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act 1890 (c. 27) ss. 16, 18, Schs. 1, 2 and S.R. & O. 1911/440 (Rev. IV, p. 697: 1911 p. 19)

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