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The Admiralty Jurisdiction (Montserrat) Order 1968

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Article 2

FIRST SCHEDULEADAPTATION AND MODIFICATION OF SECTION 1 OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ACT 1956

In subsection (1) the words “and any other jurisdiction connected with ships and aircraft vested in the High Court apart from this section which is for the time being assigned by rules of court to the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division” shall be deleted.

Article 3

SECOND SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF PART I OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ACT 1956 EXTENDED TO MONTSERRAT AND ADAPTATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS THERETO

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Section 3

In subsections (1), (3), (5), (6) and (7), the words “the High Court, the Liverpool Court of Passage, and any county court”,

in subsection (2) the words “the High Court”, and

in subsection (4) the words “High Court and (where there is such jurisdiction) the Admiralty jurisdiction of the Liverpool Court of Passage or any county court”,

shall be deleted and in each case the words “the High Court established by the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order 1967” shall be substituted;

In subsection (8) the words “England and Wales” shall be deleted and the word “Montserrat” shall be substituted.

Section 4

Subsection (1) shall be deleted and the following subsection shall be substituted:—

(1) No court in Montserrat shall entertain an action in personam to enforce a claim to which this section applies unless—

(a)the defendant has his habitual residence or a place of business in Montserrat; or

(b)the cause of action arose within the territorial waters of Montserrat; or

(c)an action arising out of the same incident or series of incidents is proceeding in the court or has been heard and determined in the court.

In this subsection “territorial waters of Montserratinclude any port, dock or harbour in Montserrat..

In subsection (2) the words “in England and Wales” shall be deleted and the words “in Montserrat”, shall be substituted, and the words “outside England and Wales” shall be deleted, and the words “outside Montserrat” shall be substituted;

In subsection (5) the words “the High Court” shall be deleted and the words “the High Court established by the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order 1967” shall be substituted;

Subsection (6) shall be omitted.

Section 6The words “England and Wales” shall be deleted and the word “Montserrat” shall be substituted.
Section 7

Subsection (1) shall be deleted and the following subsection shall be substituted:—

(1) Section six hundred and eighty-eight of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894(1) (which relates to the detention of ships by customs officers in certain cases) shall cease to have effect, but nothing in this Part of this Act affects the provisions of section twenty-three of the Receivers of Wreck Act of the Leeward Islands(2) (which relates to the power of a receiver of wreck to detain a ship in respect of a salvage claim).;

Subsection (2) shall be omitted.

(1)

1894 c. 60.

(2)

Federal Acts of the Leeward Islands, Rev. 1927, Cap. 155.

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