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The Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No. 3) 1978

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PART IVMISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

14.  Order 90, rule 16, shall be amended as follows:—

(1) In paragraph (1), at the beginning there shall be inserted the words “Subject to paragraph (9)” and after the words “shall be” there shall be inserted the words “heard and determined by a Divisional Court and shall be.”

(2) At the end of the rule there shall be added the following paragraph:—

(9) Where an appeal to which this rule applies relates only to the amount of any weekly payment ordered to be made, it may, unless the President otherwise directs, be heard and determined by a single judge and in that case—

(a)for the references in paragraphs (1) and (4)(a), (b) and (c) to three copies of the documents therein mentioned there shall be substituted references to one copy;

(b)the President, if satisfied that it would be more convenient for the appeal to be heard and determined at a divorce town within the meaning of the matrimonial causes rules than at the Royal Courts of Justice, may direct that it be heard and determined at that town.

In this paragraph “President” means the President of the Family Division or, in his absence, the senior puisne judge of that Division.

15.  In Order 91, rule 4, for the words “rule 1(2)(b)” there shall be substituted the words “rule 1(a)”.

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