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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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4.1  In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires–

the Act” means the Family Law Act 1986(1);

“appropriate court” means the High Court in England and Wales or the High Court in Northern Ireland or, in relation to a specified dependant territory, the corresponding court of that territory, as the case may be;

“appropriate register” means the sheriff court book in which there is registered the action in which the Part I order was made;

“corresponding court”, in relation to a specified dependent territory, means the corresponding court specified in relation to that territory in Schedule 3 to the Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991(2);

“Part I order” has the meaning assigned to it by sections 1, 32, 42(5) and 42(6) of the Act(3);

“proper officer” means the Secretary of the Principal Registry of the Family Division of the High Court in England and Wales or the Master (Care and Protection) of the High Court in Northern Ireland or, in relation to a specified dependent territory, the corresponding officer of the appropriate court in that territory, as the case may be; and

“specified dependent territory” means a territory specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 to the Family Law Act 1986 (Dependent Territories) Order 1991.

(2)

S.I. 1991/1723.

(3)

Section 1 was amended by the Children Act 1989 (c. 41), Schedule 13, paragraph 63 and Schedule 15, the Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991 (c. 50) Schedule 1, paragraph 44, and the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, Schedule 4, paragraph 41(2); section 42(6) was amended by the Children Act 1989, Schedule 13, paragraph 71(2) and Schedule 15.

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