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3.—(1) In these Rules—
“the Authority” means the Water Services Regulation Authority;
“business day” means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day that is a bank holiday in any part of England and Wales;
“the CPR” means the Civil Procedure Rules 1998(1) and “CPR” followed by a Part or rule number means the Part or rule with that number in those Rules;
“court” means the High Court;
“file” means file in court;
“Form WAT” followed by a number means the form with that number in the Schedule;
“the Insolvency Act” means, subject to paragraph (2), the Insolvency Act 1986;
“proxy” has the meaning given in rule 61;
“the registrar” means—
in the case of proceedings in a district registry of the Chancery Division of the High Court, the district judge; and
in any other case, a Registrar in Bankruptcy of the High Court;
“solicitor” (except in relation to witnessing an affidavit) includes any person who has, under or pursuant to an enactment, the right to conduct litigation in relation to special administration proceedings;
“special administration order” has the meaning given by section 23 of the Water Industry Act 1991(2);
“special administration proceedings” means proceedings under sections 23 to 25 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Water Industry Act 1991;
“special administrator” has the meaning given in paragraph 12 of Schedule 3 to the Water Industry Act 1991;
“statement of affairs” has the meaning given in section 22 of the Insolvency Act;
“water company” means a relevant undertaker or a qualifying licensed water supplier within the meaning of the Water Industry Act 1991.
(2) A reference to the Insolvency Act or a provision of that Act is a reference to that Act or provision as applied, substituted or modified by sections 23 to 26 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Water Industry Act 1991, construed in accordance with section 249 of the Enterprise Act 2002(3).
(3) A reference to the Insolvency Rules 1986(4) is a reference to those Rules as in force immediately before 15th September 2003.
(4) A reference to the venue for proceedings, for an attendance before the court, or for a meeting, is to the time, date and place for the proceedings, attendance or meeting.
2002 c. 40. Section 249(2) of the Act provides that a reference in the Water Industry Act to a provision in Part 2 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (or to a provision that has effect in relation to a provision in that Part of the Act) shall, in so far as it relates to a relevant undertaker or a qualified licensed water supplier, continue to have effect as if it referred to Part 2 as it had effect immediately before the coming into force of section 248 (which replaced Part 2).
S.I. 1986/1925 as amended at that date.
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