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Magistrates’ Courts, England And Wales
2nd November 2009
Laid before Parliament
4th November 2009
Coming into force
30th November 2009
The Lord Chief Justice makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980(1) and section 13(6) of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006(2).
In accordance with section 144 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 he has consulted the rule committee appointed under that section and makes these Rules with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor.
1980 c. 43. Section 144 has been amended by paragraphs 26 and 29 of Schedule 11 to the Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22), paragraph 245 of Schedule 8 to, and Schedule 10 to, the Courts Act 2003 (c. 39) and paragraphs 99 and 102 of Schedule 4 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4). Further amendments have been made by paragraph 245 of Schedule 8 to, and Schedule 10 to, the Courts Act 2003 but have not yet been brought into force.
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