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Magistrates’ Courts, England And Wales
1st April 2009
Laid before Parliament
6th April 2009
Coming into force
27th April 2009
The Lord Chief Justice, with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor, after having consulted the rule committee appointed under section 144(A1) of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980(1), makes the following Rules in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 144 and 145(1)(ga)(2) of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980 and section 97(1) of the Children Act 1989(3):
1980 c.43. Section 144 was amended by section 125(3) of and paragraph 25 of Schedule 18 to the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c.41), section 78(2) of and paragraphs 26 and 29 of Schedule 11 to the Access to Justice Act 1999 (c.22), section 109(1) and (3) of and paragraph 245 of Schedule 8 and Schedule 10 to the Courts Act 2003 (c.39), and section 15(1) of and paragraphs 99 and 102 of Schedule 4 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c.4).
Section 145(1)(ga) was inserted by section 62(4) of the Children Act 2004 (c.31).
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