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The Civil Courts (Amendment No. 3) Order 2011

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Citation and commencement

1.  This order may be cited as the Civil Courts (Amendment No. 3) Order 2011 and shall come into force—

(a)on 12th September 2011 in respect of Chorley County Court and articles 5 and 8(5)(b);

(b)on 3rd October 2011 in respect of Ludlow Count Court, Melton Mowbray County Court, Rawtenstall County Court, Redditch County Court, Shrewsbury County Court, Telford County Court and articles 3 and 8(5)(a)(i);

(c)on 10th October 2011 in respect of Evesham County Court, Kidderminster County Court, Newark County Court, Oswestry County Court, Tamworth County Court and Wellingborough County Court;

(d)on 17th October 2011 in respect of Grantham County Court, Rugby County Court, Skegness County Court, Stourbridge County Court, Stratford upon Avon County Court and Worksop County Court.

Closure of county courts

2.  The county courts listed in the Schedule are discontinued.

Establishment of a District Registry of the High Court

3.  A district registry of the High Court shall be established at Telford.

Jurisdiction under the Insolvency Act 1986

4.  Jurisdiction is conferred on Telford County Court for the purpose of Part IV and Parts VIII to XI of the Insolvency Act 1986.

5.  Jurisdiction is conferred on Workington County Court for the purpose of Part IV of the Insolvency Act 1986.

Transitional Provisions

6.  The county courts listed in Table 1 in the column headed ‘receiving court’ shall have jurisdiction in proceedings pending at the county court in the column headed ‘closing court’ before this Order comes into force in accordance with directions made under section 2 of the County Courts Act 1984.

Table 1

Closing CourtReceiving Court
Chorley County CourtPreston County Court
Evesham County CourtBanbury County Court, Worcester County Court
Grantham County CourtBoston County Court
Kidderminster County CourtTelford County Court, Worcester County Court
Ludlow County CourtTelford County Court, Worcester County Court
Melton Mowbray County CourtKettering County Court, Leicester County Court, Nottingham County Court, Peterborough County Court
Newark County CourtLincoln County Court, Mansfield County Court and Nottingham County Court
Oswestry County CourtTelford County Court, Welshpool County Court and Wrexham County Court
Rawtenstall County CourtAccrington County Court, Burnley County Court
Redditch County CourtWarwick County Court, Worcester County Court
Rugby County CourtNuneaton County Court
Shrewsbury County CourtTelford County Court
Skegness County CourtBoston County Court
Stourbridge County CourtDudley County Court
Stratford upon Avon County CourtWarwick County Court
Tamworth County CourtBurton upon Trent County Court, Nuneaton County Court
Wellingborough County CourtBedford County Court and Kettering County Court
Worksop County CourtMansfield County Court

7.  No process shall be invalid only because the holding of any court named in the process has been discontinued by this Order.

Amendments to the Civil Courts Order 1983

8.—(1) The Civil Courts Order 1983(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In Schedule 1, omit—

(a)“Chorley” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Preston (CHANCERY)” in the first column;

(b)“Evesham” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Worcester” in the first column;

(c)“Grantham” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Lincoln” in the first column;

(d)“Kidderminster” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Dudley” in the first column;

(e)“Ludlow” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Hereford” in the first column;

(f)“Melton Mowbray” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Leicester” in the first column;

(g)“Newark” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Lincoln” in the first column;

(h)“Oswestry” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Wrexham” in the first column;

(i)“Rawtenstall” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Burnley” in the first column;

(j)“Redditch” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Birmingham (CHANCERY)” in the first column;

(k)“Rugby” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Northampton” in the first column;

(l)“Shrewsbury” from its position in the first column and the corresponding entries for “Shrewsbury” and “Telford” in the second column;

(m)“Skegness” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Boston” in the first column;

(n)“Stourbridge” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Dudley” in the first column;

(o)“Stratford upon Avon” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Coventry” in the first column;

(p)“Tamworth” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Walsall” in the first column;

(q)“Wellingborough” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Northampton” in the first column;

(r)“Worksop” from its position in the second column opposite the entry for “Chesterfield” in the first column.

(3) In Schedule 1, insert “Telford” in the appropriate alphabetical position in the first column and insert “Telford” in the corresponding entry in the second column.

(4) In Schedule 3, omit the entry relating to—

(a)Chorley County Court;

(b)Evesham County Court;

(c)Grantham County Court;

(d)Kidderminster County Court;

(e)Ludlow County Court;

(f)Melton Mowbray County Court;

(g)Newark County Court;

(h)Oswestry County Court;

(i)Rawtenstall County Court;

(j)Redditch County Court;

(k)Rugby County Court;

(l)Shrewsbury County Court;

(m)Skegness County Court;

(n)Stourbridge County Court;

(o)Stratford upon Avon County Court;

(p)Tamworth County Court;

(q)Wellingborough County Court;

(r)Workshop County Court.

(5) In Schedule 3—

(a)at the entry for “Telford”—

(i)in column 1 (name of place), after “Telford” insert “(D.R.)”;

(ii)in column 2 (additional jurisdiction), before “Divorce” insert “Bankruptcy” and “Company or LLP”;

(iii)in column 4 (court to which the district is attached for bankruptcy and winding-up of companies purposes for those courts excluded from that jurisdiction), omit “Shrewsbury”;

(iv)in column 6 (court to which the district is attached for company and limited liability partnership matters for those courts excluded from that jurisdiction), omit “Shrewsbury”.

(b)at the entry for “Workington”, in column 1 (name of place), after “Workington” insert “(D.R.)”.

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

J Djanogly

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

10th August 2011

I concur

Judge, C.J.

Lord Chief Justice

21st August 2011

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