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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Section 1: Single jurisdiction: abolition of county court divisions and petty sessions districts

This section creates a single territorial jurisdiction for the county courts and magistrates’ courts by providing that:

  • Northern Ireland is no longer to be divided into county court divisions and petty sessions districts; and

  • the courts’ jurisdiction and powers are exercisable throughout Northern Ireland.

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