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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 13: Costs relating to referral of debtor’s case

This Section provides that costs of hearing a debtor’s case under Section 9 of the Act are to be defrayed in the first instance by the Department of Justice at such rates or amounts approved by the Department of Finance and Personnel.

The Court may order the debtor to pay the whole or any part of the costs of hearing his case under Section 9 of the Act.  Where the debtor is under 18 the costs ordered cannot exceed the amount of the outstanding amount owing on the financial penalty.

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