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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Paragraph 8: Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

This paragraph amends the 2015 Act to change the time limits for registration of  prosecutorial fines (para. 8(1)), to provide for the clerk of petty sessions to refer the case to a district judge (magistrates’ courts) to decide whether to impose a collection order when a prosecutorial fine is registered (para. 8(2)), to allow a collection order to be included as a method of enforcing payment of the sum (para. 8(3) & (4)) and to provide a definition of “collection order” within that Act (para. 8 (5)).

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