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The Child Support(Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Jurisdiction of courts in certain proceedings under this Order

42.—(1) The Lord Chancellor may by order make such provision as he considers necessary to secure that appeals, or such class of appeals as may be specified in the order—

(a)shall be made to a court instead of being made to a child support appeal tribunal; or

(b)shall be so made in such circumstances as may be so specified.

(2) In paragraph (1) “court” means the High Court, a county court or a court of summary jurisdiction.

(3) Where the effect of any order under paragraph (1) is that there are no longer any appeals which fall to be dealt with by child support appeal tribunals, the Lord Chancellor may by order provide for the abolition of those tribunals.

(4) Any order under paragraph (1) or (3) may make—

(a)such modifications of any provision of this Order or of any other statutory provision; and

(b)such transitional provision,

as the Lord Chancellor considers appropriate in consequence of any provision made by the order.

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