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Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980

1980 CHAPTER 43

An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to the jurisdiction of, and the practice and procedure before, magistrates’ courts and the functions of justices’ clerks, and to matters connected therewith, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.

[1st August 1980]

Extent Information

E1Act extends to England and Wales but for exceptions to this see s. 155(2)-(6)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Act extended by Insurance Companies Act 1981 (c. 31, SIF 67), s. 14(3)

Act extended (E.W.) by Housing and Building Control Act 1984 (c. 29, SIF 61), s. 47(3)

Act extended (E.W.) by County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28, SIF 34), s. 129(b)

Act extended (N.I.) by Insurance Companies Act 1982 (c. 50, SIF 67), s. 14(3)

Act modified (11.3.1999) by S.I. 1999/450, art. 140

Act excluded (1.4.2000) by 1999 c. 22, s. 21(3) (with s. 107, Sch. 14 para. 7(2)); S.I. 2000/774, art. 2(a)(i)

Act excluded (31.8.2000) by 1997 c. 25, s. 10E (as substituted (31.8.2000) by 1999 c. 22, s. 78(1),(with s. 107, Sch. 14 para. 7(2)); S.I. 2000/1920, art. 3(a))

Act applied (E.)(1.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/227, reg. 8(1)

C8Act: definition of "petty sessional court-house" applied (E.W.) (31.10.1991) by Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s. 92(1); S.I. 1991/2208, art. 2(4), Sch. 3

C9By Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53, SIF 39:1), s. 101(1), Sch. 12 para. 23; S.I. 1991/2208, art. 2(1), Sch.1 it is provided (14.10.1991) that in relation to any time before the commencement of s. 70 of that 1991 Act (which came into force on 1.10.1992 by S.I. 1992/333, art. 2(2), Sch. 2) references in any enactment amended by that 1991 Act, to youth courts shall be construed as references to juvenile courts.

C10Act applied (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 14, s. 100, Sch. 2 para. 3(2) (with s. 72(5)); S.I. 1997/305, art.2

Act applied (W.) (1.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/2197, s. 8(1)

Act applied (E.W.) (1.12.2001) by 2001 c. 16, ss. 20(7), 23(5); S.I. 2001/3736, art. 2(a)

Act applied (22.1.2002) by 1998 c. 34, ss. 25(3), (with s. 29); S.I. 2000/3144, art. 2

Act applied (W.) (22.5.2002) by S.I. 2002/1387, reg. 21(6)

Act applied (E.) (22.5.2002) by S.I. 2002/1227, reg. 21(6) (with regs. 3, 29)

Act applied (15.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/1998 art. 16(2) (with art. 33)

Act applied (W.) (19.8.2002) by S.I. 2002/2127, reg. 24(6)

Act applied (W.) (9.9.2002) by S.I. 2002/2295, reg. 6(3)

Act applied (W) (9.9.2002) by S.I. 2002/2296, reg. 6(3)

Act applied (E.) (13.9.2002) by S.I. 2002/2350, reg. 6(5)

Act applied (E.) (13.9.2002) by S.I. 2002/2351, reg. 6(5)

Act applied (E.) (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2000/3047 reg. 13A (as inserted by S.I. 2002/2315, reg. 2(3))

Act applied (E.W.) (21.10.2002) by 2001 c. 3, s. 6(3); S.I. 2002/1914, art. 2

Act applied (E.W.) (1.12.2002 for certain purposes, otherwise 1.1.2003) by 2001 c. 3, s. 23(3); S.I. 2002/2957, arts. 2, 3

Act applied (E.) (30.6.2003) by S.I. 2003/1478, reg. 8(5)

Act applied (E.) (11.7.2003) by S.I. 2003/1722, reg. 6(5)

Act applied (E.) (30.7.2003) by S.I. 2003/1940 {reg. 6(5)}

Act. applied (E.) (31.7.2003) by S.I. 2003/1956, reg. 6(5) (as substituted (7.2.2005) by S.I. 2005/208, reg. 2(5))

Act applied (W.) (5.9.2003) by S.I. 2003/2254, reg. 6(5)

Act applied (E.) (1.5.2004) by S.I. 2004/1214, reg. 21(6)

Act applied (E.) (1.8.2004) by S.I. 2004/1740, reg. 21(6)

Act applied (E) (20.12.2004) by S.I. 2004/3062, reg. 8(5)

Act applied (W.) (10.6.2005) by S.I. 2005/1540, reg. 6(5)

Act applied (E.W.) (8.10.2005) by S.I. 2005/2469, reg. 25(3)

Act applied (30.10.2005) by S.I. 2005/2745, reg. 38(2) (which S.I. was revoked (1.10.2006) by S.I. 2006/2407, reg. 44(1))

Act applied (W.) (1.1.2006) by S.I. 2005/3368, regs. 13(2), 18(2)

Act applied (E.) (1.1.2006) by S.I. 2005/3280, regs. 13(2), 18(2)

Act applied (E.) (11.1.2006) by S.I. 2006/14, reg. 20

Act applied (E.) (11.1.2006) by S.I. 2006/15, reg. 31 (which S.I. was revoked (14.12.2007) by S.I. 2007/3185, reg. 49)

Act applied (W.) (11.1.2006) by S.I. 2006/31, reg. 20(2)

Act applied (1.10.2006) by S.I. 2006/2407, reg. 38(2)

Act applied (E.) (24.11.2006) by S.I. 2006/2841, regs. 19(6), 21(8)

Act applied (W.) (14.2.2007) by S.I. 2007/376, reg. 21(8) (subject to reg. 22)

Act applied (12.7.2007) by S.I. 2007/1711, Sch. 5 para. 4(2)

Act applied (1.10.2007) by S.I. 2007/2539, regs. 38(2), 40(7)

Act applied (3.12.2007) by S.I. 2007/3106, reg. 10(4)

Act applied (E.) (14.12.2007) by S.I. 2007/3185, regs. 12(2), 31(2)

Act applied (W.) (14.12.2007) by S.I. 2007/3294, regs. 12(2), 31(2)

Act applied (prosp.) by 2006 c. 50, ss. 62(4), 79

C12Act restricted (E.W.) (1.4.2005) by Courts Act 2003 (c. 39), s. 26(1), 110; S.I. 2005/910, art. 3

Act restricted (E.W.) (15.12.2006) by S.I. 2006/3407, art. 7

C13Act modified (E.W.) (24.3.2003) by 2002 c. 29, ss. 67(6)(b), 458(1)(3); S.I. 2003/333, art. 2, Sch.

Act modified (E.W.) (4.4.2005) by S.I. 2005/384, rule 26.4(2)-(7)

C14Act applied (W.) (25.9.2003) by The Food (Hot Chilli and Hot Chilli Products) (Emergency Control) (Wales) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2455), reg. 6(5)

Act applied (with modifications) (E.W.) (27.3.2006) by The Collection of Fines (Pilot Scheme) and Discharge of Fines by Unpaid Work (Pilot Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/502), arts. 1(1)(b)(2) {7}

C26Act applied (E.) (1.1.2010) by The Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/3101), reg. 19(2) (with reg. 2)

C37Act applied (E.) (21.3.2011) by The Poultrymeat (England) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/452), regs. 6(3)13(17), 15(2)

C43Act applied (with modifications) (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(1) of the amending S.I.) by The International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention 2007 etc.) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/2814), Sch. 1 para. 2(8)

C44Act excluded (1.4.2013) by Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10), ss. 36(3)(4), 151(1) (with s. 43); S.I. 2013/453, art. 3(a) (with savings and transitional provisions in S.I. 2013/534, art. 6)

C60Act excluded (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 4 para. 13(6) (with Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

C61Act excluded (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 7 para. 26(6) (with Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

C63Act excluded (E.W.) (1.12.2020) by Sentencing Act 2020 (c. 17), s. 416(1), Sch. 5 para. 9(6) (with Sch. 27); S.I. 2020/1236, reg. 2

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