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Part II.IV GENERAL PROVISIONS

Arbitration Act 1996, Merkin and Flannery on the

Part II.IV GENERAL PROVISIONS Meaning of ‘the court’: jurisdiction of High Court and county court 105 . – (1) In this Act ‘the court’ in relation to England and Wales means the High Court or the county court and in relation to Northern Ireland means the High Court or a county court, subject to the following provisions. (2) The Lord Chancellor may by order make provision – (za) allocating proceedings under this Act in England and Wales to the High Court or the county court; (a) allocating proceedings under this Act in Northern Ireland to the High Court or to county courts; or (b) specifying proceedings under this Act which may be commenced or taken only in the High Court or in the county court or (as the case may be) a county court. (3) The Lord Chancellor may by order make provision requiring proceedings of any specified description under this Act in relation to which a county court in Northern Ireland has jurisdiction to be commenced or taken in one or more specified county courts.

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