Meaning of ‘the court’: jurisdiction of High Court and county court
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(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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