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Statutory Instrument 1989 No. 106

The Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 1989

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1989 No. 106

SUPREME COURT OF ENGLAND AND WALES COUNTY COURTS
JURISDICTION

The Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 1989

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Made25th January 1989
Laid before Parliament30th January 1989
Coming into force27th February 1989

    The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 99(1) of the Supreme Court Act 1981[1]; by section 33(1) of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984[2]; by sections 2(1) and 26 of the County Courts Act 1984[3]; and by sections 117(4) and 374 of the Insolvency Act 1986[4], hereby makes the following Order:-
        1.    This Order may be cited as the Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 1989 and shall come into force on 27th February 1989.
    District Registry of the High Court
        2.    The district of the district registry of the High Court established at Workington shall be defined by reference to the districts of the Whitehaven and Workington County Courts.
    County Courts
        3.—(1)  A county court shall be established at Whitehaven.

        (2)  For the purposes of section 33(1) of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, the Whitehaven County Court shall be a divorce county court and a court of trial.

        (3)  For the purposes of section 26 of the County Courts Act 1984 the district of the Whitehaven County Court shall be assigned for admiralty purposes to the Workington County Court.

        (4)  For the purposes of sections 117(4) and 374 of the Insolvency Act 1986 the Whitehaven County Court shall be excluded from having jurisdiction under those provisions and the district of the Whitehaven County Court shall be attached for bankruptcy and winding-up of companies purposes to the Workington County Court.

        (5)  The amendments set out in the Schedule to this Order shall be made to the Civil Courts Order 1983[5] being amendments that are consequential upon the foregoing provisions of this order.



Mackay of Clashfern, C.

Dated 25th January 1989





Notes:

[1] 1981 c. 54.

[2] 1984 c. 42.

[3] 1984 c. 28.

[4] 1986 c. 45.

[5] S.I. 1983/713. The Civil Courts (Amendment No.2) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/1075) transferred the district registry of the High Court at Whitehaven to Workington upon closing the county court at Whitehaven.

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