The County Court Remedies Regulations 2014

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2014/982

2014No. 982 (L. 22)


The County Court Remedies Regulations 2014


The Lord Chancellor in exercise of the powers conferred by section 38(3), (4) and (5) of the County Courts Act 1984( 1), having consulted the Lord Chief Justice in accordance with section 38(5) of that Act, makes the following Regulations, a draft of which has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament in accordance with section 38(7) of that Act.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the County Court Remedies Regulations 2014 and come into force on 22nd April 2014 or, if made on or after that date, on the day after the day on which they are made.

(2) In these Regulations-

"judge of the County Court" is to be construed in accordance with section 5 of the County Courts Act 1984 Act( 2); and

"search order" means an order under section 7 of the Civil Procedure Act 1997( 3) (order requiring a party to admit another party to premises for the purpose of preserving evidence, etc.).

Revocation of the 1991 Regulations

2. The County Court Remedies Regulations 1991( 4) ("the 1991 Regulations") are revoked.

The County Court's jurisdiction to make search orders

3. (1) Subject to the following provisions of this regulation, the County Court shall not grant a search order or vary or revoke a search order made by the High Court.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a judge of the Court of Appeal or a High Court Judge sitting as a judge of the County Court.

(3) Paragraph (1) shall not-

(a) affect or modify powers expressly conferred on the County Court by or under any enactment other than section 38 of the County Courts Act 1984; or(b) prevent the County Court from varying a search order where all the parties are agreed on the terms of the variation.

Applications for search orders in County Court proceedings

4. An application to the High Court for a search order in County Court proceedings shall be deemed to include an application for transfer of the proceedings to the High Court.

Transfer of proceedings to the County Court

5. (1) After an application for a search order has been disposed of by the High Court, the proceedings shall, unless the High Court orders otherwise, be transferred to the County Court if-

(a) they were transferred to the High Court; or(b) apart from these Regulations, they should have been commenced in the County Court.

(2) Where a...

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