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“relevant judge” for paragraph (b) substitute—

(4) In paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 15 (interpretation of Schedule)—

(a) 5for “a county”, in both places, substitute “the county”, and

(b) omit “or district judge”.

London Local Authorities Act 1996 (c. ix)

38 In paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to the London Local Authorities Act 1996
(invalid enforcement notice in respect of penalty charge related to bus
10lane)—

(a) in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “a county” substitute “the county”,

(b) in sub-paragraph (1)(c) omit “which made the order”,

(c) in sub-paragraph (3) for “a district judge” substitute “the county
court”,

(d) 15in sub-paragraph (4)—

(i) for “district judge” substitute “county court”, and

(ii) for “he” substitute “the court”, and

(e) in sub-paragraph (5) for “district judge” substitute “county court”.

Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (c. 40)Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (c. 40)

39 20In section 3 of the Protection of Harassment Act 1997 (civil remedy)—

(a) for “a county”, in each place, substitute “the county”,

(b) in subsection (4)(b) for “or district judge of that or any other county”
substitute “of that”, and

(c) in subsection (5) omit “or district judge” in both places.

25Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)

40 In the Courts Act 2003—

(a) in sections 1(1)(b), 59(2)(b), 81(1)(a), 92(1)(b) and 98(1)(b) for “county
courts” substitute “the county court”,

(b) in section 64(2) for “District judge for a county court district”
30substitute “District judge of the county court”,

(c) in section 98(1)(c) and (d) for “courts” substitute “court”, and

(d) in paragraph 8(4) of Schedule 7—

(i) in paragraph (a) omit “district judge of a”, and

(ii) in paragraph (b) for the words after “application” substitute
35“remained unexecuted in the hands of a person charged with
its execution.”

Traffic Management Act 2004 (c. 18)Traffic Management Act 2004 (c. 18)

41 In section 83(1) of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (certificated bailiffs) as
having effect until its repeal by the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act
402007 for the words from “signed—” to the end substitute “signed by a judge
of the county court.”

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Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)

42 In section 7(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (courts of which Lord
Chief Justice is president) for “county courts” substitute “county court”.

Companies Act 2006 (c. 46)Companies Act 2006 (c. 46)

43 5In section 1156 of the Companies Act 2006 (meaning of “the court”)—

(a) in subsection (1) for “(subject to subsection (3)) a” substitute “the”,
and

(b) omit subsections (3) and (4) (power to provide for jurisdiction of
county courts under the Act to be exercisable only by some courts).

10Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48)Police and Justice Act 2006 (c. 48)

44 In section 27(12) of the Police and Justice Act 2006 (interpretation of
section)—

(a) for “a county”, in both places, substitute “the county”, and

(b) omit “or district judge”.

15Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (c. 15)Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (c. 15)

45 The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 is amended as follows.

46 In section 64(1) (certificated enforcement agents) for the words from
“section—” to the end substitute “section by a judge of the county court.”

47 (1) In section 106 (administration orders) amend the sections to be inserted into
20the County Courts Act 1984 as follows.

(2) Omit “proper”, in each place except section 112AA(3).

(3) In sections 112B(1), 112J(1) and 112K(1) for “A county court” substitute “The
county court”.

(4) In section 112L(7)(a) omit “(within the meaning of Part 6A)”.

(5) 25In section 112N(3) for “the judge” substitute “a judge of the county court”.

(6) Omit section 112N(6) (district judge may exercise powers of judge).

(7) In section 112O(1)(b) for “a county court” substitute “the county court”.

(8) Omit section 112AA(3) and (4) (meaning of “proper county court”).

48 (1) In section 107 (enforcement restriction orders) amend the sections to be
30inserted into the County Courts Act 1984 as follows.

(2) In sections 117B(1), 117F(6), 117G(1) and 117H(1) for “A county court”
substitute “The county court”.

(3) Omit “proper”, in each place.

(4) In section 117I(7)(a) omit “(within the meaning of Part 6)”.

(5) 35In section 117K(3) for “the judge” substitute “a judge of the county court”.

(6) In sections 117K(5) and 117L(1)(b) for “a county court” substitute “the
county court”.

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(7) Omit section 117K(6) (district judge may exercise powers of judge).

(8) In section 117R(3) omit “, or another court whilst it was previously the
proper county court,”.

(9) Omit section 117T(3) and (4) (meaning of “proper county court”).

49 5In section 143(2) omit subsections (4) to (6) of the section 27A to be inserted
into the Registered Designs Act 1949.

London Local Authorities Act 2007 (c. ii)

50 In section 65(1) of the London Local Authorities Act 2007 (certificated
bailiffs) for the words from “signed—” to the end substitute “signed by a
10judge of the county court.”

Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26)Policing and Crime Act 2009 (c. 26)

51 (1) The Policing and Crime Act 2009 is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 48(1) (rules may make provision about exercise of county court
jurisdiction).

(3) 15In paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 5 (meaning of “the court”)—

(a) for “a county”, in both places, substitute “the county”, and

(b) omit “or district judge”.

Part 3 Further amendments

20Amendment of references to “a county court”

52 (1) In the provisions listed in sub-paragraph (2) (but subject to any specific
amendments made by or under this Act)—

(a) for “A county court”, in each place, substitute “The county court”,
and

(b) 25for “a county court”, in each place, substitute “the county court”.

(2) The provisions are—

Amendments of other references

53 In section 7(1) of the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992 for “the county
courts” substitute “the county court”.

54 30In section 40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1956 for “a county court”,
and for “that county court”, substitute “the county court”.

55 In section 26 of the Administration of Justice 1964 (Inner and Middle
Temples in City of London for certain purposes including the law relating to
county courts) omit “county courts,”.

56 35In section 96(1) of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 omit the definition of
“county court”.

57 In section 18(5) of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 omit the words from
“within the district” to “may be brought”.

58 In section 5 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954—

(a) 40in subsections (2) and (3) for “county court rules” substitute “rules of
court”, and

(b) omit subsection (4) (powers of district judge).

59 In section 6 of the Allotments Act 1922 for “the judge of the county court
having jurisdiction in the place where the land is situated”, and for “a county
45court”, substitute “the county court”.

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60 (1) In section 82(1) of the Arbitration Act 1996, in the definition of “legal
proceedings”, after “civil proceedings” insert “in England and Wales in the
High Court or the county court or in Northern Ireland”.

(2) In section 105 of that Act—

(a) 5in subsection (1) after ““the court”” insert “in relation to England and
Wales means the High Court or the county court and in relation to
Northern Ireland”,

(b) in subsection (2) before paragraph (a) insert—

(za) allocating proceedings under this Act in England and
10Wales to the High Court or the county court;,

(c) in subsection (2)(a) after “this Act” insert “in Northern Ireland”,

(d) in subsection (2)(b) after “or in” insert “the county court or (as the
case may be)”,

(e) in the first sentence in subsection (3) after “a county court” insert “in
15Northern Ireland”, and

(f) in the second sentence in subsection (3) omit “England and Wales or,
as the case may be,”.

61 In section 22(6) of the Architects Act 1997 (appeals) after “appeal” insert “in
England and Wales to the county court or, in Northern Ireland,”.

62 20In section 17(6) of the Audit Commission Act 1998 for “the county courts”
substitute “the county court”.

63 In section 5(1) of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (meaning of “the court”) omit
the words from “and any powers” to the end.

64 In the Chancel Repairs Act 1932—

(a) 25in section 3(1)—

(i) omit “for the district in which the chancel is situate”, and

(ii) for “a county court” substitute “the county court”,

(b) in section 3(3)—

(i) for “a judge of county courts” substitute “the county court”,
30and

(ii) for “the judge” substitute “the court”, and

(c) in section 4(1) for “county court rules” substitute “rules of court”.

65 In sections 10(7), 29(4) and 29A(1) of the Chiropractors Act 1994—

(a) after “appeal” insert “in England and Wales to the county court or in
35Northern Ireland”, and

(b) before “the sheriff” insert “to”.

66 In section 18(2)(b) of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 for “or”,
in the second place, substitute “in the High Court or the county court or in”.

67 In the Civil Procedure Act 1997—

(a) 40in sections 1(1)(c) and 2(2)(e) and (f) for “county courts” substitute
“the county court”, and

(b) in Schedule 1 (civil procedure rules)—

(i) in paragraph 3(1)(b) for “between county courts” substitute
“within the county court”, and

(ii) 45in paragraph 3(2)(a)(ii) for “by another county court”
substitute “elsewhere within the county court”.

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68 In section 25(5)(c) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005,
in the definition of “legal proceedings”, after “civil proceedings” insert “in
England and Wales in the county court or in Northern Ireland”.

69 In paragraph 11 of Schedule 11 to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform
5Act 2002 for “a county court”, and for “such a court”, substitute “the county
court”.

70 In section 41(1) of the Commons Act 2006 omit “in whose area the land is
situated”.

71 In section 2(7) of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 after
10“exercisable” insert “in England and Wales by both the High Court and the
county court and in Northern Ireland”.

72 In sections 115(1), 205(1) and 232(1) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents
Act 1988 for “, Wales and” substitute “and Wales the county court and in”.

73 In section 8(4) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 for “county courts”
15substitute “county court”.

74 In section 30 of the Courts Act 1971 for “county courts” substitute “the
county court”.

75 In section 1B(5) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 for “which made an
order under this section for it” substitute “for an order made under this
20section”.

76 In section 10(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 for “by any” substitute “the”.

77 In section 15(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998 after “exercisable” insert “in
England and Wales by the High Court or the county court or, in Northern
Ireland,”.

78 25In section 5 of the Debtors Act 1869—

(a) in paragraph (a) of proviso (1) for “or his deputy” substitute “of the
court”,

(b) for “any county court” substitute “the county court”, and

(c) for “other than a” substitute “other than the”.

79 30In the Deeds of Arrangement Act 1914—

(a) in section 10(1) for the words after “copy of the deed to the”
substitute “county court.”,

(b) in section 10(2) omit “the registrar of”, and

(c) in section 16 for “a county court” substitute “the county court”.

80 35In section 8 of the Disused Burial Grounds (Amendment) Act 1981—

(a) omit “in whose district the land is situated who”, and

(b) omit the words after “costs of the application”.

81 In the Enterprise Act 2002—

(a) in section 16(6) after “High Court” insert “or the county court”,

(b) 40in section 215(5)(a) omit “England and Wales or”,

(c) in section 215(5) before paragraph (a) insert—

(za) the High Court or the county court if the person
against whom the order is sought carries on business
or has a place of business in England and Wales;, and

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(d) in paragraph 25(a) of Schedule 4 for “a county court in England and
Wales or” substitute “the county court in England and Wales or the
High Court or a county court in”.

82 In the Estate Agents Act 1979—

(a) 5in the definition of “court” in section 11A(4) omit “England and
Wales and” and before paragraph (a) insert—

(za) in England and Wales, the High Court or the county
court;, and

(b) in paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 4 after “appeal” insert “in England and
10Wales to the county court or, in Northern Ireland,”.

83 In section 133(8)(a) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 before “as
if” insert “in England and Wales, as if it were an order of the county court or,
in Northern Ireland,”.

84 (1) In section 22 of the Friendly Societies Act 1974 after subsection (2) insert—

(2A) 15In the application of subsection (2) to England and Wales, for the
words “for the district in which the member resides” there shall be
substituted “if the member resides in England and Wales.

(2) In section 80(2)(b) of that Act after “brought” insert “in England and Wales
in the county court or, in Northern Ireland,”.

(3) 20In section 93(3) of that Act—

(a) for the words from “make an application—” to the end of paragraph
(a) substitute “make an application to the county court in England
and Wales if the chief or any other place of business of that society or
branch is situated in England and Wales or may make an
25application—”, and

(b) for “such application” substitute “application under this subsection”.

85 (1) In section 82(4) of the Friendly Societies Act 1992 after “brought” insert “in
England and Wales in the county court or, in Northern Ireland,”.

(2) In section 119(1) of that Act in the definition of “the court” for “Wales or”
30substitute Wales, the county court;

(aa) in the case of a body whose registered office is situated in.

86 (1) In section 48 of the Government Annuities Act 1929 after subsection (2)
insert—

(2A) For the purposes of this section, England and Wales is to be treated
35as the district of the county court in England and Wales.

(2) In section 61(1) of that Act after “a county court” insert “in Northern Ireland
or the county court in England and Wales”.

87 Omit section 59(4) of the Highways Act 1980 and, in consequence, omit
paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 3 to the Administration of Justice Act 1982.

88 40In paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 18 to the Housing Act 1985 for “a county court
judge”, and for “the county court judge”, substitute “a judge of the county
court”.

89 In paragraph 13 of Schedule 13 to the Housing Act 2004 for “such a”
substitute “that”.

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90 In the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999—

(a) in section 25(5)(a) after “granted” insert “in England and Wales by
the county court or in Northern Ireland”,

(b) in section 43(3)(a) after “a county court” insert “in Northern Ireland,
5or the county court in England and Wales,”, and

(c) in sections 89(7), 92(1) and 112(4) after “a county court” insert “in
Northern Ireland or the county court in England and Wales”.

91 In section 42(3)(b) of the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 for “that
county court or” substitute “the county court or that”.

92 10In section 25(1) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)
Act 1975 in the definition of “the court”—

(a) for “a county” in both places substitute “the county”, and

(b) for “22 of this Act” substitute “25 of the County Courts Act 1984”.

93 In the Insolvency Act 1986—

(a) 15in section 117(2) (county court winding-up jurisdiction)—

(i) for “the amount of a company’s” substitute “in the case of a
company registered in England and Wales the amount of its”,
and

(ii) omit “of the district in which the company’s registered office
20is situated”,

(b) omit section 117(4) and (6),

(c) in section 197(1)(a) for “a specified” substitute “the”,

(d) in section 373(1) for “county courts” substitute “county court”,

(e) in section 373(3)(a) for “Central London County Court” substitute
25“county court”,

(f) in section 373(3)(b) (jurisdiction in relation to insolvent
individuals)—

(i) for “each” substitute “the”, and

(ii) for “the insolvency district of that court” substitute “any
30other insolvency district”,

(g) in section 374(1) for the words from “of each” to the end substitute “,
or districts, of the county court.”,

(h) in section 399(3) for the words from “a county court” to the end
substitute “the county court.”,

(i) 35in section 399(5)—

(i) for the words from “each” to “Parts” substitute “the county
court”, and

(ii) for “two or more different” substitute “both”,

(j) in section 399(6) for “another” substitute “the other”,

(k) 40for section 413(3)(d) substitute—

(d) a district judge;, and

(l) in paragraph 2 of Schedule 9—

(i) omit “or a registrar of a county court having jurisdiction for
the purposes of those Parts”, and

(ii) 45omit “or, as the case may be, that county court”.

94 In Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978, in paragraph (a) of the
definition of “County court”, for “a court held for a district under” substitute
“the county court established under section A1 of”.

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