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

(b) for “A county court”, in each place, substitute “The county court”.

(4) In section 6(7)(a) for “such county court as the order may specify” substitute
“the county court if the order so specifies”.

(5) 5In section 23 (enforcement provisions)—

(a) in subsections (1) and (1A), in each place, for “the judge” substitute
“the court”,

(b) in subsection (1A) for “he” substitute “the court”,

(c) in subsection (3) for “the county court judge” substitute “by the
10county court”,

(d) in subsection (4) after “judge” insert “or court”,

(e) in subsection (7)—

(i) for “a county court judge” substitute “by the county court”,
and

(ii) 15after “the judge” insert “or court”,

(f) in subsection (8) for “a county court judge”, in each place, substitute
“the county court”, and

(g) omit subsection (11) (powers under section of judge of county court
exercisable by district judge).

(6) 20In section 25(1) (interpretation) in the definition of “the court” for “county
courts” substitute “the county court”.

Solicitors Act 1974 (c. 47)Solicitors Act 1974 (c. 47)

26 In section 74 (assessment of county court costs)—

(a) in subsection (1) for “a county court” substitute “the county court”,
25and

(b) omit subsection (2) (district judge to be costs officer).

Patents Act 1977 (c. 37)Patents Act 1977 (c. 37)

27 In section 130(1) of the Patents Act 1977 (interpretation) in paragraph (a) of
the definition of “the court” for the words after “High” substitute “Court;”.

30Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45)Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45)

28 In section 10(6) (definitions) for paragraph (b) of the definition of “officer of
a court” substitute—

Senior Courts Act 1981 (c. 54)1981 (c. 54)

29 35In section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (costs)—

(a) in subsection (1)(c) (costs of county court proceedings) for “any”
substitute “the”, and

(b) in subsection (8)(b) for “a county court” substitute “the county
court”.

40Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

30 (1) The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 is amended as follows.

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(2) In section 252(6)(a) (court which is to determine disputes as to Crown use of
designs) for the words after “High” substitute “Court,”.

(3) Omit sections 287 to 289 and 291 (patents county court).

Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

31 5The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 is amended as follows.

32 (1) Section 1 (allocation of business between the High Court and county courts)
is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)(a) for “county courts have” substitute “the county court
has”.

(3) 10In subsection (1)(b) and (c) for “county courts” substitute “the county court”.

(4) In subsection (1)(e) and (g) for “a” substitute “the”.

(5) Omit subsections (4) to (6) (jurisdiction of particular county courts).

(6) In subsections (7)(a)(ii) and (10) for “any county court” substitute “the
county court”.

(7) 15In the title for “county courts” substitute “county court”.

33 (1) Section 11 (representation in certain county court cases) is amended as
follows.

(2) For “a county court”, in each place, substitute “the county court”.

(3) In subsection (5) for “a court” substitute “the county court”.

(4) 20In subsection (6) for “any county court” substitute “the county court”.

34 In section 15(3) (costs of previous steps to enforce a judgment or order) for
“a county court” substitute “the county court”.

35 In section 71(3)(e) (meaning of “county court qualification”) for “county
courts” substitute “the county court”.

25Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22)Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22)

36 In section 49(a) (persons authorised to appear on behalf of Secretary of State)
for “before a district judge of a” substitute “the”.

Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)

37 (1) The Housing Act 1996 is amended as follows.

(2) 30In section 143N(1) (demoted tenancies: jurisdiction of county court) for “A
county” substitute “The county”.

(3) In section 158(1) (interpretation of Chapter 3 of Part 5) in the definition of
“relevant judge” for paragraph (b) substitute—

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

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

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(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
5lane)—

(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) 10in 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 15In 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.

20Courts 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”
25substitute “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
30“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
352007 for the words from “signed—” to the end substitute “signed by a judge
of the county court.”

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”.

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

43 In 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) 5omit subsections (3) and (4) (power to provide for jurisdiction of
county courts under the Act to be exercisable only by some courts).

Police 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) 10for “a county”, in both places, substitute “the county”, and

(b) omit “or district judge”.

Tribunals, 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
15“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
the 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
20county court”.

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

(5) In 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) 25Omit section 112AA(3) and (4) (meaning of “proper county court”).

48 (1) In section 107 (enforcement restriction orders) amend the sections to be
inserted 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) 30Omit “proper”, in each place.

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

(5) In 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”.

(7) 35Omit 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,”.

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

49 In 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 5In section 65(1) of the London Local Authorities Act 2007 (certificated
bailiffs) for the words from “signed—” to the end substitute “signed by a
judge 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) 10Omit section 48(1) (rules may make provision about exercise of county court
jurisdiction).

(3) In 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”.

15Part 3 Further amendments

Amendment 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) 20for “A county court”, in each place, substitute “The county court”,
and

(b) for “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
25courts” substitute “the county court”.

54 In 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
30county courts) omit “county courts,”.

56 In 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 35In section 5 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954—

(a) in 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
40having jurisdiction in the place where the land is situated”, and for “a county
court”, substitute “the county court”.

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) 45In section 105 of that Act—

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(a) in 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) 5allocating proceedings under this Act in England and
Wales 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) 10in the first sentence in subsection (3) after “a county court” insert “in
Northern 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
15England and Wales to the county court or, in Northern Ireland,”.

62 In 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 20In the Chancel Repairs Act 1932—

(a) in 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) 25for “a judge of county courts” substitute “the county court”,
and

(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) 30after “appeal” insert “in England and Wales to the county court or in
Northern 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 35In the Civil Procedure Act 1997—

(a) in 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
40“within the county court”, and

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

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
45England and Wales in the county court or in Northern Ireland”.

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69 In paragraph 11 of Schedule 11 to the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform
Act 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
5situated”.

71 In section 2(7) of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 after
“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
10Act 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”
substitute “county court”.

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

75 15In 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
section”.

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
20England and Wales by the High Court or the county court or, in Northern
Ireland,”.

78 In section 5 of the Debtors Act 1869—

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

(b) 25for “any county court” substitute “the county court”, and

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

79 In 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) 30in section 10(2) omit “the registrar of”, and

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

80 In 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 35In the Enterprise Act 2002—

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

(b) in 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
40against whom the order is sought carries on business
or has a place of business in England and Wales;, and

(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”.

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