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Courts Act, 1971

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Number 36 of 1971


COURTS ACT, 1971


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Extension of jurisdiction of Circuit Court.

3.

Extension of jurisdiction of Cork Local Admiralty Court.

4.

Extension of jurisdiction of High Court under Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act, 1871.

5.

Limitation on amount of plaintiff's costs in certain High Court actions.

6.

Abolition of juries in civil cases in Circuit Court.

7.

Extension of jurisdiction of District Court in certain cases.

8.

Extension of jurisdiction of District Court in cases of detinue.

9.

Extension of jurisdiction of District Court under Hire-Purchase Acts, 1946 and 1960.

10.

Extension of jurisdiction of District Court in interpleader by under-sheriffs.

11.

Extension of jurisdiction of District Court under Rent Restrictions Act, 1960.

12.

Extension of jurisdiction of Circuit Court and District Court under Hotel Proprietors Act, 1963.

13.

District Court to be a court of record.

14.

Evidence of decision in cases of summary jurisdiction.

15.

Power of justice to deal with urgent cases of summary jurisdiction in any part of his district.

16.

Amendment of section 26 of Act of 1953.

17.

Right of audience of solicitors.

18.

Weekly payments under Married Women (Maintenance in case of Desertion) Act, 1886.

19.

Payments under Illegitimate Children (Affiliation Orders) Act, 1930.

20.

Amendment of section 2 of Legitimacy Act 1931.

21.

Amendment of section 22 of Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act, 1961.

22.

Service by post of Circuit Court and District Court documents.

23.

Service by post of superior court documents.

24.

Repeals.

25.

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.


Acts Referred to

Courts of Justice Act, 1924

1924, No. 10

Courts of Justice Act, 1936

1936, No. 48

Courts of Justice Act, 1953

1953, No. 32

Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act, 1961

1961, No. 39

Attorneys' and Solicitors' Act, 1870

1870, c. 28

Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act, 1871

1871, c. 22

Succession Act, 1965

1965, No. 27

Hire-Purchase (Amendment) Act, 1960

1960, No. 15

Restrictions Act, 1960

1960, No. 42

Hotel Proprietors Act, 1963

1963, No. 7

Solicitors Act, 1954

1954, No. 36

Married Women (Maintenance in case of Desertion) Act, 1886

1886, c. 52

Illegitimate Children (Affiliation Orders) Act, 1930

1930, No. 17

Legitimacy Act, 1931

1931, No. 13

Legitimacy Declaration Act (Ireland), 1868

1868, c. 20

Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act, 1961

1961, No. 39

Courts Act, 1964

1964, No. 11

Court Officers Act, 1926

1926, No. 27

Dublin Police Act, 1842

1842, c. 24

Enforcement of Court Orders Act, 1940

1940, No. 23

Criminal Justice Act, 1951

1951, No. 2

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Number 36 of 1971


COURTS ACT, 1971


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE COURTS OF JUSTICE ACTS, 1924 TO 1961, AND THE COURTS (SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS) ACTS, 1961 TO 1968, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE COURTS. [15th December, 1971]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: