Courts Act, 1981

Extension of jurisdiction of Circuit Court under Married Women's Status Act, 1957.

3.Section 12 of the Married Women's Status Act, 1957 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) Where the rateable valuation of the land exceeds £200 and the application is made to the Circuit Court, that Court shall, if a defendant or respondent so requires before the hearing thereof, transfer the proceedings to the High Court, but any order made or act done in the course of such proceedings before such transfer shall be valid unless discharged or varied by order of the High Court.”.