Courts Act, 1981

Extension of jurisdiction of Circuit Court under Succession Act, 1965.

4.Section 6 of the Succession Act, 1965 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (3):

“(3) Unless the necessary parties to the proceedings in a cause sign, either before or at any time during the hearing, the form of consent prescribed by rules of court, the Circuit Court shall not, by virtue of subsection (2), have jurisdiction where the estate of the deceased person, in so far as it consists of real estate of which, at the time of his death, he was beneficially seised or possessed, exceeds the rateable valuation of £200.”.