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Circuit Court Rules

Amendment to: Order 2
S.I. No. 597 of 2014: Circuit Court Rules (Lugano convention and Maintenance Regulation) 2014


1. (1) These Rules, which shall come into operation on the 19th day of December 2014, may be cited as the Circuit Court Rules (Lugano Convention and Maintenance Regulation) 2014.

(2) These Rules shall be construed together with the Circuit Court Rules.

(3) The Circuit Court Rules as amended by these Rules may be cited as the Circuit Court Rules 2001 to 2014.

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3. The Circuit Court Rules are amended:

      (i) by the substitution for paragraphs (j) and (k) of Order 2 of the following paragraphs:

        “(j) Subject to Chapter II of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 or, as the case may be, to Title II of the Lugano Convention, the jurisdiction of the Court in proceedings that may be instituted in the State by virtue of Article 2, 9(1)(a), 12, 16, 19(1) or 20 or the proviso to Article 22(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 or, as the case may be, of the Lugano Convention, shall be exercised by a judge of the Court for the time being assigned to the circuit where the defendant, or one of the defendants, ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation.

        (k) The jurisdiction of the Court relating to proceedings that may be instituted in the State by virtue of Article 9(1)(b) or 16 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 or, as the case may be, of the Lugano Convention, by a plaintiff domiciled in the State may be exercised by a judge of the Court for the time being assigned to the circuit in which the plaintiff or one of the plaintiffs ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation.”;

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