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Amendment to: Order 4
S.I. No. 19 of 2019: Circuit Court Rules (Order 4) 2019


1. (1) These Rules, which may be cited as the Circuit Court Rules (Order 4) 2019, shall come into operation on the 19th day of February 2019.

(2) These Rules shall be construed together with the Circuit Court Rules 2001 to 2019.

(3) The Circuit Court Rules 2001 to 2019 as amended by these Rules may be cited as the Circuit Court Rules 2001 to 2019.

2. Order 4 of the Circuit Court Rules is amended:

      (i) by the substitution for the Heading of that Order of the following heading:

        “Court Seal and Authentication of Court Documents”;

      (ii) by the substitution for rule 1(4) of that Order of the following sub-rule:

        “(4) The persons who may authenticate the impression of the Seal of the Court on a document mentioned in sub-rule (2) or a document mentioned in sub-rule (3) are:
            (a) the County Registrar, or

            (b) such person, or one of such persons, as may, for such period as may be specified, be nominated in writing for that purpose by the County Registrar, or

            (c) where any business of the office of the Court in a county is specified in accordance with section 14 of the Courts and Court Officers Act 2009 as business that shall be transacted in a combined court office established under that section, and for the purposes of such business:


              (i) the combined court office manager appointed under section 19 of that Act for that combined court office, or

              (ii) such member of the staff of the Courts Service employed in that combined court office under section 21 of the Courts and Court Officers Act 2009 as may, for such period as may be specified, be nominated in writing for that purpose by the combined court office manager concerned.”;

      and

      (iii) by the substitution for rule 2 of that Order of the following rule:


        “2. Where by reason of the re-arrangement of Circuits an embossing Seal is not available for a particular Circuit Court area then until such time as an embossing Seal becomes available, all documents required by Rule 1 of this Order to be authenticated by the Seal of the Court shall be authenticated by the signatures of both the Circuit Court Judge and

        (a) the County Registrar for the said area or

        (b) where paragraph (c) of rule 1(4) of this Order applies, the combined court office manager concerned or member of the staff of the Courts Service employed in the combined court office nominated in writing for that purpose by that combined court office manager.