Civil Proceedings (Jersey) Law 1956

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Published: 2004-08-31

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Civil Proceedings (Jersey) Law 1956

Revised Edition

04.200

Showing the law as at 31 August 2004

This is a revised edition of the law

Civil Proceedings (Jersey) Law 1956

Arrangement

Article

PART 1

COSTS IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

1            Interpretation

2            Power of Royal Court to award costs

3            Power of Petty Debts Court to award costs

4            Recovery of costs

5            Saving

PART 2

EXTENSION OF JURISDICTION OF PETTY DEBTS COURT

6            Right to proceed in Royal Court in virtue of judgment obtained in Petty Debts Court

PART 3

Citation

7            Citation

Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Table of Endnote References



Civil Proceedings (Jersey) Law 1956

A LAW to revise the Law with regard to the awarding of costs in Civil Proceedings and to extend the jurisdiction of the Petty Debts Court

Commencement [see endnotes]

PART 1

COSTS IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

1      Interpretation

In this Part of this Law, the expression “costs” includes recoverable costs and non-recoverable costs (frais répétables and frais non-répétables).

2      Power of Royal Court to award costs

(1)    Subject to the provisions of this Part and to rules of court made under the Royal Court (Jersey) Law 1948,[1] the costs of and incidental to all proceedings in the Royal Court shall be in the discretion of the Court, and the Court shall have full power to determine by whom and to what extent the costs are to be paid.

(2)    On the hearing of any appeal from the Petty Debts Court, the Royal Court shall have full power to determine how and by whom the costs of the proceedings in the Royal Court and in the Petty Debts Court are to be paid.

3      Power of Petty Debts Court to award costs

(1)    On the hearing of an action in the Petty Debts Court, the Court shall have power in its discretion to make such order as to costs –

(a)     where judgment is given for the plaintiff, to be paid by the defendant to the plaintiff;

(b)     where the defendant is discharged (déchargé or renvoyé) from the action, to be paid by the plaintiff to the defendant,

as it thinks just and reasonable:

Provided that, on any application for an order for the periodical payment of money, or for the revocation, revival, alteration or variation of such an order, or for the enforcement of such an order, the Court may, whatever adjudication it makes, order either party to pay the whole or any part of the other’s costs.

(2)    Where costs are ordered to be paid under this Article they shall be taxed by the Judicial Greffier unless the amount of such costs has been specified by the Court or agreed between the parties.[2]

4      Recovery of costs

Costs ordered to be paid under this Part shall be recoverable as a civil debt.

5      Saving

Nothing in this Part shall alter the practice in any criminal or quasi-criminal cause or matter.

PART 2

EXTENSION OF JURISDICTION OF PETTY DEBTS COURT

6      Right to proceed in Royal Court in virtue of judgment obtained in Petty Debts Court

A creditor who has obtained in the Petty Debts Court a judgment for a sum exceeding £25 may obtain from the Royal Court, sitting in or out of term, an order authorizing the Viscount to serve a notice on the judgment debtor requiring him or her to satisfy the judgment debt within 3 months from the date of the notice, and where, at the expiration of the said period, the judgment debtor has neither satisfied the judgment debt nor placed his or her property under the control of the Royal Court (remis ses biens entre les mains de la Justice) the Royal Court may, upon the application of the judgment creditor, adjudge the personal and real estate of the judgment debtor to be renounced.

PART 3

Citation

7      Citation

This Law may be cited as the Civil Proceedings (Jersey) Law 1956.

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and Number



Commencement



Civil Proceedings Law 1956



L.30/1956



1 April 1957 (R&O.3778)



Court of Appeal Law 1961



L.17/1961



15 June 1964 (R&O.4531)



Civil Proceedings (Amendment) Law 1974



L.19/1974



23 August 1974



Petty Debts Court (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Law 2000



L.29/2000



1 June 2004



Table of Renumbered Provisions



Original



Current



PART I



PART 1



2(2)



repealed by L.17/1961



(3)



2(2)



6



spent, omitted from this revised edition



PART II



PART 2



7



repealed by L.29/2000



8



spent, omitted from this revised edition



9



6



PART III



PART 3



10



spent, omitted from this revised edition



11



7



Table of Endnote References



[1]



chapter 07.770



[2] Article 3(2)



substituted by L.19/1974