Administration of Justice Act 1696

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The Administration of Justice Act 1696[1]
Long title An Act for the better preventing of frivolous and vexatious Suits.[2]
Citation 8 & 9 Will 3 c 11

The Administration of Justice Act 1696 (8 & 9 Will 3 c 11) was an Act of the Parliament of England, originally titled An Act for the better preventing of frivolous and vexatious Suits.

Repeals[edit]

Sections 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 were repealed by section 2 of, and Part II of the Schedule to, the Civil Procedure Acts Repeal Act 1879. This repeal did not operate in respect of any court other than the Supreme Court of Judicature in England.[3]

Sections 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 were repealed by section 4 of the Statute Law Revision and Civil Procedure Act 1883. But see section 7 of that Act as to the Lancaster Palatine Court and the inferior civil courts (now abolished).

Sections 99(1)(f) and (g) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act 1925 provided that the whole Act, so far as unrepealed, could be repealed by rules of court made under section 99 of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act 1925.

Section 4 was repealed by section 2 of, and Part I of the Schedule to, the Civil Procedure Acts Repeal Act 1879.

In Section 8, the words from "from and after" to "ninety and seven" were repealed by section 1 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948.

Case references[edit]

The Act was referred to by the House of Lords in its decision on Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. v. Don Jose Ramos Yzquierdo y Castaneda (1904) as the law "upon which English lawyers rely" for making the distinction between damages and penalties.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. ^ These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".
  3. ^ The Civil Procedure Acts Repeal Act 1879, section 4(2)
  4. ^ Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Limited v. Don Jose Ramos Yzquierdo y Castaneda, accessed 16 May 2016