Law Terms Act 1830

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The Law Terms Act 1830
Long title An Act for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales.
Citation 11 Geo 4 & 1 Will 4 c 70
Royal assent 23 July 1830
Commencement 12 October 1830[1]
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Law Terms Act 1830 (11 Geo 4 & 1 Will 4 c 70) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that made various changes to the court system of England and Wales.

Section 8 granted direct appeal from the Court of Common Pleas to the Court of Exchequer Chamber, rather than indirectly through the King's Bench.[2]

Section 14 abolished the independent jurisdiction of the courts of session of the County Palatine of Chester.[3][4]

Section 15 was repealed by section 56 of, and Part IV of Schedule 11 to, the Courts Act 1971.

In a report dated 27 September 1985, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission said that section 32 was the only provision that had not been repealed. They said that local consultation had confirmed it was obsolete and unnecessary. They recommended the whole Act be repealed.[5] The Act was repealed by Group 1 of Part I of Schedule 1 to the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1986.


  1. ^ The Law Terms Act 1830, section 39
  2. ^ Cornish & Clark (1989) p.25
  3. ^ Reference in the Distress for Rent Act 1737 at the UK Statute Law Database
  4. ^ Yates (1856) p.7
  5. ^ The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. Statute Law Revision: Twelfth Report. Law Com 150. SLC 99. Cmnd 9648. Pages 6 and 34.