Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division

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Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division
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Seal of HM Court's Divisions
Department overview
Formed1873
Preceding Department
Dissolved1970
Superseding department
  • Family Division of the High Court of Justice
JurisdictionUnited Kingdom Government of the United Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon, England
Parent DepartmentHigh Court of Justice
(1873-1970)
Department of Admiralty
(1873-1964)

The Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division was a division of the High Court of Justice created by the Judicature Acts 1873–75 to take over the jurisdiction the High Court of Admiralty of the Department of Admiralty it existed until 1970 when it was renamed the Family Division, High Court of Justice.[1]

History

The Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division was a division of the High Court of Justice created by the Judicature Acts 1873–75 to take over the jurisdiction formerly exercised by the Court of Probate, the Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, and the High Court of Admiralty.[2] The Division was renamed the Family Division by the Administration of Justice Act 1970: the Admiralty jurisdiction was transferred to the Queen's Bench Division and the contentious probate jurisdiction to the Chancery Division.[3]

Footnotes

  1. "Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division - Oxford Reference". www.oxfordreference.com. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 2019. doi:10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100347236. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. Oxford University Press (OUP)
  3. Oxford University Press (OUP)