These Rules may be cited as the Justices' Clerks and Assistants (Amendment) Rules 2014 andcome into force on 22nd April 2014.
These Rules amend the Justices' Clerks and Assistants Rules 2014 by replacing the table in theSchedule in those Rules, which lists the functions of the new single family court or of a judge ofthe court which those Rules authorise justices' clerks and assistants to justices' clerks to carry out.
These Rules are made as part of the establishment of the single family court (provision for whichis made in section 17 of, and Schedules 10 and 11 to, the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (c.22)), andthe amendments are made principally in consequence of the Children and Families Act 2014 (c.6)and related statutory instruments giving effect to that Act, in particular in relation to the time limitfor conduct of public law proceedings involving children.
An impact assessment for these Rules is annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum, which is available alongside these Rules at www.legislation.gov.uk.
The SI is available to download here.