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Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division


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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. 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.

Subjects: Law.


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