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These Rules may be cited as the Lands Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 1998 and shall come into force on 1st February 1998.

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Specified date

Specified date: 1 February 1998: see above.

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The Lands Tribunal Rules 1996 (“the 1996 Rules”) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of these Rules.

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Specified date

Specified date: 1 February 1998: see r 1.

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After rule 29 of the 1996 Rules insert a new rule as follows—

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(1)    If it appears to the President that any case coming before the Tribunal calls for special knowledge he may direct that the Tribunal shall hear the case with the aid of one or more assessors appointed by him.

(2)    The remuneration to be paid to an assessor appointed under this rule shall be determined by the President with the approval of the Treasury.”

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Specified date

Specified date: 1 February 1998: see r 1.

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4

After paragraph (c) of rule 32 of the 1996 Rules insert the following—

“(d)    section 66 (enforcement of the award).”.

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Specified date

Specified date: 1 February 1998: see r 1.

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These Rules shall apply to proceedings commenced before the date on which they come into force as well as to proceedings commenced on or after that date.

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Specified date: 1 February 1998: see r 1.

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Signature

Signed on behalf of the Lord Chancellor

G W Hoon

Parliamentary Secretary

Lord Chancellor's Department

8th January 1998

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Rules)

Rule 32 of the Lands Tribunal Rules 1996 applies certain provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996 to proceedings before the Tribunal. These rules amend the 1996 Rules in order to provide that section 66 of the Arbitration Act 1996 should apply to such proceedings. Section 66 deals with the enforcement of arbitration awards.

These rules also amend the 1996 Rules in order to allow the President to appoint assessors to hear a case with the Tribunal.

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