This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force on 13 September 2002 the Family Courts Amendment Act 2000. The Family Courts Amendment Act 2000—
•inserts in the Family Courts Act 1980 a new section 12, which, while Family Courts Rules are in force, requires proceedings in Family Courts (and related proceedings in District Courts) to be brought and dealt with under those rules, unless the Act under which the proceedings are brought provides for them to be brought or dealt with under some enactment other than those rules; and
•inserts in the Family Courts Act 1980 a new section 16A, which is a power to make Family Courts Rules (that is, rules regulating the practice and procedure of Family Courts in proceedings that they have jurisdiction to hear and determine); and
•makes consequential amendments to the Family Courts Act 1980 and other Acts.