3 Exercise of admiralty jurisdiction

(1)

The admiralty jurisdiction conferred by this Act—

(a)

may be exercised by the High Court in rem and in personam; and

(b)

may be exercised by the District Court in personam where the debt, demand, or damage or the value of the chattels claimed does not exceed the amount specified in section 74 of the District Court Act 2016, but the District Court does not, for the purposes of this Act, have jurisdiction in rem.

(2)

In exercising the jurisdiction conferred by this Act, the court may exercise at the same time any of its other civil jurisdiction, whether statutory or otherwise, and all powers incidental thereto.

(3)

Nothing in this Act derogates from any common law or equitable jurisdiction of the High Court or the District Court.

Section 3(1)(a): amended, on 1 April 1980, pursuant to section 12 of the Judicature Amendment Act 1979 (1979 No 124).

Section 3(1)(b): replaced, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 3(2): replaced, on 9 October 1975, by section 2 of the Admiralty Amendment Act 1975 (1975 No 57).

Section 3(3): replaced, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).