Dear Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service,
The County Court is obliged to maintain a Register of it's judgements, per the Courts Act 2003 (as amended 2013). Please provide the following:
1) Where the Register of the County Court is kept?
i) Whether each branch of the County Court holds it's own Register or whether the Register is now national for England and Wales (If the latter, please specify when the situation changed)
2) Whether the Register is paper or electronic? If there has been a change from one to the other, as with other courts, then please specify when the change took place and where the paper register has gone.
3) The procedure for obtaining an extract from the Register of the County Court.
a) Reasonable efforts have been made at the appropriate County Court which denies it has any form of Register before it had new computers in 2010
b) Please, this is NOT for matters recorded at Registry Trust.
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