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The Contracts Court

The Contracts Court comprising a Jurat Lieutenant-Bailiff and four other Jurats convenes twice weekly as a Contracts Court (colloquially styled the Conveyancing Court) to witness conveyances of real property, real property agreements, legal charges on property (bonds), marriage contracts and deed polls prior to their registration on the public record.

Each document is witnessed by the presiding Lieutenant-Bailiff and two of the Jurats.

The assembled Jurats sit immediately thereafter in the same court room to hear and dispose of minor liquor licence applications such as applications for an existing licence to be exercised at additional times. The Court has power to transfer a case to the Ordinary Court sitting with a judge of law.