Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992

Preservation of contracts and continuance of legal proceedings.

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19. (1) Every contract which was entered into in relation to a college or in relation to an educational institution or part of such an institution to which an order made under section 3 (3) of this Act relates and is in force immediately before the establishment date between the vocational education committee and any person shall continue in force on and after the establishment date, but shall be construed and have effect as if the college were substituted therein for the vocational education committee and every such contract shall be enforceable by or against the college accordingly.

(2) Where, immediately before the establishment date, any legal proceedings are pending to which the vocational education committee is a party and the proceedings have reference to a college or to an educational institution or part of such an institution to which such order relates, the name of the college shall be substituted in the proceedings for that of the vocational education committee and the proceedings shall not abate by reason of such substitution.

(3) This section does not apply to any contract or proceedings in relation to land.

(4) In this section, a reference to a college, in relation to a time before the establishment date, shall be construed in accordance with subsection (6) of section 18 of this Act.