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The Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud)(Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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The Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

4.—(1) In section 48 (alteration by Crown Court of place of trial)—

(a)in subsection (2), after the word “or”, in the second place where it occurs, insert the words “by substituting some other place for the place specified in a notice under Article 3 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (notices of transfer from magistrates' court to Crown Court) or by varying”;

(b)in subsection (3), for the word “or”, in the second place where it occurs, substitute the words “, as specified in a notice under Article 3 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 or as fixed”;

(c)in paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (5), after the word “committal”, in each place insert the words “or of the giving of a notice of transfer under Article 3 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”; and

(d)after subsection (6) insert the following subsection—

(6A) Where a preparatory hearing has been ordered under Article 6 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988, directions altering the place of trial may be given under subsection (2) at any time before the jury are sworn.

(2) In section 51(4)(a) (power of Crown Court to grant bail to any person committed in custody for appearance before the Crown Court) after the word “Court” insert the words “or in relation to whose case a notice of transfer has been given under Article 3 of the Criminal Justice (Serious Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.

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