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Courts Act 1971

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26Masters and registrars to be appointed by Lord Chancellor

(1)On and after the appointed day the following officers shall be appointed by the Lord Chancellor, with the concurrence of the Minister for the Civil Service as to numbers and salaries.—

(a)the masters, assistant masters and registrars specified in Part I of Schedule 3 to the Judicature Act 1925, other than the Master of the Court of Protection (for whose appointment by the Lord Chancellor provision is made by section 100 of the Mental Health Act 1959);

(b)the Queen's coroner and attorney and master of the Crown Office;

(c)the registrar, assistant registrars and deputy assistant registrars of criminal appeals ;

(d)the admiralty registrar;

(e)chancery registrars and assistant chancery registrars; and

(f)district probate registrars.

(2)The person appointed to the office of Queen's coroner and attorney and master of the Crown Office shall, by virtue of his appointment, be a master of the Supreme Court (Queen's Bench Division).

(3)In section 122 of the Judicature Act 1925 (which relates to certain additional duties of the senior master of the Queen's Bench Division) for the words " The senior master" there shall be substituted the words

The Lord Chancellor shall appoint one of the masters

and after the word " Division)" there shall be inserted the words

to be the senior master and the person so appointed.

(4)In section 128A of the Judicature Act 1925 (which relates to the office of district probate registrar) for any reference in subsection (2) or subsection (3) to the President of the Family Division there shall be substituted a reference to the Lord Chancellor.

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