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Administration of Justice Act 1973

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9(1)Subject to any express amendment or repeal made by this Act, any enactment passed or instrument made before the passing of this Act shall have effect from the beginning of April 1974 as if—

(a)any reference to a person appointed justice by a commission of the peace or to a person being removed from a commission of the peace were a reference to his being appointed or removed from office as a justice of the peace in accordance with section 1 of this Act; and

(b)any reference to a supplemental list kept by virtue of section 4 of the Justices of the Peace Act 1949 in connection with the commission of the peace for any area were a reference to the supplemental list for England and Wales kept under section 1 of this Act.

(2)For section 33(2) of the Solicitors Act 1957 (which restricts the right to practise of a solicitor who is a justice of the peace for any area and whose name is not on the supplemental list) there shall be substituted—

(2)Where a solicitor is a justice of the peace for any area, that shall not subject him or any partner of his to any disqualification under this section if his name is entered in the supplemental list kept under section 1 of the Administration of Justice Act 1973 ; and where a solicitor is, as being Lord Mayor or alderman, a justice of the peace for the City of London, that shall not subject him or any partner of his to any disqualification under this section, if he is in accordance with section 1(6) of that Act excluded from the exercise of his functions as a justice for the City.

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