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Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978

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8Additional provisions as to persons rendering judicial assistance

(1)A person may sit and act under section 6 or 7 as a judge of a court for the purpose of a particular case or cases or during a specified period and whether or not all the judges of that court are sitting or are available to sit.

(2)Every person while sitting and acting under section 6 or 7 shall, subject to subsection (3), be treated for all purposes as, and accordingly may perform any of the functions of, a judge of the court in which he is sitting and acting.

(3)A person shall not by virtue of subsection (2) be treated as a judge of the court in which he is sitting and acting for the purposes of any statutory provision relating to—

(a)the appointment, retirement, removal or disqualification of judges of that court;

(b)the tenure of office and oaths to be taken by such judges; or

(c)the remuneration, allowances or pensions of such judges.

(4)A person who has sat and acted under section 6 or 7 as a judge of any court shall, although any period has expired during which he was so sitting and acting, attend the sittings of that court for the purpose of giving judgment in or otherwise acting in relation to any case heard by him or by that court while he so sat and acted.

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