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Access to Justice Act 1999

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14(1)Section 54 (indemnification of justices' and their clerks) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2) (indemnification out of local funds), for “out of local funds” (in both places) substitute “by the appropriate authority”.

(3)After that subsection insert—

(2A)In subsection (2) above the “appropriate authority” means—

(a)the Greater London Magistrates' Courts Authority, where at the material time the justice or justices' clerk was acting for an area consisting of or falling within Greater London; or

(b)the paying authority or authorities, where at the material time the justice or justices' clerk was acting for an area outside Greater London.

(4)In subsection (7) (apportionment between paying authorities), for the words from “there are” to “clerk,” substitute “, in relation to any justice or justices' clerk acting for an area outside Greater London, there are two or more paying authorities,”.

(5)In subsection (9) (interpretation), in the definition of “paying authority”, for the words from “, in relation” to the end substitute—

(a)in relation to any justice or justices' clerk who at the material time acted for an area outside Greater London, means any authority which is a paying authority for the purposes of section 55 below in relation to the magistrates' courts committee for that area; and

(b)in relation to a justice or justices' clerk who at the material time acted for an area consisting of or falling within Greater London, means the council of any London borough or the Common Council of the City of London.

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