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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

Section 2: Introductory

11.This section sets out the offices which are covered by the sections dealing with judicial appointment and removal. These include the offices of Lord Chief Justice, Lords Justices of Appeal and any other office listed in Schedule 1. Subsection (2) provides for the First Minister and deputy First Minister, acting jointly, to be able to amend this list of offices (although they cannot add the offices of the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Justice of Appeal). The list may only be amended with the agreement of the Lord Chief Justice (subsection (3)).

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