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Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

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Section 12

SCHEDULE 5Transfer of functions to Lord Chief Justice

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County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (c. 25 (N.I.))

1In section 102(2) and (4) of the County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959 (county court judges to sit in accordance with directions and to be assigned to divisions), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

Magistrates' Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 (c. 21 (N.I.))

2In section 9(3) and (5) of the Magistrates' Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 (resident magistrates to sit in accordance with directions and to be assigned to districts), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23)

3The Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 has effect subject to the following amendments.

4In section 7(1) and (2) (request to serving or retired law lord or retired judge of Court of Appeal or High Court to sit as judge of Court of Appeal or High Court and request to county court judge to sit as judge of High Court), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

5(1)Section 47 (Crown Court: directions as to judges and sittings) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2)—

(a)for “Lord Chancellor”, in the first place, substitute “Lord Chief Justice”, and

(b)for “Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

6In section 48(1)(c) (magistrates' court to have regard to directions under section 47(2) when committing person for trial), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

7In section 53(1)(c) and (d) (membership of Crown Court Rules Committee), for “Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

8In section 58(2) (directions as to places outside Royal Courts of Justice at which High Court and Court of Appeal sit and conduct business), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

9In section 60(1) (power to designate officer to exercise jurisdiction in relation to taxation of costs), for “Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

10In section 68(2)(b) and (4) (directions as to discharge of functions by statutory officers), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

11In section 75(2)(b) (directions conferring or imposing functions on Official Solicitor), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/397 (N.I. 3))

12The County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 has effect subject to the following amendments.

13In Article 4 (directions as to holding of courts), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

14In Article 5 (directions authorising sittings otherwise than in courthouses), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

15(1)Article 6 (appointment of days for holding of ordinary sittings) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (1), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

(3)In paragraph (2), for “Lord Chancellor shall consult the Lord Chief Justice and” substitute “Lord Chief Justice shall consult”.

16In Article 7(1) and (2) (additional and extraordinary sittings), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

17In Article 46(1)(a) (chairman of County Court Rules Committee) (as substituted by section 73 of this Act), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

18In Article 56(1) (swearing of affidavits before designated court officer), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

19In Article 58 (furnishing of information by certain officers), insert at the end “and furnish to the Lord Chief Justice such information as may be prescribed or required by the Lord Chief Justice.”

Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26))

20The Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 has effect subject to the following amendments.

21In Article 12(a) (petty sessions to be held in courthouse unless otherwise directed), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

22(1)Article 13 (Magistrates' Courts Rules) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (2), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

(3)In paragraph (5), after “member of the committee” insert “as the Lord Chief Justice shall designate.”

23In Article 15(2) (assignment of matters to juvenile courts by rules), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2405 (N.I. 19))

24(1)Article 360 of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (committee to review insolvency rules) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (1), for “continue to be a committee appointed by the Lord Chancellor” substitute “be a committee appointed by the Lord Chief Justice”.

(3)In paragraph (2)(f), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/1576 (N.I. 6))

25(1)Paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the Family Law (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (Northern Ireland Family Proceedings Rules Committee) is amended as follows.

(2)In sub-paragraph (c), for “Lord Chancellor after consultation with the Lord Chief Justice” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

(3)In sub-paragraph (f), for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.

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