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Courts Act 2003

Section 58: Inspectors of court administration etc

141.This section establishes a new independent inspectorate for court administration that will collectively be known as Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Court Administration. Inspectors will be appointed by the Lord Chancellor and one of these will be appointed by the Lord Chancellor as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Court Administration. The Lord Chancellor will meet the costs, including payments in respect of remuneration and allowances of the Inspectorate. Until the passing of this Act there were inspection arrangements for the administration of magistrates’ courts and CAFCASS, but not in relation to any other courts (JPA 1997, sections 62-63).

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