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Courts Act 2003

Flexibility in deployment of judicial resources

Section 67: Removal of restriction on Circuit judges sitting on certain appeals

162.This section provides for the repeal of section 56A of the SCA 1981 (as inserted by section 52(8) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994).  Repeal will enable the selected Circuit judges who sit in the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal to hear or determine any appeal against either a conviction before a judge of the High Court or a sentence passed by a judge of the High Court.

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