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Courts Act 2003

District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts)

Section 22: Appointment etc.

71.This section makes similar provision to sections 10A(1), (3) and (4) of the JPA 1997 (as amended by the AJA 1999). These provide for the appointment by the Lord Chancellor of District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts), qualification requirements, payment of allowances, and removal from office. This section also replaces provisions in section 69 of the JPA 1997, which provides for the swearing-in of District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) – consequential amendments will require them to be sworn in by a Circuit Judge or High Court Judge.

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