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Courts Act 2003

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(1)In this Act—

  • “the 1933 Act” means the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12);

  • “the 1968 Act” means the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (c. 19);

  • “the 1978 Act” means the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 23);

  • “the 1980 Act” means the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43);

  • “the 1981 Act” means the Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54);

  • “the 1990 Act” means the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41);

  • “the 1997 Act” means the Civil Procedure Act 1997 (c. 12).

(2)In this Act the following have the meaning given by section 71 of the 1990 Act—

  • “5 year magistrates' court qualification”;

  • “7 year general qualification”;

  • “Supreme Court qualification”.

(3)In this Act “criminal court” has the meaning given by section 68.

(4)In this Act “judge”, except where the context otherwise requires, means a person holding an office listed in subsection (2) of section 64 (power to alter judicial titles).

(5)In this Act “lay justice” has the meaning given by section 9.

(6)In this Act “Magistrates' Courts Rule Committee” means the committee appointed by the Lord Chancellor under section 144 of the 1980 Act.

(7)In this Act “Minister of the Crown” has the same meaning as in the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975 (c. 26).

(8)In this Act “enactment” includes subordinate legislation and, except where otherwise provided, any reference to an enactment is to an enactment whenever passed or made; and “subordinate legislation” here has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30).

(9)In sections 102(6) and 109(5)(b) “enactment” also includes Northern Ireland legislation (whenever passed or made); and “Northern Ireland legislation” here has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978.

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