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SCHEDULE 4U.K.Other functions of the Lord Chancellor and organisation of the courts

Part 1 U.K.Amendments

Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)U.K.

118(1)Section 5 (divisions of the High Court) is amended as follows.U.K.

(2)In subsection (1)(a) for the words from “the Lord Chancellor” to “vice-president thereof,” substitute “ the Chancellor of the High Court, who shall be president thereof, ”.

(3)In subsection (1)(b) for “who shall be president thereof” substitute “ , the President of the Queen's Bench Division ”.

(4)In subsection (2) for “of the Lord Chancellor” in each place substitute “ given by the Lord Chief Justice after consulting the Lord Chancellor ”.

(5)In subsection (3) for the words from “with the concurrence of” to the end substitute with the concurrence of both of the following—

(a)the senior judge of the Division to which the judge is attached;

(b)the senior judge of the Division of which the judge is to act as an additional judge.

(6)After subsection (5) insert—

(6)The Lord Chief Justice may nominate a judicial office holder (as defined in section 109(4) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005) to exercise his functions under subsection (2).

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 4 para. 118 wholly in force at 3.4.2006; Sch. 4 para. 118 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 148; Sch. 4 para. 118(3) in force at 1.10.2005 by S.I. 2005/2505, art. 2; Sch. 4 para. 118 in force at 3.4.2006 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2006/1014, art. 2(a), Sch. 1 para. 11(i)