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SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I.Other functions of the Lord Chancellor and organisation of the courts

Part 1 E+W+S+N.I.Amendments

Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)E+W+S+N.I.

130(1)Section 63 (business assigned to specially nominated judges) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1) for “by the Lord Chancellor” substitute “ by the Lord Chief Justice after consulting the Lord Chancellor ”.

(3)In subsection (2) for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “ Lord Chief Justice, after consulting the Lord Chancellor, to be ”.

(4)After subsection (3) insert—

(4)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 (1) or (2).