Northern Ireland Act 2009

Prospective

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12(1)This paragraph applies if—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)before the coming into force of this paragraph a notice under section 5(3) of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 is given requiring the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission to select a person for appointment, or recommendation for appointment, to a listed judicial office (“the relevant requirement”), and

(b)at the time this paragraph comes into force, no appointment has been made.

(2)Section 5 of the 2002 Act, and any other relevant provision made by or under an Act or Northern Ireland legislation, continues to apply in relation to the relevant requirement as it applied immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph and, accordingly, the appointment is to be made as it would have been made immediately before the coming into force of this paragraph.