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County Courts Act (Northern Ireland) 1959

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102Appointment and assignment of judges.N.I.

[F1(1)Her Majesty may appoint a qualified person to be a judge.]

(2)A judge shall sit in the county court in accordance with directions given by the[F2Lord Chief Justice].

(3)A judge may, in accordance with such directions, sit as a judge [F3in any county court] .

(4)Subject to sub-sections (2) and (3), the[F2Lord Chief Justice] [F4may assign a judge to one or more division] and may from time to time vary any such assignment.

(5)The judge[F5, or (if more than one) one of the judges,] assigned to the division which is or includes—

(a)the area of the city of Belfast shall be styled the Recorder of Belfast;

(b)the area of the city of Londonderry shall be styled the Recorder of Londonderry.]

F6[(6)In this Act “judge” means a county court judge, that is to say a judge appointed under this section.] [F7and “division” means an administrative court division specified under section 2 of the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 for all or the residual purposes of a county court.]

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