Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004

Increase in number of judges of High Court, Circuit Court and District Court.

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56.The Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 is amended by—

( a) the substitution of the following section for section 9 (inserted by section 2 of the Courts and Court Officers (Amendment) Act 2003 ):

“9.—The number of ordinary judges of the High Court shall not be more than 31.”,

( b) the substitution of the following section for section 10 (inserted by section 26 of the Act of 2002):

“10.—The number of ordinary judges of the Circuit Court shall not be more than 33.”,

and

( c) the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1) (inserted by section 27(1) of the Act of 2002) of section 11:

“(1) The number of judges of the District Court in addition to the President of the District Court shall not be more than 54.”.