Courts and Court Officers Act 2009

15.

Variation of functions or dissolution of combined court office.

15.— (1) The Courts Service may vary the functions of a combined court office, including by—

( a) varying the business of the constituent court offices which is to be transacted there, other than any business that is the subject of an order under section 17 (1) ,

( b) designating another court office to be a constituent court office of that combined court office, and

( c) removing from the business of the combined court office any business of a constituent court office, other than any business that is the subject of an order under section 17 (1) .

(2) The power to establish a combined court office conferred by section 14 (1) includes the power to dissolve such an office, except where to dissolve the office would affect an order made under section 17 (1) .

(3) Sections 14(3) and 16 apply, with any necessary modifications, when the Courts Service exercises its powers under subsection (1) or (2).