Courts and Court Officers Act 2009

22.

Functions of staff.

22.— (1) The Courts Service may, notwithstanding any other provision of any enactment, appoint any member of staff of the Courts Service employed in a combined court office under section 21 as one or more of the following:

( a) a District Court clerk;

( b) a principal officer, within the meaning of Part I of the Court Officers Act 1926, of any office attached to the F3 [ Court of Appeal, ] High Court or the President of the High Court.

(2) A combined court office manager may, notwithstanding any other provision of any enactment, direct any member of staff of the Courts Service employed in a combined court office under section 21 to act as registrar to any of the following constituent courts:

F4 [ (a) the Central Criminal Court;

(b) the Court of Appeal;

(c) the Circuit Court, ]

( d) F5 [ ]

(3) Where, under subsection (2), a person is directed to act as registrar to a court mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) of that subsection, any reference in an enactment to a registrar of the court concerned is deemed to include such a person.