Personal Insolvency Act 2012
Amendment of section 17 of Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961.
“(2C) A specialist judge of the Circuit Court shall be qualified for appointment as an ordinary judge of the Circuit Court.”,
( e) by inserting the following after subsection (3):
“(4) Any of the following persons shall be qualified for appointment as a specialist judge of the Circuit Court:
( a) a person who is for the time being a county registrar, having held such office for not less than 2 years continuously, and
( b) subject to subsection (5)—
(i) a person who is for the time being a practising barrister or a practising solicitor of not less than 10 years standing, and
(ii) a judge of the District Court.
(5) Subsection (4)( b) shall come into operation on such day, being not later than 1 January 2014, as the Minister may by order appoint.”.