Personal Insolvency Act 2012

192.

Amendment of Courts and Court Officers Act 1995.

192.— The Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 is amended—

( a) in section 12, in the definition of “judicial office”, by inserting “, specialist judge of the Circuit Court” after “Circuit Court”,

( b) in section 16(7) (as amended by section 8 of the Courts and Court Officers Act 2002), by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph ( a):

“( a) When submitting the name of a person to the Minister under this section, the Board shall indicate whether the person satisfies the requirements of—

(i) subsection (2) of section 5 (as amended by section 4 of the Courts and Court Officers Act 2002) of the Act of 1961 (in the case of an appointment to the office of ordinary judge of the Supreme Court or of ordinary judge of the High Court),

(ii) subsection (2) or (2B) of section 17 (as amended by section 188 of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012) of the Act of 1961 (in the case of an appointment to the office of judge of the Circuit Court),

(iii) subsection (4) (inserted by section 188 of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012) of section 17 of the Act of 1961 (in the case of an appointment to the office of specialist judge of the Circuit Court), or

(iv) subsection (2) or (3) of section 29 of the Act of 1961 (in the case of an appointment to the office of judge of the District Court),

in respect of appointment to the judicial office for which the person wishes to be considered and the Board shall not recommend a person to the Minister under this section unless the person satisfies those requirements.”,

( c) by inserting the following after section 19:

“Training and education of specialist judges of Circuit Court.

19A.— A specialist judge of the Circuit Court shall take such course or courses of training or education, or both, as may be required by the Chief Justice or the President of the Circuit Court, at such time or times as the Chief Justice or, as the case may be, the President of the Circuit Court may specify.”.