Gender Recognition Act 2015

17.

Appeal

17. (1) A person may appeal a decision of the Minister under section 8(3)(b) to the court not later than 90 days, or such longer period as a judge of the court may for good and sufficient reason determine, after the date of the notice given under section 8(5) .

(2) Upon an appeal under subsection (1), a judge of the court may make an order—

(a) requiring the Minister to issue the gender recognition certificate under section 8(3)(a) ,

(b) requiring the Minister to reconsider the application for a gender recognition certificate, or

(c) affirming the decision of the Minister to refuse to issue the gender recognition certificate.

(3) A person may appeal a decision of the Minister under section 14(4)(a) to the court not later than 90 days, or such longer period as a judge of the court may for good and sufficient reason determine, after the date of the notice given under section 14(5) .

(4) Upon an appeal under subsection (3), a judge of the court may make an order—

(a) requiring the Minister not to revoke the gender recognition certificate,

(b) requiring the Minister to reconsider the decision to revoke the gender recognition certificate, or

(c) affirming the decision of the Minister to revoke the gender recognition certificate.

(5) A person may appeal a decision of the Minister under section 15(3)(b) to the court not later than 90 days, or such longer period as a judge of the court may for good and sufficient reason determine, after the date of the notice given under section 15(5) .

(6) Upon an appeal under subsection (5), a judge of the court may make an order—

(a) requiring the Minister to revoke the gender recognition certificate,

(b) requiring the Minister to reconsider the application to revoke the gender recognition certificate, or

(c) affirming the decision of the Minister to refuse to revoke the gender recognition certificate.

(7) A person may appeal a decision of the Minister under section 16(3)(b) to the court not later than 90 days, or such longer period as a judge of the court may for good and sufficient reason determine, after notice is given under section 16(5) .

(8) Upon an appeal under subsection (7), a judge of the court may make an order—

(a) requiring the Minister to correct the clerical error or error of fact in the gender recognition certificate,

(b) requiring the Minister to reconsider the application to correct the clerical error or error of fact in the gender recognition certificate, or

(c) affirming the decision of the Minister to refuse to correct the clerical error or error of fact in the gender recognition certificate.

(9) The person appealing under subsection (1), (3), (5) or (7) shall give notice in writing to the Minister of the appeal.

(10) The court may make such ancillary orders as it considers necessary in order to give effect to any order it makes under subsection (2), (4), (6) or (8).