Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009

46.

New section 2A of Act of 1857.

46.— The Act of 1857 is hereby amended by the insertion after section 2 of the following new section:

“2A.— (1) Notice in writing of an appeal and a copy of the case stated and signed, required by section 2 (as extended by section 51 of the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 and amended by section 45 of the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009) of this Act to be given to any other party to the proceedings may, subject to subsection (2), be so given—

( a) by delivering it to him or her or to his or her solicitor,

( b) by addressing it to him or her and leaving it at his or her usual or last known residence or place of business or by addressing it to his or her solicitor and leaving it at the solicitor’s office,

( c) by sending it by registered post to him or her at his or her usual or last known residence or place of business or to his or her solicitor at the solicitor’s office, or

( d) in the case of a body corporate, by delivering it, or sending it by registered post, to the secretary or any other officer of the body at its registered or principal office.

(2) Notice in writing of an appeal and a copy of the case stated and signed, required by section 2 (as so extended and amended) of this Act to be given to any other party to the proceeding shall, if that party is not represented by a solicitor be given personally to him or her.

(3) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) the solicitor retained to appear on behalf of any party at the hearing and determination of the information or complaint shall be deemed to continue to be retained on his or her behalf unless the Court has otherwise been advised.”.