all assize courts all quarter sessions The Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster (merged with the High Court) The Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Durham and Sadberge (merged with the High Court) The Mayor's and City of London Court (a new county court is established with the same name) The Tolzey and Pie Poudre Courts of the City and County of Bristol The Liverpool Court of Passage The Norwich Guildhall Court The Court of Record for the Hundred of Salford The officers of these courts were generally eligible to become circuit judges. The post of circuit judge is introduced in the second part of the Act. They sit in the Crown Court and county courts, are appointed by the monarch on the Lord Chancellor's advice, and retire at the age of 72 (this has now been changed to 70 by the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993). The Lord Chancellor may also sack a circuit judge on the grounds of "incapacity or misbehaviour". Judges are to have a salary and pension, and must take an oath of office. The act also introduces part-time Crown Court judges, known as recorders, who are similarly appointed by the Lord Chancellor. The fourth part of the Courts Act governs the selection of juries and related rules; it has since been repealed by the Juries Act 1974. Most of the remainder of the Act is about other miscellaneous administrative provisions relating to appointments, payment, and accommodation; these have almost all been repealed by the Supreme Court Act and other justice legislation.
References Halsbury's Statutes, Civil Procedure (The White Book), Sweet & Maxwell, 2006, Volume 2, 9B-83 - 9B-93
^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 59(1) of this Act.
^ The words in brackets were substituted on 1 October 2009 by the sections 59 and 148 of, and paragraph 4 of Schedule 11 to, the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. As to commencement see articles 2(b) and (d) of SI 2009/1604.
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