Administration of Justice Act 1969

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1969 c. 58
that the relevant conditions are fulfilled in relation to his decision in those proceedings F46or that the conditions in subsection (3A) (“the alternative conditions”) are satisfied in relation to those proceedings, andthat a sufficient case for an appeal to the F4Supreme Court under this Part of this Act has been made out to justify an application for leave to bring such an appeal, .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .proceedings before a single judge of the High Court F5(including a person acting as such a judge under section 3 of the Judicature Act 1925) , or. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . proceedings before a Divisional Court.relates wholly or mainly to the construction of an enactment or of a statutory instrument, and has been fully argued in the proceedings and fully considered in the judgment of the judge in the proceedings, oris one in respect of which the judge is bound by a decision of the Court of Appeal or of the F4Supreme Court in previous proceedings, and was fully considered in the judgments given by the Court of Appeal or the F4Supreme Court (as the case may be) in those previous proceedings.the proceedings entail a decision relating to a matter of national importance or consideration of such a matter,the result of the proceedings is so significant (whether considered on its own or together with other proceedings or likely proceedings) that, in the opinion of the judge, a hearing by the Supreme Court is justified, orthe judge is satisfied that the benefits of earlier consideration by the Supreme Court outweigh the benefits of consideration by the Court of Appeal.(4) Any application for a certificate under this section shall be made to the judge immediately after he gives judgment in the proceedings:Provided that the judge may in any particular case entertain any such application made at any later time before the end of the period of fourteen days beginning with the date on which that judgment is given or such other period as may be prescribed by rules of court.(5) No appeal shall lie against the grant or refusal of a certificate under this section.(6) Her Majesty may by Order in Council amend subsection (3) of this section by altering, deleting, or substituting one or more new paragraphs for, either or both of paragraphs (a) and (b) of that subsection, or by adding one or more further paragraphs.(7) Any Order in Council made under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.(8) In this Part of this Act “civil proceedings” means any proceedings other than proceedings in a criminal cause or matter, and “the judge”, in relation to any proceedings to which this section applies, means the judge . . . referred to in paragraph (a) . . . of subsection (2) of this section, or the Divisional Court referred to in paragraph (c) of that subsection, as the case may be.(1) Where in any proceedings the judge grants a certificate under section 12 of this Act, then, at any time within one month from the date on which that certificate is granted or such extended time as in any particular case the F8Supreme Court may allow, any of the parties to the proceedings may

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