Supreme Court of Judicature Act 1910

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1910 c. 12


Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1910

(10 Edw. 7 & 1 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 12.

An Act to provide for the appointment of two additional Judges of the High Court.

[26th July 1910]

B E it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Power to appoint two additional judges.

1 Power to appoint two additional judges.

(1) It shall be lawful for His Majesty to appoint two judges of the High Court in addition to the number of judges of that court authorised to be appointed by the Judicature Acts, 1873 to 1902.

(2) The judges so appointed shall be attached to the King's Bench Division of the High Court subject to such power of transfer as is in the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1873 , mentioned, and the law relating to the appointment and qualification of judges of the High Court, to their duties and tenure of office, to their precedence, salary and pensions, and otherwise, shall apply to any judge appointed under this section.

It shall be lawful for His Majesty, after the appointment of the said judges, to fill any vacancy occurring among the puisne judges of the King's Bench Division, provided that whenever after the first day of August one thousand nine hundred and eleven the whole number of such puisne judges amounts to fifteen or upwards, such vacancy shall not be filled unless and until an address is presented from both Houses of Parliament representing that the state of business in the King's Bench Division requires that such vacancy should be filled.

S-2 Short title.

2 Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as theSupreme Court of Judicature Act, 1910, and the Judicature Acts, 1873 to 1902, the...

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