Courts Act 2019
|Publication Date:||January 01, 2019|
Courts Act 2019
An Act to amend section 1A of the Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act 1961 to increase the number of ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal to fifteen; to amend the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961; to amend the Courts and Court Officers Act 1995; to amend the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015; and to provide for related matters.
[23 July 2019]
Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows:
1 Amendment of section 1A of Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act 1961
1. Section 1A (inserted by section 6 of the Court of Appeal Act 2014) of the Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act 1961 is amended in subsection (2) by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (b):
“(b) not more than 15 ordinary judges, each of whom shall be styled ‘Breitheamh den Chúirt Achomhairc’ (‘Judge of the Court of Appeal’).”.
2 Amendment of Courts and Court Officers Act 1995
2. Section 27 of the Courts and Court Officers Act 1995 is amended by—
(a) the deletion of subsections (6) and (7), and
(b) the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (11):
“(12) This section shall not apply to an adjudication of legal costs under Part 10 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.”.
3 Amendment of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015
3. The Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 is amended—
(a) in section 141, by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (5):
“(6) For the purposes of subsection (3)(f), a County Registrar need not publish the reasons for a determination where he or she is of the opinion that the taxation concerned does not involve a matter of legal importance.”,
(b) in section 154(10)—
(i) in paragraph (c), by the substitution of “adjudication,” for “adjudication, and”,
(ii) in paragraph (d), by the substitution of “attempt,” for “attempt.”, and
(iii) by the insertion of the following paragraphs after paragraph (d):
“(e) a procedure whereby a party to an adjudication may, upon notice to another party—
(i) pay into court a sum of money, or
(ii) make an offer by way of tender to the other party,
in satisfaction of the costs of the other party that are the subject of the adjudication, and
(f) the respective liability of the parties referred to in paragraph (e) for the costs of the adjudication where the amount of a payment or offer referred to in that paragraph is equal to or greater than the amount of the costs concerned that, in the adjudication, are determined to...
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