Judicature Amendment Act 1979

Judicature Amendment Act 1979

Public Act1979 No 124
Date of assent13 December 1979

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Justice.


An Act to amend the Judicature Act 1908

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Judicature Amendment Act 1979, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Judicature Act 1908 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

    (2) This section and sections 3 to 5, 7, and 8 of this Act shall come into force on the date on which this Act receives the Governor-General's assent.

    (3) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, this Act shall come into force on the 1st day of April 1980.

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3
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3 was repealed, as from 16 December 1983, by section 2(2) Judicature Amendment Act 1983 (1983 No 103).

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5
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5 was repealed, as from 1 April 1985, by section 4(1)(b) Judicature Amendment Act (No 3) 1985 (1985 No 136).

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7
  • [Repealed]

    Section 7 was repealed, as from 6 November 1986, by section 6(3) Judicature Amendment Act 1986 (1986 No 93).

8 Additional Judges of Court of Appeal in certain circumstances
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  • [Repealed]

    Section 11 was repealed, as from 6 November 1986, by section 9 Judicature Amendment Act 1986 (1986 No 93).

12 References to Supreme Court deemed references to High Court
  • Every reference to the Supreme Court in any enactment passed before the date of the commencement of this section, or in any document executed before that date, shall be deemed to be a reference to the High Court, and every such reference to a Judge of the Supreme Court shall be deemed for all purposes to be a reference to a Judge of the High Court.

13 Transitional provisions
  • (1) Every person who, immediately before the commencement of this Act, was holding office as a permanent Judge of the Supreme Court shall be deemed for all purposes to have been appointed as a Judge of the High Court, and his commission shall be construed accordingly.

    (2) Every person who, immediately before the commencement of this Act, was holding office as a temporary Judge of the Supreme Court shall be deemed for all purposes to have been appointed to be a temporary Judge of the High Court, and his commission shall be construed accordingly.

    (3) Every person who, immediately before the commencement of this Act, was holding office as a Registrar or Deputy Registrar or an officer of the Supreme Court shall be deemed for all purposes to have been appointed to be a Registrar or Deputy Registrar or an officer of the High Court.

    (4) Every office of the Supreme Court existing immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed for all purposes to have been established pursuant to section 23A of the principal Act as an office of the High Court.