Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title
ADMINISTRATION OF JUDICATURE
3. Chief Administrator
4. Appointment of certain members of judicature and its staff
5. Exercise by Commission of its disciplinary powers
6. Funds of judicature
7. Financial year of judicature
8. Accounts of judicature
9. Annual report of judicature
10. Allocation of High Court work
11. Judicial precedence
12. Capital expenditure on property and buildings
13. Establishment of committees
15. Funding of judicature pending due appropriation
16. Transitional arrangements for staff
to provide for the administration of the courts; to confer on the Judicial Service Commission power to appoint staff of the judicature; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
[31st December, 1994]
Act 42 of 1994,
SI 44 of 1995.
This Act may be cited as the Judicature Administration Act.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“Commission” means the Judicial Service Commission referred to in the Constitution and the Service Commission Act;
“Chief Administrator” means the Chief Administrator of the judicature appointed under section 3;
“court” does not include a court-martial;
“court fees” means any fees, commissions or charges payable under any law in connection with the lodgement, service, execution or administrative processing of any writ, application or other legal process, and includes sheriff’ fees and any commission, late fees or other charges so payable;
“judicature” means the Supreme Court, the High Court, the Industrial Relations Court, the subordinate courts, local courts and any other courts established by an Act of parliament;
“member of the judicature” means—
(a) the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice or any judge of the Supreme Court or High Court;
(b) the Chairman and any Deputy Chairman or member of the Industrial Relations Court;
(c) a magistrate or local court justice; and
(d) any officer having power to hold or exercise, in open court, the judicial powers of any court;
“staff of the judicature” means—
(a) the Chief Administrator;
(b) any sheriff or other officer or person appointed under sub-section (1) of section 4, other than a member of the judicature; and
(c) any person appointed under sub-section (2) of section 4.
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