Courts Service Act, 1998

Transfer of property other than land to Service.

27.—(1) On the establishment day all property other than land but including choses-in-action, which immediately before that day was the property of the Minister, the Commissioners or a local authority within the meaning of section 26 (as the case may be) and was used in connection with the functions of the Minister corresponding to the functions of the Service, shall be vested in the Service without any assignment.

(2) The Minister may on his or her own initiative, and shall on the application of the Service, issue a certificate in respect of specified property stating, as the Minister thinks proper, that the property vested in the Service under this section or did not so vest, and the certificate shall be evidence of the facts so stated.

(3) Every chose-in-action transferred by subsection (1) to the Service may, after the establishment day, be sued on, recovered or enforced by the Service in its own name and it shall not be necessary for the Service or the Minister to give notice to a person bound by the chose-in-action of the transfer effected by that subsection.