Courts Service Act, 1998

Powers of Service.

6.—(1) Subject to this Act but notwithstanding any other enactment, the Service may do anything necessary or expedient for enabling it to perform its functions.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Service may—

(a) acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land or rights over or in respect of land, and acquire, hold and dispose of any other property,

(b) enter into contracts and arrangements,

(c) arrange staff training and education,

(d) establish arrangements for consultation with users of the courts,

(e) at the request of the Minister, or on its own initiative, recommend to the Minister appropriate scales of court fees and charges,

(f) make proposals to the Minister in relation to the distribution of jurisdiction and business among the courts and matters of procedure,

(g) provide services to other bodies subject to such conditions, including the payment of fees, as it thinks fit,

(h) with the consent of the Minister, engage consultants and advisers in connection with the performance of its functions,

(i) operate public bank accounts within the meaning of section 18 of the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act, 1866 , and

(j) designate court venues.