Courts of Justice Act, 1936

Temporary assignment of a judge outside his own circuit.

16.—(1) The Minister for Justice may at any time, with the consent of the judge concerned, temporarily assign to any circuit (whether there is or is not a judge permanently assigned thereto) any judge of the Circuit Court who is permanently assigned to another circuit.

(2) A judge of the Circuit Court who is temporarily assigned under this section to a circuit shall, while so temporarily assigned, have in relation to such circuit and concurrently with the judge (if any) permanently assigned to such circuit and any judge temporarily assigned thereto under section 9 of the Courts of Justice Act, 1928 (No. 15 of 1928), all the privileges, powers, and duties for the time being conferred or imposed by law on the judge permanently assigned to such circuit.

(3) The temporary assignment under this section of a judge to a circuit shall not terminate or effect the permanent assignment of such judge to the circuit to which he is for the time being permanently assigned nor deprive or relieve him of any of the privileges, powers, and duties vested in or imposed on him by virtue of such permanent assignment.