(1) The Sheriff shall have and may exercise the functions conferred or imposed on the Sheriff by this Act and the rules.(2) Unless the rules provide otherwise, the Sheriff may delegate to any Sheriff’s officer any of the Sheriff’s functions under this Act, except this power of delegation.(3) Subject to the rules, the Sheriff and any Sheriff’s officers to whom functions are delegated shall exercise their functions under this Act in accordance with any orders and directions given by a Judge.
(1) The Chief Judge may, by order in writing, direct that the Court is, during a specified calendar year, to sit in its civil jurisdiction at such proclaimed places or other places within the State and at such times as may be specified in the order.(1A) The Chief Judge is to consult with the Attorney General before making a direction under subsection (1) that substantially alters the frequency of sittings at a particular place compared with the previous calendar year.(2) If a place specified in a direction under subsection (1) is not a proclaimed place, the specified place is, for the purposes of this Act or any other law and while the direction remains in force, taken to form part of the nearest proclaimed place to the specified place.(3) Subsection (2) ceases to have effect if and when the specified place becomes a proclaimed place.(4) If the Chief Judge considers that it is not expedient or practicable for the Court to sit at a particular place:(a) the Chief Judge may, by order in writing, direct that all civil proceedings (other than proceedings before a registrar or some other officer of the Court) for which the proper place is that place are to be continued by the Court sitting at some other place specified in the order, and(b) while a direction under this subsection remains in force, the proceedings to which it relates are, if continued, to be dealt with accordingly.(5) A direction under this section may be given in respect of a particular calendar year before the commencement of that year or, in respect of the remaining portion of that year, after the commencement of that year.(6) If a direction having effect during a particular calendar year is given under subsection (1) in relation to a particular place, a previous direction under subsection (4) having effect, during that year, in respect of proceedings the proper place in relation to which is that place, ceases to have effect.
(1) Subject to this Part and the rules, sittings of the Court shall be arranged by the Chief Judge.(2) Subject to this Part and the rules:(a) the Court may sit simultaneously at different sitting places,(b) a Judge shall preside at such sittings of the Court at such sitting places as the Chief Judge may from time to time direct, and(c) two or more Judges may preside simultaneously at separate sittings of the Court at the one sitting place.(3) (Repealed)
(1) Where a place ceases to be a proclaimed place by reason of the revocation or amendment of a proclamation made under section 18F, the Governor may, by proclamation, direct that:(a) all proceedings (including proceedings before a registrar or any other officer of the Court) pending before the Court at that place, and(b) any unsatisfied judgment or order of the Court in proceedings the proper place in relation to which was that place,may be continued or enforced by the Court sitting at such other place as may be specified in the proclamation, and the proceedings shall, if continued, be continued accordingly or the judgment or order enforced accordingly, as the case may require.(2) The Governor may, in any such proclamation, direct that the records of the Court at the place that has so ceased to be a proclaimed place shall be removed at or within a time stated in the proclamation to the registry for the other place specified therein.(3) A direction under subsection (1) shall, for the purposes of the definition of proper place in section 4 (1), have effect as if it were an order for a change of venue under rules of Court in respect of the proceedings to which it relates to the other place specified in the proclamation.
Nothing contained in or done under section 32 or under the rules has, for the purposes of the definition of proper place in section 4 (1), effect as a change of venue, unless the Court orders a change of venue under rules of court.