Bailiff of Jersey (Vacancy in Office) Law 1959

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Bailiff of Jersey (Vacancy in Office) Law 1959

A LAW to make provision for the exercise of the functions of the office of Bailiff during a vacancy in that office

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        Functions of Bailiff to be exercised by Deputy Bailiff as Bailiff-Delegate pending the making of a new appointment

(1)     On the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of Bailiff, no appointment shall be made to the office of Judge-Delegate (Juge-Délégué) so long as there is a Deputy Bailiff in office, and, in such case, the functions appertaining to the office of Bailiff shall be exercised by the Deputy Bailiff until the next succeeding holder of the office of Bailiff is appointed.

(2)     The Deputy Bailiff, while exercising the functions of Bailiff by virtue of this Law, shall be styled the Bailiff-Delegate (le Bailli-Délégué).

(3)     The Bailiff-Delegate shall have the custody of the Royal Mace and of the Seal of the Bailiwick.

(4)     The Bailiff-Delegate shall, as soon as may be after the Bailiff-Delegate assumes the Bailiff-Delegate’s functions by virtue of this Law, take oath of office in the form prescribed for the office of Bailiff, but the fact that the Bailiff-Delegate has not taken oath of office shall not render nugatory anything done by the Bailiff-Delegate in the exercise of such functions.

2        Appointments to office of Lieutenant-Bailiff to hold good

The appointments made to the office of Lieutenant-Bailiff shall hold good notwithstanding that the Bailiff by whom they were made has ceased to hold office, but such appointments, as well as any like appointments made by the Bailiff-Delegate, shall cease to have effect on the appointment of the next succeeding holder of the office of Bailiff.

3        Saving

Nothing in this Law shall be construed as in any way derogating from the power of Her Majesty to make arrangements for the exercise by any person, during a vacancy in the office of Bailiff, of any of the functions normally discharged by the holder of that office.

4        Citation

This Law may be cited as the Bailiff of Jersey (Vacancy in Office) Law 1959.


Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Legislation

Year and No

Commencement

Bailiff of Jersey (Vacancy in Office) Law 1959

L.16/1959

5 September 1959

 

 


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