Jersey Legal Information Board (Incorporation) Law 2004

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Jersey Legal Information Board (Incorporation) Law 2004[1]

A LAW to incorporate the Jersey Legal Information Board and for connected purposes.

Commencement [see endnotes]

WHEREAS the Jersey Legal Information Board was established as an unincorporated body in 1998;

AND WHEREAS the membership of the Jersey Legal Information Board comprises the Bailiff, who is the chairman, the Attorney General, an elected member of the States appointed by the Minister for Treasury and Resources, the Judicial Greffier, the Greffier of the States and the Law Draftsman and such other members as they may from time to time co-opt;

AND WHEREAS the objects of the Jersey Legal Information Board include the promotion of the accessibility of the written law and legal processes to the public and of an integrated and efficient legal system, through the use of information technology and by other means;

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that the Jersey Legal Information Board shall now be incorporated –

1        Interpretation

In this Law “Board” means the Jersey Legal Information Board incorporated by Article 2(1).

2        Incorporation

(1)     The Jersey Legal Information Board shall be a body corporate having perpetual existence in the person of its members present and future.

(2)     The Board shall have –

(a)     the right to use a seal to authenticate all deeds, contracts, agreements and undertakings;

(b)     the right to take, acquire, hold and possess movable and immovable property of whatsoever kind and to accept, hold and possess grants, gifts and bequests, movable and immovable, of whatsoever kind, which may be made to it, and to lease, sell or otherwise dispose of the said property;

(c)     the right to appear before all courts and tribunals; and

(d)     the right to exercise generally all the powers and functions of a natural person,

the whole through the intermediary of its officers or other persons authorized to that effect by the Board.

3        Membership

(1)     The Board shall consist of the Bailiff, the Attorney General, an elected member of the States appointed by the Minister for Treasury and Resources, the Judicial Greffier, the Greffier of the States and the Law Draftsman, and such other persons as they may from time to time co-opt.

(2)     The Bailiff shall be the chairman of the Board.

4        Objects

The objects of the Board shall include the promotion of the accessibility of the written law and legal processes to the public and of an integrated and efficient legal system, through the use of information technology and by other means.

5        Finance

(1)     The Board may make charges for the provision of information and other services by it in pursuance of its objects.

(2)     The Board shall consult with the Minister for Treasury and Resources before determining any such charges.

(3)     The Board may retain the income arising from such charges and apply it in pursuance of any of its objects.

(4)     As soon as may be practicable after the end of a year, the Board shall present its accounts and a report of its activities for that year to the Minister for Treasury and Resources.

6        Liability

(1)     No person or body to whom this Article applies shall be liable in damages for anything done or omitted in the discharge of any functions under this Law, unless it is shown that the act or omission was in bad faith.

(2)     This Article applies to the Board, any member of the Board, or any person who is an officer of the Board or acting with the authority of the Board.

7        Citation

This Law may be cited as the Jersey Legal Information Board (Incorporation) Law 2004.

 

 


Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Legislation

Year and No

Commencement

Jersey Legal Information Board (Incorporation) Law 2004

L.17/2004

3 September 2004

States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 12) (Jersey) Regulations 2005

R&O.133/2005

9 December 2005

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original

Current

None

 

Table of Endnote References



[1]                                    This Law has been amended by the States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 12) (Jersey) Regulations 2005.  The amendments replace all references to a Committee of the States of Jersey with a reference to a Minister of the States of Jersey, and remove and add defined terms appropriately, consequentially upon the move from a committee system of government to a ministerial system of government.

 


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