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122. Power to prescribe alternative destination of appeals

(1) The Chief Justice may by order provide that appeals which would otherwise lie to —
(a) the Court of First Instance; or
(b) the Court of Appeal,
shall instead lie elsewhere as specified in the order.
(2) An order under subsection (1) —
(a) may make different provision for different classes of proceedings or appeals; and
(b) may contain consequential amendments or repeals of enactments.
(3) Before making an order under subsection (1), the Chief Justice —
(a) shall consult the Board; and
(b) shall place before the Board a draft of the order.
(4) For the purposes of this section, an application to have a case stated for the opinion of the Court of First Instance constitutes an appeal.
(5) The Chief Justice may nominate a judicial office holder to exercise his functions under this section.