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206. Functions of the Chief Justice during vacancy or incapacity

(1) This section applies during any period when —
(a) the office of Chief Justice is vacant; or
(b) the Chief Justice is incapacitated.
(2) During such a period —
(a) any function of the Chief Justice may be exercised by the most senior Judge who is in the Abu Dhabi Global Market and is able and willing to exercise those functions;
(b) anything which falls to be done in relation to the Chief Justice may be done in relation to the most senior Judge.
(3) For the purposes of this section —
(a) the Chief Justice is to be regarded as incapacitated only in accordance with sections 196(6) and (7)(a);
(b) in such a case, the Chief Justice is to be regarded as incapacitated until the Board is satisfied by means of a medical certificate declaring that he is no longer incapacitated.
(4) In this section —
(a) "incapacitated", in relation to the Chief Justice, means unable to exercise the functions of that office;
(b) "most senior Judge" shall be construed in accordance with section 198(4).