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PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY ACT 1992 - SECT 16
Hearing and determination of applications
16 Hearing and determination of applications
(1) For the purpose of hearing and determining an application under section 12
or 14 , a Magistrates Court is to be constituted by—
(a) a Stipendiary
(b) if that is not practicable—2 justices, each of whom is
(i) a justice of the peace (magistrates court); or
(ii) a justice
of the peace (qualified); within the meaning of the Justices of the Peace and
Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991 .
(2) In determining an application
under section 12 or 14 , a Magistrates Court—
(a) must have regard to the
objects of this Act; and
(b) must determine the application with the greatest
possible speed to ensure that the application is not frustrated because of
delay by the Court in giving its decision; and
(c) is not bound by the rules
of evidence; and
(d) must conduct the proceeding with as little formality and
technicality as possible.
(3) Each party to the application is to bear the
party’s own costs of the proceeding, regardless of the outcome of the
(4) Not more than 1 application may be made under section 12 or
14 in relation to the same public assembly.
(5) Subsection (1) has effect
despite anything contained in the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for
Declarations Act 1991 .
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