(1) A person appointed
to be an acting judge, other than an acting Chief Judge, is entitled, for so
long as the appointment is effective —
be paid salary and to receive allowances or reimbursements at the same rate as
if the person had been substantively appointed as a judge other than the Chief
the style and title of a judge other than the Chief Judge.
(2) Section 18 applies
to an acting judge as if the acting judge were a judge for the purposes of
(3) If an acting judge
is appointed a judge then, for the purposes of the
Judges’ Salaries and Pensions Act 1950 , the period of service as an
acting judge is to be treated as service as a judge.
(4) An acting judge
has the same functions, rights and immunities as a judge has and is subject to
the same rules and conditions as a judge would be subject to in performing
(5) Neither the
appointment of an acting judge nor any act, matter or thing done in the
performance of an acting judge’s functions is to be questioned on the
ground that the occasion for the appointment had not arisen or had ceased.