53 Magistrates' courts permitted to sit at other locations
53 Magistrates' courts permitted to sit at other locations

(1)     This section applies where—

(a)     a magistrates' court is minded to give a direction under section 51 for evidence to be given through a live link in proceedings before the court, and

(b)     suitable facilities for receiving such evidence are not available at any [place at] which the court can (apart from subsection (2)) lawfully sit.

(2)     The court may sit for the purposes of the whole or any part of the proceedings at any place at which such facilities are available and which has been [authorised by a direction under section 30 of the Courts Act 2003].