53 Magistrates' courts permitted to sit at other locations
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 [a person to take part in proceedings before the court through a live audio link or a live video link], and

(b)     suitable facilities for [such participation] 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

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