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2(1)The Commission is to consist of the following members—
(a)a person to chair the Commission (“the chairing member”); and
(b)8 other members.
(2)Members are appointed by the Scottish Ministers, having consulted the Lord President of the Court of Session (“the Lord President”).
(3)The chairing member and 4 other members of the Commission must be members (in this schedule referred to as “non-lawyer members”) who are not within any of the categories mentioned in sub-paragraph (6).
(4)There must be 4 members of the Commission (in this schedule referred to as “lawyer members”) who are within any of the categories mentioned in sub-paragraph (6).
(5)Of the lawyer members 3 must have practised within any, or any combination, of the categories mentioned in sub-paragraph (6) for at least 10 years.
(6)The categories are—
(c)conveyancing practitioners or executry practitioners;
(d)persons exercising a right to conduct litigation or a right of audience acquired by virtue of section 27 of the 1990 Act.
(7)The Scottish Ministers may, subject to sub-paragraphs (8) and (9), by order amend—
(a)sub-paragraph (1)(b) to alter the number of other members referred to there;
(b)sub-paragraph (3) to alter the number of other members referred to there;
(c)sub-paragraph (4) to alter the number of members referred to there;
(d)sub-paragraph (5) to alter the number of lawyer members referred to there.
(8)The number of non-lawyer members must be greater than the number of lawyer members.
(9)The number of—
(a)non-lawyer members must be no fewer than 4 and no greater than 8;
(b)lawyer members must be no fewer than 3 and no greater than 7.
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