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Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Intervention by Attorney General

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15.—(1) This section applies to any proceedings—

(a)before the Tribunal, or

(b)on an appeal from the Tribunal,

to which the Attorney General is not a party.

(2) The Tribunal or, in the case of an appeal from the Tribunal, the Court may at any stage of the proceedings direct that all the necessary papers in the proceedings be sent to the Attorney General.

(3) A direction under subsection (2) may be made by the Tribunal or Court—

(a)of its own motion, or

(b)on the application of any party to the proceedings.

(4) The Attorney General may—

(a)intervene in the proceedings in such manner as the Attorney General thinks necessary or expedient, and

(b)argue before the Tribunal or Court any question in relation to the proceedings which the Tribunal or Court considers it necessary to have fully argued.

(5) Subsection (4) applies whether or not the Tribunal or Court has given a direction under subsection (2).

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