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Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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6.—(1) The Commissioner may appoint such number of officers as the Commissioner may determine.

(2) The remuneration and other conditions of service of the officers appointed under this paragraph shall be determined by the Commissioner.

(3) The Commissioner may make such payments towards the provision of such pensions or allowances to or in respect of the officers appointed under this paragraph as the Commissioner may determine.

(4) The reference in sub-paragraph (3) to pensions or allowances to or in respect of the officers appointed under this paragraph includes a reference to pensions or allowances by way of compensation to or in respect of any of those officers who suffer loss of employment.

(5) A determination of the Commissioner under this paragraph requires the approval of the Department.

(6) Employment as an officer of the Commissioner is among the kinds of employment to which a superannuation scheme under Article 3 of the Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 can apply and, accordingly, in Schedule 1 to that Order (employments to which Article 3 can apply) the following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place—

  • Employment by the Legal Services Oversight Commissioner for Northern Ireland..

7.  The Commissioner may make arrangements for securing the provision to the Commissioner of such assistance by persons employed in—

(a)the civil service of the United Kingdom; or

(b)the civil service of Northern Ireland,

as the Commissioner considers appropriate for or in connection with the exercise of the Commissioner’s functions.

8.  The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Department, engage the services of such other persons as the Commissioner considers necessary or expedient.

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