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Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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1.  The Solicitors Complaints Committee is to consist of the following members—

(a)a chair appointed by the Law Society;

(b)such number of other members appointed by the Law Society as the Law Society thinks fit.

2.  The Law Society must consult the Legal Services Oversight Commissioner about the manner in which members of the Committee are to be appointed.

3.  The Law Society must consult the Legal Services Oversight Commissioner before appointing members of the Solicitors Complaints Committee.

4.—(1) In appointing members of the Solicitors Complaints Committee, the Law Society must ensure that—

(a)a majority of the members of the Committee are lay persons; and

(b)none of the members of the Committee are members of the Council of the Law Society.

(2) The chair of the Solicitors Complaints Committee must be a lay person.

(3) In this Schedule a reference to a lay person is a reference to a person who is not and has never been a barrister or solicitor.

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