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Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Jurisdiction of the Bar Complaints Committee

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13.—(1) A complaint which relates to an act or omission of a barrister (“the respondent”) in the course of providing professional services is within the jurisdiction of the Bar Complaints Committee if—

(a)the complaint is not excluded from the jurisdiction of the Committee by section 14; and

(b)the complainant is within section 15 and wishes to have the complaint dealt with by the Committee.

(2) The right of a person to make a complaint to the Bar Complaints Committee, and the jurisdiction of the Committee to investigate, consider and determine a complaint, may not be limited or excluded by any contract term.

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