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The Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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29.—(1) The First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly may appoint persons to act as adjudicators for the purposes of this Order.

(2) A person shall not be appointed as an adjudicator unless he is a barrister or solicitor of at least five years' standing.

(3) A person shall be appointed as an adjudicator for such term not exceeding five years as may be specified in his instrument of appointment.

(4) An adjudicator shall hold and vacate office under the terms of the instrument under which he is appointed.

(5) An adjudicator may resign office by notice in writing to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

(6) An adjudicator may be removed from office by the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly only on the ground of misbehaviour or inability to perform the functions of the office.

(7) An adjudicator is eligible for re-appointment if he ceases to hold office otherwise than under paragraph (6).

(8) Until the commencement of section 5(1) of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c. 26), references in this Article to the First Minister and deputy First Minister acting jointly or to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister shall be construed as references to the Lord Chancellor.

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