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Industrial Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Composition of tribunals

5.—(1) For each hearing of any matter before a tribunal the President or Vice-President shall, subject to paragraph (5), select a chairman from the panel of chairmen appointed under regulation 4(1)(a) and the President and Vice-President may select themselves.

(2) In any proceedings which are to be determined by a tribunal comprising a chairman, selected in accordance with paragraph (1), and two other members, those other members shall be selected by the President or Vice-President, as to one member from the panel appointed under regulation 4(1)(b)(i) and the other member from the panel appointed under regulation 4(1)(b)(ii).

(3) In any proceedings which are to be determined by a tribunal whose composition is described in paragraph (2), those proceedings may, with the consent of the parties, be heard and determined in the absence of any one member, other than the chairman, and in that event the tribunal shall be properly constituted.

(4) The President or Vice-President may at any time select from the appropriate panel another person in substitution for the chairman or other member of the tribunal previously selected to hear proceedings before a tribunal.

(5) Paragraph (1) does not apply where the Secretary of State has issued a direction in accordance with Article 58A(7) of the No. 1 Order(1) (direction on the grounds of national security) that proceedings be heard and determined by the President alone.


Article 58A(7) was inserted by S.I. 1993/2668 (N.I. 11) Article 14

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