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The Police Appeals Tribunals Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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16.—(1) The appellant has the right to be represented at a hearing by counsel or a solicitor or a police friend.

(2) Where the appellant is represented at the hearing by counsel or a solicitor, he may also be accompanied at the hearing by a police friend.

(3) If an appellant chooses not to be represented, the hearing may take place and the appeal may be determined without him being represented.

(4) Where the appellant, in accordance with paragraph (1), chooses to be legally represented, the respondent has the right to be represented at a hearing by counsel or a solicitor.

(5) If an appellant chooses to be legally represented in accordance with paragraph (1), the case against him may be presented by counsel or a solicitor whether or not he is actually so represented.

(6) The Chief Constable shall permit a police friend who is a member of the police service to use a reasonable amount of duty time for the purposes referred to in this regulation.

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