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Act of Sederunt (Fitness for Judicial Office Tribunal Rules) 2014

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8.—(1) If the tribunal determines that the investigation is to proceed to a hearing, the chairing member of the tribunal must appoint a presiding officer from a list of persons who have been nominated for that purpose by the Lord President or, where the Lord President is the judicial office holder, by the Lord Justice Clerk.

(2) The investigating officer must provide to the presenting officer copies of all documents supplied to or by the tribunal and the judicial office holder.

(3) The tribunal case is to be presented by the presenting officer.

(4) The presenting officer may instruct the investigating officer to carry out such further investigations as the presenting officer considers necessary.

(5) The judicial office holder may be represented before the tribunal by an advocate or solicitor, or any other person authorised by the tribunal.

(6) If the presenting officer is unable to fulfil his or her duties, the chairing member of the tribunal may appoint a substitute presiding officer from the list of persons referred to in paragraph (1).

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