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Consumer Credit Act 1974

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Part 2 E+W+S+N.I.The Tribunal

The President and the Deputy PresidentE+W+S+N.I.

2(1)The Lord Chancellor shall appoint one of the members of the panel of chairmen to preside over the discharge of the Tribunal's functions.

(2)The person so appointed shall be known as the President of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal.

(3)The Lord Chancellor may appoint one of the members of the panel of chairmen to be the Deputy President of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal.

(4)The Deputy President shall have such functions in relation to the Tribunal as the President may assign to him.

(5)If the President or the Deputy President ceases to be a member of the panel of chairmen, he shall also cease to be the President or (as the case may be) the Deputy President.

(6)The functions of the President may, if he is absent or is otherwise unable to act, be discharged—

(a)by the Deputy President; or

(b)if there is no Deputy President or he too is absent or otherwise unable to act, by a person appointed for that purpose from the panel of chairmen by the Lord Chancellor.

PanelsE+W+S+N.I.

3(1)The Lord Chancellor shall appoint a panel of persons for the purpose of serving as chairmen of the Tribunal.

(2)A person shall not be appointed to the panel of chairmen unless he—

(a)has a seven year general qualification within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;

(b)is an advocate or solicitor in Scotland of at least seven years' standing; or

(c)is a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland, or a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland, of at least seven years' standing.

(3)The Lord Chancellor shall also appoint a panel of persons who appear to him to be qualified by experience or otherwise to deal with appeals of the kind that may be made to the Tribunal.

Terms of office etc.E+W+S+N.I.

4(1)Each member of the panel of chairmen or the lay panel shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.

(2)The Lord Chancellor may remove a member of either panel from office on the ground of incapacity or misbehaviour.

(3)A member of either panel—

(a)may at any time resign office by notice in writing to the Lord Chancellor;

(b)is eligible for re-appointment if he ceases to hold office.

Remuneration and allowancesE+W+S+N.I.

5The Lord Chancellor may pay to a person in respect of his service—

(a)as the President or the Deputy President,

(b)as a member of the Tribunal, or

(c)as a person appointed under paragraph 7(4),

such remuneration and allowances as the Lord Chancellor may determine.

Staff and costsE+W+S+N.I.

6(1)The Lord Chancellor may appoint such staff for the Tribunal as he may determine.

(2)The Lord Chancellor shall defray—

(a)the remuneration of the Tribunal's staff; and

(b)such other costs of the Tribunal as he may determine.

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