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SCHEDULE 6E+W+S+N.I.The Pathogens Access Appeal Commission


6(1)The relevant law officer may appoint a person to represent the interests of an organisation or other applicant in proceedings in relation to which an order has been made by virtue of paragraph 5(3)(b).E+W+S+N.I.

(2)The relevant law officer is—

(a)in relation to proceedings in England and Wales, the Attorney General;

(b)in relation to proceedings in Scotland, the Advocate General for Scotland; and

(c)in relation to proceedings in Northern Ireland, the [F1Advocate General for Northern Ireland] .

(3)A person appointed under this paragraph must—

(a)have a general qualification for the purposes of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41) (qualification for legal appointments);

(b)be an advocate or a solicitor who has rights of audience in the Court of Session or the High Court of Justiciary by virtue of section 25A of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 46); or

(c)be a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland.

(4)A person appointed under this paragraph shall not be responsible to the applicant whose interests he is appointed to represent.

(5)In paragraph 5 of this Schedule a reference to a representative does not include a reference to a person appointed under this paragraph.


Amendments (Textual)

F1Words in Sch. 6 para. 6(2)(c) substituted (12.4.2010) by Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c. 28), s. 91(2)(3) (with s. 101(2))