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Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

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81Adjudicators

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(1)The Lord Chancellor shall appoint adjudicators for the purposes of this Part.

(2)A person is eligible for appointment as an adjudicator only if he—

(a)has a seven year general qualification within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41),

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

(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, or

(d)has legal or other experience which in the Lord Chancellor’s opinion makes him suitable for appointment.

(3)The Lord Chancellor—

(a)shall appoint one of the adjudicators as Chief Adjudicator,

(b)may appoint one of the adjudicators as Deputy Chief Adjudicator,

(c)may appoint one or more adjudicators as Regional Adjudicator, and

(d)may appoint one or more adjudicators as Deputy Regional Adjudicator.

(4)The Chief Adjudicator shall perform such functions as the Lord Chancellor may assign to him.

(5)The Deputy Chief Adjudicator—

(a)may act for the Chief Adjudicator if he is unable to act or unavailable, and

(b)shall perform such other functions as the Chief Adjudicator may delegate or assign to him.

(6)A Regional Adjudicator shall perform such functions as the Chief Adjudicator may assign to him.

(7)A Deputy Regional Adjudicator—

(a)may act for the Regional Adjudicator whose deputy he is if the Regional Adjudicator is unable to act or unavailable, and

(b)shall perform such other functions as may be delegated or assigned to him by the Regional Adjudicator whose deputy he is or assigned to him by the Chief Adjudicator.

(8)Schedule 4 (which makes further provision about adjudicators) shall have effect.

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