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10(1)The appropriate law officer may appoint a person to represent the interests of a party in any TPIM proceedings or appeal proceedings from which the party (and any legal representative of the party) is excluded.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)A person appointed under sub-paragraph (1) is referred to in this Schedule as appointed as a “special advocate”.
(3)The “appropriate 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;
(c)in relation to proceedings in Northern Ireland, the Advocate General for Northern Ireland.
(4)A person appointed as a special advocate is not responsible to the party to the proceedings whose interests the person is appointed to represent.
(5)A person may be appointed as a special advocate only if—
(a)in the case of an appointment by the Attorney General, the person has a general qualification for the purposes of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990;
(b)in the case of an appointment by the Advocate General for Scotland, the person is 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)in the case of an appointment by the Advocate General for Northern Ireland, the person is a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland.
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