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Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 13 - Assessment of legal knowledge, skills and competence

43.Subsection (1) provides that only the legal and judicial members of the Board may assess the legal competence of a candidate. Nevertheless, under subsection (2) the decision about whether to recommend an individual for appointment remains a matter for the Board as a whole.

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