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Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

The lay members

128.Paragraph 4 provides that the number of lay members should at all times be the same as the combined total of judicial and legal members. This is to preserve the balance of membership on the Board. At commencement of this Act there would be five judicial and legal members on the Board, therefore five lay members. If the numbers of judicial or legal members were increased by order under paragraph 3(4) the number of lay members would increase by equivalent number. Subparagraph (2) sets out 3 criteria which must be fulfilled in order to qualify as a lay member.

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