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Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 25 – Assignment to post

59.Section 25 provides for the assignment of a judicial member of the Upper Tribunal as a Vice-President.

60.Subsection (1) enables the President of Tribunals to assign himself or herself as a Vice-President. As a Vice-President, the President of Tribunals may preside over more than one division of the Upper Tribunal.

61.Subsection (2) enables the President of Tribunals to assign any other judicial member of the Upper Tribunal (other than the Lord President) as a Vice-President to preside over a particular division. Such an assignment can only be made with the Lord President’s approval and the assignee’s agreement (subsection (4)).

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