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Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act 2014

First-tier Tribunal: legal members

313.Paragraphs 3 and 4 provide that the Scottish Ministers must appoint legal members of the First-tier Tribunal (after consulting the Lord President). To be appointed a person must have the experience, qualifications and training in relation to tax law and practice that the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate and be practising and meet the criteria set out in paragraph 3 and 4. These are that the person is practising and has practiced for a period of not less than 5 years as a solicitor or advocate in Scotland; and meets a description to be specified by the Scottish Ministers in regulations (see also paragraph 8).

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