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Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 22 – Tribunal investigations: suspension from office

47.Section 22 provides for the suspension from judicial office of the individual who is the subject of the tribunal’s investigation. This suspension may be effected by the Lord President, where the tribunal was constituted at the Lord President’s request (subsections (1) and (2)), or by the First Minister, on receiving a recommendation to that effect from the tribunal (subsections (4) and (5)). In each case, the suspension lasts until the person who made it orders otherwise (subsections (3) and (6). Suspension does not affect the remuneration of the suspended judicial officer (subsection (7)).

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