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Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 1: The Legal Services Oversight Commissioner

Section 1 sets out the establishment of the post of Legal Services Oversight Commissioner for Northern Ireland, Subsection (2) providing that the Commissioner must be appointed by the Department of Finance and Personnel, and that, at Subsection (3) the Department must consult the Lord Chief Justice before making the appointment.

Subsection (4) provides that the Commissioner must not be a solicitor or barrister, and must never have been so.

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