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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Paragraph 4: Resignation/Removal

This paragraph provides that a person holding office may resign by providing written notice (para 4(1)).

The Department may remove a person from office on certain specified grounds which are:  ill-health, failure without reasonable excuse to discharge the functions of the office for a period of 3 months, bankruptcy, conviction of a criminal offence or otherwise inability, unfitness or unwillingness to perform the functions of the office (para 4(2)).

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