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Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 7: Acting on behalf of a person aggrieved

Other people can act on behalf of the person aggrieved (for example where the person aggrieved has authorised this, or the person aggrieved cannot act).  There is a broad range of people who can act on behalf of a person aggrieved:

  • MLAs

  • Personal representatives

  • Family members

  • Others

In some cases, the NIPSO will need to first confirm that the person is suitable to act on behalf of the person aggrieved.

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