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11 December 2017

Chairperson For Police Medical Appeal Tribunal Panels

Please Note: the closing date is Friday 12th January 2018

Applications are invited from Barristers/Solicitors who are interested in chairing police medical appeal tribunal panels set up under:-

* The Police Service of Northern Ireland and Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 (“the Injury Benefit Regulations”)

The regulations make provision for appeals against decisions of the Policing Board to the Department of Justice (DoJ), who is responsible for appointing the tribunal panel. The regulations state that the panel should consist of three persons, including:-

* a barrister or solicitor of not less than seven years’ standing;

* a retired police officer or retired member of a police force in Great Britain who before they ceased to serve held a rank of not lower than that of superintendent; and

* a third panel member, who is usually a medical practitioner or solicitor.

A daily set fee of £470 will be paid to the Chair for time spent hearing the appeal. This rate is in line with the fees for appointments to Boards, Tribunals and Inquiries. In addition a fee for preparation time and travel expenses will also be paid. The hearings will be held at a location in Belfast.

While some familiarity with the work of appeal tribunals or medico legal work is preferable it is not an essential requirement. Security clearance at CTC level will be required and the Department will make the necessary arrangements prior to appointment.

Full details of the work of the Tribunal Panel will be provided with the application. If you would like an application form, please contact the Tribunals Coordinator at: -

Email: IODMailbox@dojni.x.gsi.gov.uk

The Tribunals Coordinator

Policing Policy and Strategy Division

Room A4.16

Block A

Castle Buildings

Belfast

BT4 3SG

Telephone: 028 905 23224

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