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How is the Tribunal made up?

How is the Tribunal made up?

The NIVT consists of a President, a number of legal members, members with valuation experience, (valuation members) and a number of ordinary (lay) members, all appointed by the Lord Chancellor.

The President and legal members must be qualified solicitors/barristers with at least 7 years legal experience.

At any hearing, the tribunal panel will normally be composed of three members, one from each of the three categories. The legal member will always preside over the hearing (the chairperson).

With the consent of the parties the tribunal can consist of the chairperson and one other member, or, again with the consent of the parties, the tribunal can be determined by the chairperson alone.