9B Appointment of person to act in place of Solicitor-General
  • (1) The Governor-General may appoint a barrister or solicitor of at least 7 years' practice to act—

    • (a) in place of, or for, the Solicitor-General during the absence from office of the Solicitor-General or if the Solicitor-General is incapacitated in a way that affects the performance of his or her duties; or

    • (b) during a vacancy in the office of Solicitor-General.

    (2) The performance of a function or duty or the exercise of a power by a person appointed under subsection (1) is, in the absence of proof to the contrary, sufficient evidence of the authority of that person to do so.

    Compare: 1924 No 11 s 25B(1), (2); 1979 No 71 s 2

    Section 9B: inserted, on 1 November 1999, by section 3 of the Constitution Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 86).