This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 17 December 1998, amend the Disputes Tribunals Rules 1989. The amendments are to insert 3 new rules relating to the assessment of candidates for appointment or reappointment as Principal Disputes Referee.
New rule 35A requires the Secretary for Justice, if it is proposed to appoint or reappoint a Principal Disputes Referee, to invite applications for the appointment or reappointment, and to convene a panel to assess candidates.
New rule 35B sets out the procedure the assessment panel must follow to identify candidates it recommends be appointed or reappointed.
New rule 35C sets out criteria the assessment panel must consider in assessing a candidate.