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(1) A panel member of a lower court or tribunal other than the person presiding -

(a) shall be appointed by the Chief Justice acting on the advice of the Judicial Council and in consultation with the relevant District Assembly from among persons of high moral character and proven integrity;

(b) shall be paid such allowances and benefits as the Judicial Council may determine; and

(c) may be removed by the Chief Justice on the advice of the Judicial Council on ground of stated misbehaviour, incompetence or inability to perform his functions arising from infirmity of body or mind.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (c) of clause (1) of this article the panel member concerned is entitled to be heard in his defence by himself or by a lawyer or other expert of his choice.