§ Ms Rosie Winterton
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Chairmen of the Adjudication Panel are drawn from a pool of part-time Legal Members of the Adjudication Panel for England.
The qualification for appointment is a five-year general qualification as defined in section 71 of the Court and Legal Services Act 1990. Solicitors had to appear on the Roll of Solicitors in order to qualify.
Part-time Legal Members of the Adjudication Panel for England are appointed by the Lord Chancellor following open competition and after consultation with the Secretary of State. Mr Angus Andrew met the qualification, and was appointed on 12 February 2002.