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Panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal to be constituted

             (1)  Except as otherwise provided by this Part, the Disciplinary Tribunal's functions and powers in relation to disciplinary proceedings under this Part are to be performed and exercised by a Panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal.

             (2)  A Panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal is to be constituted by:

                     (a)  a Panel Chair; and

                     (b)  2 other members determined by the Panel Chair under subregulation (3).

             (3)  The Panel Chair is to determine, in writing, the other members of the Disciplinary Tribunal who are to constitute the Panel that is to conduct the disciplinary proceedings.

             (4)  Subject to subregulation 20A.11E(5), if disciplinary proceedings are commenced against an incorporated patent attorney that is incorporated in Australia or New Zealand, one of the members of the Panel that is conducting the proceedings must also be ordinarily resident in the same country as the country in which the incorporated patent attorney is registered.

Note:          Regulation 20.64 sets out requirements relating to the disclosure of conflicts of interest.

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