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Representation in proceedings

             (1)  A party appearing in conciliation or arbitration proceedings may appear in person and may be represented:

                     (a)  by himself or herself; or

                     (b)  by a duly qualified legal practitioner from any legal jurisdiction of the party's choice; or

                     (c)  by any other person of the party's choice.

             (2)  A legal practitioner or a person referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c) respectively, while acting on behalf of a party to conciliation or arbitration proceedings, is not thereby to be taken to have breached any law regulating admission to, or the practice of, the profession of the law within the legal jurisdiction in which the proceedings are being conducted.

             (3)  Where conciliation or arbitration proceedings are conducted on the basis of documents and other materials, the documents and materials may be prepared and submitted by any legal practitioner or person who would, under subsection (1), be entitled to appear in those proceedings, and, in such a case, subsection (2) applies with the same force and effect to such a legal practitioner or person.

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