Stormont lawyer to earn £100k
A top lawyer drafted to write new laws for the Northern Ireland Assembly will earn almost £100k a year.
First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have revealed the new legal appointee has been drafted in to improve Stormont’s sluggish legislative output.
In a joint reply the ministers confirmed: “The post of First Legislative Counsel is a key position and was advertised at the existing salary range £98,059 – £205,000.
“An appointment has now been made and salary is confirmed at the minimum of the scale, that is £98,059,” the Londonderry Sentinel reported.