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ANNEX A to Chapter 6

Referees: List of acceptable professional persons


Director/Manager of a VAT registered Charity

Officer of the armed services (active or retired)

Articled clerk of a limited company

Director/Manager/Personnel Officer of a VAT registered Company


Assurance agent of recognised company

Driving instructor (approved)

Bank/building society official

Engineer (with professional qualifications)

Airline pilot


Paralegal (Certified or Qualified Paralegals, and Associate Members of the Institute of Paralegals) Person with honours (e.g. OBE, MBE etc.)

Fire service official British Computer Society (BCS) Professional grades which are Associate (AMBCS), Member (MBCS), Fellow (FBCS) (PN 25/2003)

Funeral director

Personal Licensee Holders

Insurance agent (full time) of a recognised company

Photographer (professional) Police officer

Journalist Broker

Post Office official Justice of the Peace

Chairman/director of limited company Chemist

Legal secretary (members and fellows of the Institute of legal secretaries)


President/Secretary of a recognised organisation Salvation Army officer Social worker

Local government officer Christian Science practitioner

Solicitor Manager/Personnel officer (of limited company)


Member of Parliament

Teacher, lecturer

Member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

Trade union officer

Commissioner for oaths Councillor: local or county Civil servant (permanent)

Merchant Navy officer


Minister of a recognised religion

Designated Premises Supervisors

Nurse (RN, SEN or holder of a BA in nursing)

Travel agency (qualified) Valuers and auctioneers (fellow and associate members of the incorporated society) Warrant officers and Chief Petty Officers


Referees list of acceptable professional persons  
Referees list of acceptable professional persons  

Referees - List of acceptable professional persons