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Council of the Law Society of Scotland Act 2003

Society’s functions

17.Subsection (7) of the new section 3A makes it clear that the functions which may de delegated are not confined to the functions which are conferred upon the Council but include the functions of the Society which are exercisable by the Council in accordance with the 1980 Act. Section 3(1) of the 1980 Act provides that the business of the Society is conducted by the Council and, in terms of paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to that Act, the Council may generally act for and in the name of the Society.

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