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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

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Judicial officers' professional association

63Judicial officers' professional association

(1)The Scottish Ministers, by regulations—

(a)must designate an association as the professional association for judicial officers; and

(b)may make provision in relation to the functions, constitution and procedures of the professional association.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may not make regulations under subsection (1) above without first consulting—

(a)the Commission;

(b)representatives of the professional association or, as the case may be, proposed professional association; and

(c)such other bodies or persons who appear to the Scottish Ministers to have an interest.

(3)A person may not hold a commission as a judicial officer unless that person is a member of the professional association.

64Duty of professional association to forward complaints to Commission

Where the professional association receives a complaint about a judicial officer or any services provided by the officer, the association must send details of the complaint and any material which accompanies it to the Commission.

65Information from professional association

The Commission may require the professional association to provide any information the Commission considers necessary or proper for the purposes of—

(a)any inspection under section 66 of this Act;

(b)any investigation under section 67 of this Act; or

(c)the consideration by the disciplinary committee of any matter under section 71 of this Act.

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