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Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act (asp 5) which received Royal Assent on 19 January 2007

Section 32: Duty of Commission to make rules as to practice and procedure

66.Section 32 requires the Commission to make and publish rules as to its practice and procedure, including rules setting out requirements and procedures in relation to the annual general levy and the complaints levy. Schedule 3 expands on matters in relation to which the rules either must or may make provision. The Commission is required to keep its rules under review and vary the provisions of the rules whenever it considers it appropriate to do so. The Commission must consult with the Lord President of the Court of Session, the Scottish Ministers and with bodies representing the interests of consumers and the relevant professional organisations on its draft rules (including any variation of its rules).

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