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Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007

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51Powers in relation to documents and information from third parties

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(1)Where a relevant professional organisation has requested that documents or information in the possession or control of a person be produced for the purposes of an investigation by it into a conduct complaint under section 47 or a review by it of a decision in relation to a conduct complaint, and the person refuses or fails to produce the documents or information, the organisation may apply to the court for an order under subsection (2).

(2)An order by the court under this subsection may require a person to produce or deliver the documents or information or to cause them or it to be produced or delivered to the person appointed at the place fixed by the relevant professional organisation within such time as the court may order.

(3)Subsections (3) to (7) of section 19 apply for the purposes of this section as they apply for the purposes of that section but subject to the modification that for the references in subsections (4) to (6) to “the Commission” substitute “the relevant professional organisation”.

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