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(1)Trading offences and advertising offences are triable summarily or on indictment.
(2)Ticket touting offences and obstruction offences are triable only summarily.
(1)A person convicted of a trading offence or an advertising offence is liable—
(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £20,000,
(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.
(2)A person convicted of a ticket touting offence or an obstruction offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
(a)an offence under this Act has been committed by—
(i)a body corporate,
(ii)a Scottish partnership, or
(iii)an unincorporated association other than a Scottish partnership, and
(b)it is proved that the offence was committed with the consent or connivance of, or was attributable to any neglect on the part of—
(i)a relevant individual, or
(ii)an individual purporting to act in the capacity of a relevant individual,
that individual as well as the body, partnership or association is guilty of the offence and is liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(2)In subsection (1), “relevant individual” means—
(a)in relation to a body corporate other than a council—
(i)a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body,
(ii)where the affairs of the body are managed by its members, the members,
(b)in relation to a council, an officer or member of the council,
(c)in relation to a Scottish partnership, a partner, and
(d)in relation to an unincorporated association other than a Scottish partnership, a person who is concerned in the management or control of the association.
(3)Any penalty imposed on a body corporate, Scottish partnership or unincorporated association on conviction of an offence under this Act is to be recovered by civil diligence in accordance with section 221 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46).
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