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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

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Section 82 – Register of approved regulatorsSection 83 – Registers of licensed providers

179.Section 82 provides that the Scottish Ministers must keep and publish a register of approved regulators and that it should include information such as contact details, the date on which the regulator was given approval under section 7, the date on which it was given the relevant authorisation (see section 10), the categories of legal services covered by each authorisation, and details of any measures or sanctions taken by the Scottish Ministers (section 38).

180.Similarly, section 83 provides that approved regulators must keep and publish a register of their licensed providers, and lists the information which is to be included. In section 83(5) the Scottish Ministers have the power by regulations to make further provision about the information which must be held in the registers of licensed providers and set out how these registers are to be kept and published.

Section 84 – Lists of disqualified persons

181.Section 84 provides that an approved regulator must keep and publish lists of the persons it has disqualified from holding a position in a licensed provider (see section 56) and of those it has determined to be unfit to be an investor in a licensed provider (see section 62) or disqualified from being an investor (see section 65). These provisions may, for example, assist in ensuring that disqualified persons do not seek similar positions in businesses regulated by another approved regulator. Subsections (2) and (4) list the information to be recorded in those lists. Subsection (5) provides that the lists must not contain information relating to persons who have had their determination or disqualification reversed on appeal or in respect of whom the determination or disqualification no longer applies. The Scottish Ministers must be notified of any alterations made to either list (subsection (6)(b)).

182.Subsection (7) gives the Scottish Minsters a regulation-making power to make further provision regarding the information to be contained in the lists and to prescribe how these are kept and published.

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