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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 138 – Accounts rules fee

280.Section 138 inserts new section 37A into the 1980 Act. The effect is that an “accounts fee” is to be set by the Council of the Society and paid to the Society by each solicitor, incorporated practice, registered European or foreign lawyer, and multi-national practice who/which is required to contribute to the Guarantee Fund under Schedule 3 to the 1980 Act. The accounts fee is to be used to fund the Council’s function of securing compliance with the accounts rules.

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