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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

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Chapter 1Applying the regulatory objectives

119Application by the profession

(1)Each of the regulatory authorities mentioned in subsection (2) must, so far as practicable when exercising the authority’s regulatory functions (as defined in subsection (3)), act in a way which—

(a)is compatible with the regulatory objectives, and

(b)it considers most appropriate with a view to meeting those objectives.

(2)For the purpose of this section, the regulatory authorities are—

(a)the Court of Session,

(b)the Lord President,

(c)the Faculty of Advocates,

(d)the Council of the Law Society,

(e)any other person who or body that has regulatory functions in relation to the provision of legal services by legal practitioners (of any type).

(3)For the purpose of this section, the regulatory functions of a regulatory authority—

(a)are its functions of regulating in respect of any matter the professional practice, conduct and discipline of legal practitioners (of any type),

(b)include its functions of making professional or regulatory rules to which legal practitioners (of any type) are subject.

(4)In subsections (2) and (3), “legal practitioners” means—

(a)solicitors (including firms of solicitors) or incorporated practices,

(b)advocates,

(c)conveyancing or executry practitioners, or

(d)litigation practitioners.

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