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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

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(1)In this Act (unless the context otherwise requires)—

  • “the 1980 Act” means the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980,

  • “the 1986 Act” means the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986,

  • “the 1990 Act” means the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990,

  • “the 2007 Act” means the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007,

  • Faculty” means Faculty of Advocates,

  • Law Society” means Law Society of Scotland,

  • Lord President” means Lord President of the Court of Session,

  • OFT” means Office of Fair Trading.

(2)In this Act (unless the context otherwise requires)—

(a)the following expressions are to be construed in accordance with section 65(1) (interpretation) of the 1980 Act—

  • “advocate”,

  • “incorporated practice”,

  • “practising certificate”,

  • “registered European lawyer”,

  • “registered foreign lawyer”,

  • “solicitor”,

(b)the following expressions are to be construed in accordance with section 23 (interpretation) of the 1990 Act—

  • “conveyancing practitioner”,

  • “executry practitioner”,

(c)a reference to a litigation practitioner is to a person having a right to conduct litigation, or a right of audience, by virtue of section 27 of the 1990 Act.

(3)In this Act (unless the context otherwise requires), a reference to a professional association or body includes—

(a)the Law Society,

(b)any other organisation which serves a profession (for example, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland).

(4)Schedule 9 is an index of expressions introduced for—

(a)the whole Act,

(b)Parts 2 and 3.

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