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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

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(1)A licensed legal services provider must—

(a)have regard to the regulatory objectives,

(b)adhere to the professional principles,

(c)comply with—

(i)its approved regulator’s regulatory scheme,

(ii)the terms and conditions of its licence.

(2)A licensed provider must seek to ensure that every designated or other person who is—

(a)within the licensed provider, and

(b)subject to a professional code of conduct,

complies with the code of conduct.

(3)A licensed provider must have within it—

(a)a Head of Legal Services (see section 51), and

(b)either—

(i)a Head of Practice (see section 52), or

(ii)a Practice Committee (see section 53).

(4)A licensed provider must ensure that the following positions are not left unoccupied—

(a)that of its Head of Legal Services, and

(b)that (as the case may be)—

(i)of its Head of Practice, or

(ii)within its Practice Committee by virtue of section 53(3).

(5)However, the same person may (at the same time) be a licensed provider’s Head of Legal Services and also its Head of Practice.

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