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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

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73Concealing disqualification
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(1)Subsection (2) applies to—

(a)a person who has been struck off the roll of solicitors or suspended from practice as a solicitor,

(b)a person—

(i)who has been suspended from practice as a registered European lawyer or whose registration as a registered European lawyer has been withdrawn, or

(ii)who has been suspended from practice as a registered foreign lawyer or whose registration as a registered foreign lawyer has been withdrawn,

(c)a person who has been prohibited (including by reason of a disqualification or another removal of a right to provide services) from—

(i)practising as an advocate,

(ii)acting as a conveyancing or executry practitioner,

(iii)acting as a litigation practitioner, or

(iv)acting as a confirmation agent or will writer within the meaning of Part 3.

(2)The person is guilty of an offence if, while the person is so debarred (however described in subsection (1)), the person seeks or accepts employment by a licensed provider without previously informing it of the debarment.

(3)A person who commits an offence under subsection (2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(4)Subsection (5) applies to a body whose certificate of recognition as an incorporated practice has been revoked.

(5)The body is guilty of an offence if, while the revocation subsists, the body seeks or accepts employment by a licensed provider without previously informing it of the revocation.

(6)A body which commits an offence under subsection (5) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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