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Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

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(1)The Scottish Ministers or (as the case may be) an approved regulator must, whenever consulting the OFT under this Part, request the OFT—

(a)to give such advice as it considers appropriate in relation to the matter concerned,

(b)in considering what advice to give, to have particular regard to whether the matter concerned would have (or be likely to have) the effect of preventing, or significantly restricting or distorting, competition within the legal services market.

(2)The Scottish Ministers are or (as the case may be) the approved regulator is to take account of any advice given by the OFT within—

(a)the relevant consultation period, or

(b)otherwise—

(i)in the case of the Scottish Ministers, the period of 90 days beginning with the day on which they request the advice,

(ii)in the case of the approved regulator, the period of 30 days beginning on the day on which it requests the advice or such longer period not exceeding 90 days as it may agree with the OFT.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may publish any advice duly given to them by the OFT.

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