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PART 4 N.I.GENERAL

InterpretationN.I.

50  In this Act—

the Department” means the Department of Finance and Personnel;

the Law Society” means the Law Society of Northern Ireland;

the Legal Services Oversight Commissioner” means the Legal Services Oversight Commissioner for Northern Ireland and references to “the Commissioner” shall be construed accordingly;

notice” means notice in writing;

statutory provision” has the meaning given in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954;

the 1976 Order” means the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.

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ReviewN.I.

51—(1) The Department must not later than 3 years after the commencement of this Act appoint an independent person to review and publish a report on the implementation of this Act.

(2) The Department must by order subject to negative resolution set out the terms of the review.

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Further provisionN.I.

52—(1) The Department may by order make such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision as it thinks appropriate—

(a)for the general purposes, or any particular purpose, of this Act;

(b)in consequence of any provision made by or under this Act, or for giving full effect to it.

(2) The Department may by order make such transitional or transitory provisions and savings as it considers appropriate in connection with any provision made by an order under subsection (1).

(3) An order under this section may modify any statutory provision but any order which modifies an Act of Parliament or Northern Ireland legislation shall not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Assembly.

(4) In subsection (3), “modify” includes amend or repeal.

(5) Subject to subsection (3), an order under this section shall be subject to negative resolution.

(6) The powers conferred by this section are not restricted by any other provision of this Act.

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Minor and consequential amendmentsN.I.

53  The statutory provisions mentioned in Schedule4 have effect subject to the minor and consequential amendments specified there.

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54  The statutory provisions mentioned in the first column of Schedule5 are repealed to the extent specified in the second column of that Schedule.

CommencementN.I.

55  This Act, apart from this section and sections50 and 56, comes into operation on such day or days as the Department may by order appoint.

Short titleN.I.

56  This Act may be cited as the Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.

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