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Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Orders under section 15

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16.—(1) An interested body may recommend to the Department that the Department make an order under section 15(2)(b), (3)(c) or (4)(b).

(2) An interested body must, if requested to do so by the Department, consider whether or not it is appropriate to make a recommendation under subsection (1).

(3) An interested body must, before making a recommendation under subsection (1)—

(a)publish a draft of the proposed recommendation;

(b)invite representations regarding the proposed recommendation; and

(c)consider any such representations which are made.

(4) Where the Department receives a recommendation under subsection (1), the Department must consider whether to follow the recommendation.

(5) If the Department decides not to follow the recommendation, the Department must publish a notice to that effect which includes the Department’s reasons for the decision.

(6) In this section “interested body” means—

(a)the Bar Complaints Committee; or

(b)the Legal Services Oversight Commissioner.

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