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Legal Complaints and Regulation Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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41.—(1) The Solicitors Complaints Committee may, by notice, require a party to a complaint—

(a)to produce such documents, or documents of such a description, as may be specified in the notice; or

(b)to provide such information, or information of such a description, as may be specified in the notice.

(2) A notice under subsection (1) may require the documents or information to be provided or produced—

(a)before the end of such reasonable period as may be specified in the notice; and

(b)in the case of information, in such manner or form as may be so specified.

(3) The Committee may require any person producing a document under this section to provide an explanation of it.

(4) If a person who is required under this section to produce a document fails to do so, the Committee may require that person to state, to the best of that person’s knowledge and belief, where the document is.

(5) No person may be required under this section—

(a)to provide any information which that person could not be compelled to provide or give in evidence in civil proceedings before the High Court; or

(b)to produce any document which that person could not be compelled to produce in such proceedings.

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