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Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976

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[F121.(1) Where on an inquiry into any complaint made to it under this Schedule the Tribunal are satisfied that a recognised body—N.I.

(a)has been convicted as mentioned in head (a) of paragraph 19(1); or

(b)has failed to comply with Article 35 or with any such regulations as are mentioned in head (b) of paragraph 19(1); or

(c)has acted as mentioned in head (c) or (d) of that provision; or

(d)has failed to comply with any direction given to it under Article 41A by virtue of paragraph 16,

the Tribunal may, if they think fit, make one or more of the orders referred to in sub‐paragraph (2).

(2) Those orders are—

(a)an order revoking the recognition under Article 26A of the body to which the complaint relates;

(b)an order directing the payment by that body of a fine not exceeding £3,000, to be paid to and applied for the purposes of the Society;

(c)the payment by any party to the inquiry of the costs of any other party to be measured by the Tribunal, or of a stated sum as a contribution towards such costs;

(d)the payment by any party to the inquiry of a sum to be measured by the Tribunal for the costs incurred by the Tribunal, or of a stated sum as a contribution towards such costs;

(e)the making by any party of such restitution or satisfaction to any aggrieved party as the Tribunal thinks fit.

(3) On an inquiry into a complaint under paragraph 16(3) relating to a direction given under Article 41A, the Tribunal may, without prejudice to their powers under sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) or paragraph 22, make an order providing for the direction to be treated for the purposes of this Order as if it were an order of the Tribunal.

(4) In Article 51—

(a)paragraph (5) shall apply to an order under sub-paragraph (2)(d) as it applies to an order under paragraph (1)(k) of that Article;

(b)paragraphs (6) to (9) shall apply to an order under this paragraph as they apply to an order under that Article, but in paragraph (8) the reference to the solicitor shall be construed as a reference to the recognised body;

(c)paragraphs (11) and (12) shall have effect in relation to the sum specified in sub‐paragraph (2)(b) as they have effect in relation to the sum specified in paragraph (1)(b) of that Article.]

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