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Friendly Societies Act 1974

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13Registration of branches as societies

(1)A body which has been registered as a branch of a society shall not be registered as a society except on production to the registrar of a certificate, under the hand of the chief secretary or other principal officer of the society of which it was a branch, that the body has wholly seceded or has been expelled from the society.

(2)If the chief secretary or other principal officer of a society—

(a)refuses to grant a certificate under this section, or

(b)fails to do so within three months from the receipt of a request in writing made on behalf of the body in question,

an appeal shall lie to the High Court or, in Scotland, to the Court of Session.

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