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Friendly Societies Act 1974

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8Registration of societies

(1)An application to register a society under this Act shall be signed by seven members and the secretary of the society and shall be sent to the registrar.

(2)Together with an application under subsection (1) above there shall be sent copies of the rules of the society and a list of the names of the secretary and of every trustee or other officer intended to be authorised to sue and be sued on behalf of the society.

(3)A society shall not be registered under a name identical with that under which any other existing society is registered, or so nearly resembling that name as to be likely, or in any name likely, in the opinion of the registrar, to deceive the members or the public as to its nature or its identity or in any name which in his opinion is otherwise undesirable.

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