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8Section 31 (offence for unqualified persons to pretend to be solicitors or notaries public) shall be renumbered as subsection (1) of that section and—S
(a)in that subsection (as so renumbered) there shall be inserted at the end of the following—
“In this section, ”unqualified person’ does not include an incorporated practice”;
(b)after that subsection there shall be inserted the following subsections—
“(2)Any person (including a body corporate) who either by himself or together with others, wilfully and falsely—
(a)pretends to be an incorporated practice;
(b)takes or uses any name, title, addition or description implying that he is an incorporated practice,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(3)Where an offence under this section which has been committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of the director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or any person purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well as the body corporate shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.”.
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