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Legal Services Act 2007

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 The regulatory objectives

    1. 1.The regulatory objectives

  3. Part 2 The Legal Services Board

    1. Constitution

      1. 2.The Legal Services Board

    2. General functions

      1. 3.The Board’s duty to promote the regulatory objectives etc

      2. 4.Standards of regulation, education and training

      3. 5.Corporate governance

      4. 6.Annual report

      5. 7.Supplementary powers

    3. Consumer Panel

      1. 8.The Consumer Panel

      2. 9.Committees and the procedure of the Consumer Panel

      3. 10.Representations by the Consumer Panel

      4. 11.Advice and research functions of the Consumer Panel

  4. Part 3 Reserved legal activities

    1. Reserved legal activities

      1. 12.Meaning of “reserved legal activity” and “legal activity”

    2. Carrying on the activities

      1. 13.Entitlement to carry on a reserved legal activity

    3. Offences

      1. 14.Offence to carry on a reserved legal activity if not entitled

      2. 15.Carrying on of a reserved legal activity: employers and employees etc

      3. 16.Offence to carry on reserved legal activity through person not entitled

      4. 17.Offence to pretend to be entitled

    4. Interpretation

      1. 18.Authorised persons

      2. 19.Exempt persons

      3. 20.Approved regulators and relevant approved regulators

      4. 21.Regulatory arrangements

    5. Continuity of existing rights and transitional protection

      1. 22.Continuity of existing rights to carry on reserved legal activities

      2. 23.Transitional protection for non-commercial bodies

    6. Alteration of reserved legal activities

      1. 24.Extension of the reserved legal activities

      2. 25.Provisional designation as approved regulators and licensing authorities

      3. 26.Recommendations that activities should cease to be reserved legal activities

  5. Part 4 Regulation of approved regulators

    1. Introductory

      1. 27.Regulatory and representative functions of approved regulators

    2. General duties of approved regulators

      1. 28.Approved regulator’s duty to promote the regulatory objectives etc

    3. Separation of regulatory and representative functions

      1. 29.Prohibition on the Board interfering with representative functions

      2. 30.Rules relating to the exercise of regulatory functions

    4. Performance targets

      1. 31.Performance targets and monitoring

    5. Directions

      1. 32.Directions

      2. 33.Directions: procedure

      3. 34.Enforcement of directions

    6. Censure

      1. 35.Public censure

      2. 36.Public censure: procedure

    7. Financial penalties

      1. 37.Financial penalties

      2. 38.Financial penalties: procedure

      3. 39.Appeals against financial penalties

      4. 40.Recovery of financial penalties

    8. Intervention

      1. 41.Intervention directions

      2. 42.Intervention directions: further provision

      3. 43.Intervention directions: enforcement

      4. 44.Revocation of intervention directions

    9. Cancellation of approval

      1. 45.Cancellation of designation as approved regulator

      2. 46.Cancellation of designation: further provision

      3. 47.The Board’s power to recommend orders made under section 46

      4. 48.Cancellation of designation: powers of entry etc

    10. Policy statements

      1. 49.The Board’s policy statements

      2. 50.Policy statements: procedure

    11. Practising fees

      1. 51.Control of practising fees charged by approved regulators

    12. Regulatory conflict

      1. 52.Regulatory conflict with approved regulators

      2. 53.Modification of provision made about regulatory conflict

      3. 54.Regulatory conflict with other regulatory regimes

    13. Information

      1. 55.Provision of information to the Board

      2. 56.Enforcement of notices under section 55

    14. Competition

      1. 57.Reports by the OFT

      2. 58.The Board’s response to OFT report

      3. 59.Referral of report by the Lord Chancellor to the Competition Commission

      4. 60.Duties of the Competition Commission

      5. 61.Lord Chancellor’s power to give directions

    15. The Board as approved regulator

      1. 62.The Board as an approved regulator

      2. 63.The Board’s designation under section 62(1)(a)

      3. 64.Modification of the Board’s functions under section 62(1)(b)

      4. 65.Cancellation of the Board’s designation under section 62(1)(c)

      5. 66.The Board’s power to recommend orders made under section 62

      6. 67.Effect of the Board’s designation as an approved regulator

      7. 68.Regulatory conflict and the Board as approved regulator

    16. Functions of approved regulators etc

      1. 69.Modification of the functions of approved regulators etc

      2. 70.Procedural requirements relating to recommendations under section 69

  6. Part 5 Alternative business structures

    1. Introductory

      1. 71.Carrying on of activities by licensed bodies

      2. 72.“Licensable body”

    2. Licensing authorities

      1. 73.Licensing authorities and relevant licensing authorities

      2. 74.Designation of approved regulator as licensing authority

      3. 75.Automatic cancellation of designation as licensing authority

      4. 76.Cancellation of designation as licensing authority by order

      5. 77.Cancellation of designation: further provision

      6. 78.The Board’s power to recommend orders made under section 77

      7. 79.Cancellation of designation: powers of entry etc

    3. Appeals

      1. 80.Functions of appellate bodies

      2. 81.Procedural requirements relating to recommendations under section 80

    4. Policy statement

      1. 82.Licensing authority policy statement

    5. Licensing rules

      1. 83.Licensing rules

    6. Licensing

      1. 84.Application for licence

      2. 85.Terms of licence

      3. 86.Modification of licence

      4. 87.Registers of licensed bodies

      5. 88.Evidence of status

    7. Ownership of licensed bodies

      1. 89.Ownership of licensed bodies

    8. Regulation of licensed bodies

      1. 90.Duties of non-authorised persons

      2. 91.Duties of Head of Legal Practice

      3. 92.Duties of Head of Finance and Administration

      4. 93.Information

      5. 94.Enforcement of notices under section 93

      6. 95.Financial penalties

      7. 96.Appeals against financial penalties

      8. 97.Recovery of financial penalties

      9. 98.Referral of employees etc to appropriate regulator

      10. 99.Disqualification

      11. 100.Lists of disqualified persons

      12. 101.Suspension and revocation of licence

      13. 102.Intervention

      14. 103.Regulatory conflict and the Board as licensing authority

      15. 104.Prevention of regulatory conflict: accounts rules

    9. Special kinds of body

      1. 105.Trade union exemptions

      2. 106.Power to modify application of licensing rules etc to special bodies

      3. 107.Modifications under section 106: supplementary

      4. 108.“Low risk body”

      5. 109.Foreign bodies

    10. Supplementary provision

      1. 110.Reporting requirements relating to Part 5

      2. 111.Interpretation of Part 5

  7. Part 6 Legal Complaints

    1. Complaints procedures of authorised persons

      1. 112.Complaints procedures of authorised persons

    2. Overview of the scheme

      1. 113.Overview of the scheme

    3. The Office for Legal Complaints

      1. 114.The Office for Legal Complaints

      2. 115.The ombudsman scheme

      3. 116.General obligations

      4. 117.Corporate governance

      5. 118.Annual report

      6. 119.Supplementary powers

      7. 120.Reporting to the Board

      8. 121.Performance targets and monitoring

    4. The ombudsmen

      1. 122.Appointment of the Chief Ombudsman and assistant ombudsmen

      2. 123.Annual report of Chief Ombudsman

      3. 124.Additional reports of Chief Ombudsman

    5. Jurisdiction and operation of the ombudsman scheme

      1. 125.Jurisdiction of the ombudsman scheme

      2. 126.Complaints excluded because respondent’s complaints procedures not used

      3. 127.Complaints excluded by scheme rules

      4. 128.Parties

      5. 129.Pre-commencement acts and omissions

      6. 130.Orders under section 128

      7. 131.Acts and omissions by employees etc

      8. 132.Continuity of complaints

      9. 133.Operation of the ombudsman scheme

      10. 134.Delegation of an ombudsman’s functions

      11. 135.Notification requirements

      12. 136.Charges payable by respondents

    6. Determinations under the scheme

      1. 137.Determination of complaints

      2. 138.Limitation on value of directions under the ombudsman scheme

      3. 139.Alteration of limit

      4. 140.Acceptance or rejection of determination

      5. 141.Enforcement by complainant of directions under section 137

      6. 142.Reporting court orders made against authorised persons

    7. Reporting misconduct

      1. 143.Reporting possible misconduct to approved regulators

    8. Co-operation with investigations

      1. 144.Duties to share information

      2. 145.Duties of authorised persons to co-operate with investigations

      3. 146.Reporting failures to co-operate with an investigation to approved regulators

    9. Information

      1. 147.Information and documents

      2. 148.Reporting failures to provide information or produce documents

      3. 149.Enforcement of requirements to provide information or produce documents

      4. 150.Reports of investigations

      5. 151.Restricted information

      6. 152.Disclosure of restricted information

      7. 153.Data protection

    10. Defamation

      1. 154.Protection from defamation claims

    11. Scheme rules

      1. 155.Consent requirements for rules

      2. 156.The Board’s powers in respect of rules

    12. Effect on existing arrangements for redress etc

      1. 157.Approved regulators not to make provision for redress

      2. 158.Regulatory arrangements not prohibited by section 157

      3. 159.Legal Services Complaints Commissioner and Legal Services Ombudsman

    13. Interpretation

      1. 160.Interpretation of Part 6

    14. Claims management services

      1. 161.Extension of Part 6 to claims management services

  8. Part 7 Further provisions relating to the Board and the OLC

    1. Guidance

      1. 162.Guidance

    2. Voluntary arrangements

      1. 163.Voluntary arrangements

      2. 164.Power to establish voluntary scheme for resolving complaints

      3. 165.Procedure for making orders under section 164

      4. 166.Operation of voluntary scheme

    3. Disclosure and use of information

      1. 167.Restricted information

      2. 168.Disclosure of restricted information

      3. 169.Disclosure of information to the Board

      4. 170.Data protection

      5. 171.Use of information

    4. Payments by Lord Chancellor

      1. 172.Funding

    5. The levy

      1. 173.The levy

      2. 174.The levy: supplementary provisions

    6. Payments into the Consolidated Fund

      1. 175.Amounts payable into the Consolidated Fund

  9. Part 8 Miscellaneous provisions about lawyers etc

    1. Duties of regulated persons

      1. 176.Duties of regulated persons

    2. Solicitors, the Law Society and the Disciplinary Tribunal

      1. 177.The Law Society, solicitors, recognised bodies and foreign lawyers

      2. 178.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal: approval of rules

      3. 179.Board’s power to give directions to the Tribunal

      4. 180.Functions of the Tribunal

    3. Other lawyers

      1. 181.Unqualified person not to pretend to be a barrister

      2. 182.Licensed conveyancers

      3. 183.Commissioners for oaths

      4. 184.Trade mark attorneys

      5. 185.Patent attorneys

      6. 186.Immigration advisers and immigration service providers

      7. 187.Claims management services

    4. Advocates and litigators

      1. 188.Duties of advocates and litigators

      2. 189.Employed advocates

    5. Legal professional privilege

      1. 190.Legal professional privilege

    6. Employees of housing management bodies

      1. 191.Rights of audience etc of employees of housing management bodies

    7. Savings

      1. 192.Powers of court in respect of rights of audience and conduct of litigation

      2. 193.Solicitors to public departments and the City of London

    8. Pro bono representation

      1. 194.Payments in respect of pro bono representation

    9. Scotland

      1. 195.Application of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007

      2. 196.Scottish legal services ombudsman: functions

  10. Part 9 General

    1. Offences

      1. 197.Offences committed by bodies corporate and unincorporated bodies

      2. 198.Local weights and measures authorities

    2. Protected functions of the Lord Chancellor

      1. 199.Protected functions of the Lord Chancellor

    3. Notices etc

      1. 200.Notices and directions

      2. 201.Documents

      3. 202.The giving of notices, directions and other documents

      4. 203.The giving of notices, directions and other documents in electronic form

    4. Orders, rules etc

      1. 204.Orders, regulations and rules

      2. 205.Consultation requirements for rules

      3. 206.Parliamentary control of orders and regulations

    5. Interpretation

      1. 207.Interpretation

    6. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 208.Minor and consequential provision etc

      2. 209.Transitional and transitory provision

      3. 210.Repeals

      4. 211.Commencement

      5. 212.Extent

      6. 213.Index of defined expressions

      7. 214.Short title

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Legal Services Board

      1. 1.Membership

      2. 2.(1) In appointing persons as ordinary members the Lord Chancellor...

      3. 3.In appointing persons to be ordinary members, the Lord Chancellor...

      4. 4.Terms of appointment and tenure of members

      5. 5.(1) An ordinary member must be appointed for a fixed...

      6. 6.If an ordinary member who is a lay person becomes...

      7. 7.(1) An ordinary member may at any time—

      8. 8.The chairman ceases to be chairman upon ceasing to be...

      9. 9.Where a person ceases to be employed as Chief Executive,...

      10. 10.Remuneration etc of members

      11. 11.The terms of appointment of the chairman or any other...

      12. 12.If the Lord Chancellor thinks there are circumstances that make...

      13. 13.Staff

      14. 14.The Board may appoint such other staff as it considers...

      15. 15.The Chief Executive and other staff are to be—

      16. 16.The terms and conditions on which the Chief Executive or...

      17. 17.The Board may pay compensation for loss of employment to...

      18. 18.A member of staff appointed under paragraph 14 may be...

      19. 19.Arrangements for assistance

      20. 20.Committees

      21. 21.Proceedings

      22. 22.The validity of any act of the Board is not...

      23. 23.Delegation of functions

      24. 24.Borrowing

      25. 25.Accounts

      26. 26.Status

      27. 27.Application of seal and proof of instruments

      28. 28.Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed...

      29. 29.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

      30. 30.Disqualification

      31. 31.Freedom of information

      32. 32.Public records

      33. 33.Exemption from liability in damages

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      The reserved legal activities

      1. 1.Introduction

      2. 2.In this Schedule “the appointed day” means the day appointed...

      3. 3.Rights of audience

      4. 4.Conduct of litigation

      5. 5.Reserved instrument activities

      6. 6.Probate activities

      7. 7.Notarial activities

      8. 8.Administration of oaths

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Exempt persons

      1. 1.Rights of audience

      2. 2.Conduct of litigation

      3. 3.Reserved instrument activities

      4. 4.Probate activities

      5. 5.Notarial activities

      6. 6.Administration of oaths

      7. 7.European lawyers

      8. 8.Employers etc acting through exempt person

      9. 9.Further exempt persons

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Approved regulators

      1. Part 1 Existing regulators

        1. 1.(1) Each body listed in the first column of the...

        2. 2.(1) The regulatory arrangements of a listed body, as they...

      2. Part 2 Designation of bodies by order

        1. 3.Application to the Board

        2. 4.Dismissal of application

        3. 5.Board’s duty to seek advice

        4. 6.Advice of Office of Fair Trading

        5. 7.Advice of the Consumer Panel

        6. 8.Advice of selected consultees

        7. 9.Advice of the Lord Chief Justice

        8. 10.Information obtained by consultees

        9. 11.Representations by applicant

        10. 12.Publication of advice and representations etc

        11. 13.Rules governing decisions by the Board

        12. 14.Determination of applications

        13. 15.(1) Where an application is made under this Part, the...

        14. 16.Effect of grant of application

        15. 17.Lord Chancellor’s decision to make an order

        16. 18.Approval of regulatory arrangements

      3. Part 3 Alteration of approved regulator’s regulatory arrangements

        1. 19.Requirement for approval

        2. 20.Application to Board

        3. 21.Initial determination

        4. 22.Advice

        5. 23.Representations by applicant

        6. 24.Publication of advice and representations etc

        7. 25.Decision by the Board

        8. 26.Failure to decide application during decision period

        9. 27.Effect of grant of application

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Authorised persons

      1. Part 1 Continuity of rights

        1. 1.Rights of audience and conduct of litigation

        2. 2.Conveyancing services

      2. Part 2 Rights during transitional period

        1. 3.The transitional period

        2. 4.Barristers etc

        3. 5.(1) During the transitional period, every registered European lawyer registered...

        4. 6.During the transitional period members of the Bar not in...

        5. 7.Solicitors etc

        6. 8.(1) During the transitional period, every registered European lawyer registered...

        7. 9.(1) During the transitional period, solicitors are to continue to...

        8. 10.Legal Executives

        9. 11.Licensed conveyancers

        10. 12.Notaries public

        11. 13.(1) During the transitional period, a person (“P”) is an...

        12. 14.Patent attorneys

        13. 15.(1) During the transitional period registered patent attorneys are to...

        14. 16.Trade mark attorneys

        15. 17.Law costs draftsmen

        16. 18.(1) During the transitional period, a person (“P”) is an...

      3. Part 3 Interpretation

        1. 19.In this Schedule— “the appointed day” means the day appointed...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Alteration of reserved legal activities

      1. 1.Introductory

      2. 2.Requests for Board to hold a full investigation

      3. 3.Board’s duty to hold preliminary inquiries in certain cases

      4. 4.Board’s power to hold preliminary inquiries in other cases

      5. 5.Advice

      6. 6.(1) Before determining whether it is appropriate to hold a...

      7. 7.(1) The Board must consider, and publish, any advice given...

      8. 8.Restrictions on refusing a paragraph 2 request

      9. 9.Decision to hold investigation

      10. 10.Duty to investigate and produce a provisional report within the investigation period

      11. 11.“The investigation period”

      12. 12.Supplementary provisions about the investigation

      13. 13.Consideration of the provisional report

      14. 14.(1) For the purpose of making a decision under paragraph...

      15. 15.The Board must, so far as is reasonably practicable, consider—...

      16. 16.Duty to prepare final report within the final reporting period

      17. 17.“The final reporting period”

      18. 18.Costs

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Directions: procedure

      1. 1.Introductory

      2. 2.Notification of the approved regulator

      3. 3.Board’s duty to seek advice

      4. 4.Advice of the Lord Chancellor

      5. 5.Advice of Office of Fair Trading

      6. 6.Advice of the Consumer Panel

      7. 7.Advice of selected consultees

      8. 8.Advice of the Lord Chief Justice

      9. 9.Consultees' powers to request information

      10. 10.Representations by approved regulator

      11. 11.Publication of advice etc

      12. 12.Decision by the Board

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Intervention directions: procedure

      1. Part 1 Giving intervention directions

        1. 1.Introductory

        2. 2.Notification of the approved regulator

        3. 3.Board’s duty to seek advice

        4. 4.Advice of the Lord Chancellor

        5. 5.Advice of Office of Fair Trading

        6. 6.Advice of the Consumer Panel

        7. 7.Advice of selected consultees

        8. 8.Advice of the Lord Chief Justice

        9. 9.Consultees' powers to request information

        10. 10.Representations by the approved regulator etc

        11. 11.Further provision about publishing of advice and representations

        12. 12.Decision by the Board

      2. Part 2 Revoking intervention directions

        1. 13.Introductory

        2. 14.Board’s duty to seek advice

        3. 15.Advice of the Lord Chancellor

        4. 16.Advice of Office of Fair Trading

        5. 17.Advice of the Consumer Panel

        6. 18.Advice of the selected consultees

        7. 19.Advice of the Lord Chief Justice

        8. 20.Information obtained by consultees

        9. 21.Representations by approved regulator etc

        10. 22.Further provision about publishing advice and representations

        11. 23.Decision by the Board

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Cancellation of designation as approved regulator

      1. 1.Introductory

      2. 2.Notification of the approved regulator

      3. 3.Board’s duty to seek advice

      4. 4.Advice of Office of Fair Trading

      5. 5.Advice of the Consumer Panel

      6. 6.Advice of selected consultees

      7. 7.Advice of the Lord Chief Justice

      8. 8.Information obtained by consultees

      9. 9.Representations by the approved regulator etc

      10. 10.Publication of advice etc

      11. 11.Decision by the Board

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Designation of approved regulators as licensing authorities

      1. Part 1 Designation of approved regulators by order

        1. 1.Application to the Board

        2. 2.Dismissal of application

        3. 3.Board’s duty to seek advice

        4. 4.Advice of Office of Fair Trading

        5. 5.Advice of the Consumer Panel

        6. 6.Advice of selected consultees

        7. 7.Advice of the Lord Chief Justice

        8. 8.Information obtained by consultees

        9. 9.Representations by applicant

        10. 10.Publication of advice and representations etc

        11. 11.Rules governing decisions by the Board

        12. 12.Determination of applications

        13. 13.(1) Where an application is made under this Part, the...

        14. 14.Effect of grant of application

        15. 15.Lord Chancellor’s decision to make an order

        16. 16.Approval of licensing rules

      2. Part 2 Cancellation of designation by order

        1. 17.Introductory

        2. 18.Notification of the licensing authority

        3. 19.Board’s duty to seek advice

        4. 20.Advice of Office of Fair Trading

        5. 21.Advice of the Consumer Panel

        6. 22.Advice of selected consultees

        7. 23.Advice of the Lord Chief Justice

        8. 24.Information obtained by consultees

        9. 25.Representations by the approved regulator etc

        10. 26.Publication of advice etc

        11. 27.Decision by the Board

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Licensing rules

      1. Part 1 Licensing procedure

        1. 1.Applications for licences

        2. 2.Determination of applications

        3. 3.Review of determination

        4. 4.Period of licence and renewal

        5. 5.Continuity of licences

        6. 6.Modification of licences

        7. 7.Modifications under section 106 or 107

        8. 8.(1) Licensing rules must make the following provision in relation...

      2. Part 2 Structural requirements

        1. 9.Management

        2. 10.(1) Licensing rules may make further provision as to—

        3. 11.Head of Legal Practice

        4. 12.(1) Licensing rules must make provision— (a) about the procedures...

        5. 13.Head of Finance and Administration

        6. 14.(1) Licensing rules must make provision— (a) about the procedures...

      3. Part 3 Practice requirements

        1. 15.Practising address

        2. 16.Licensed activities

        3. 17.Compliance with regulatory arrangements etc

        4. 18.Disqualified employees

        5. 19.Indemnification arrangements and compensation arrangements

        6. 20.Accounts

      4. Part 4 Regulation

        1. 21.Fees

        2. 22.Financial penalties

        3. 23.Disqualifications

        4. 24.Suspension or revocation of licence under section 101

        5. 25.Licensing rules may make provision about other circumstances in which...

        6. 26.(1) Licensing rules must make provision about the criteria and...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Entitlement to make an application for a licence to the Board

      1. 1.Application to Board

      2. 2.Board’s decision on an application under paragraph 1

      3. 3.Licensing authority’s duty to make relevant determinations

      4. 4.“The Board”

      5. 5.“Competent licensing authority”

      6. 6.“Potentially competent licensing authority”

      7. 7.“Suitable regulatory arrangements”

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Ownership of licensed bodies

      1. Part 1 Introductory

        1. 1.Restricted interests subject to approval

        2. 2.Restricted interest

        3. 3.Material interest

        4. 4.Controlled interest

        5. 5.Associates, parent undertakings and voting power

        6. 6.The approval requirements

        7. 7.Approval of multiple restricted interests

        8. 8.Board’s power to prescribe rules

        9. 9.Lord Chancellor’s power to modify

      2. Part 2 Approval of restricted interests on application for licence

        1. 10.Requirement to identify non-authorised persons

        2. 11.(1) It is an offence for a person to fail...

        3. 12.(1) This paragraph applies if a person under a duty...

        4. 13.Requirement to notify non-authorised persons

        5. 14.Licensing authority’s power to require information

        6. 15.Licence may not be granted unless non-authorised persons approved

        7. 16.Unconditional approval of notified interest

        8. 17.Conditional approval of notified interest

        9. 18.(1) The investor and the applicant may before the end...

        10. 19.Objection to notified interest

        11. 20.(1) The investor and the applicant may before the end...

      3. Part 3 Approval of restricted interests after licence is issued

        1. Powers of licensing authority in relation to change of interests

          1. 21.Continuing notification requirements

          2. 22.Offences in connection with paragraph 21

          3. 23.(1) This paragraph applies if a person under the duty...

          4. 24.(1) It is an offence for a non-authorised person, who...

          5. 25.Duty of licensing authority following notification etc.

          6. 26.Licensing authority’s power to require information

          7. 27.Unconditional approval of notifiable interest

          8. 28.Conditional approval of notifiable interest

          9. 29.(1) The investor and the licensed body may before the...

          10. 30.Duration of unconditional or conditional approval

          11. 31.Objection to acquisition of notifiable interest

          12. 32.(1) The investor and the licensed body may before the...

        2. Powers of licensing authority where no change of interests

          1. 33.Imposition of conditions (or further conditions) on existing restricted interest

          2. 34.(1) The person and the licensed body may before the...

          3. 35.Variation and cancellation of conditions

          4. 36.Objection to existing restricted interest

          5. 37.(1) The person and the licensed body may before the...

      4. Part 4 Additional restrictions

        1. 38.Power to impose share limit, voting limit etc

        2. 39.Obligation to notify where share limit or voting limit exceeded

        3. 40.(1) This paragraph applies if a person under the duty...

      5. Part 5 Enforcement

        1. Divestiture

          1. 41.The divestiture condition

          2. 42.(1) If the relevant licensing rules make the provision mentioned...

          3. 43.Application for divestiture

          4. 44.Restriction notice

          5. 45.Divestiture by High Court

        2. Conditions

          1. 46.Enforcement of conditions

        3. Records of decisions

          1. 47.Duty to notify Board of decisions under this Schedule

          2. 48.(1) A licensing authority must notify the Board where under...

          3. 49.Power to notify Board where share limit or voting limit breached

          4. 50.(1) The person concerned and the licensed body may before...

          5. 51.Board’s list of persons subject to objections and conditions

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Licensing authority’s powers of intervention

      1. 1.Introductory

      2. 2.Money: prohibition on payment

      3. 3.Money etc: vesting in licensing authority

      4. 4.(1) Any rights to which this paragraph applies shall vest...

      5. 5.(1) If the licensing authority takes possession of any sum...

      6. 6.(1) The licensing authority may make rules governing its treatment...

      7. 7.Money: information

      8. 8.Notice to produce or deliver documents

      9. 9.Order to produce or deliver documents

      10. 10.Taking possession of documents etc under notice or order

      11. 11.Mail and other forms of communication

      12. 12.Use of documents in licensing authority’s possession

      13. 13.(1) The licensing authority may take copies of or extracts...

      14. 14.Trusts

      15. 15.General powers of licensing authority

      16. 16.The licensing authority may do all things which are reasonably...

      17. 17.Licensing authority’s costs

      18. 18.(1) The High Court, on the application of the licensing...

    15. SCHEDULE 15

      The Office for Legal Complaints

      1. 1.Membership

      2. 2.(1) In appointing members of the OLC, the Board must...

      3. 3.(1) An ombudsman may be a member (but not chairman)...

      4. 4.In appointing members of the OLC, the Board must have...

      5. 5.Terms of appointment and tenure of members

      6. 6.(1) A member of the OLC must be appointed for...

      7. 7.If a member of the OLC who is a lay...

      8. 8.(1) A member may at any time—

      9. 9.The chairman ceases to be chairman upon ceasing to be...

      10. 10.Remuneration etc of members

      11. 11.The terms of appointment of the chairman or any other...

      12. 12.If the Board thinks there are circumstances that make it...

      13. 13.Staff

      14. 14.Staff appointed under paragraph 13 are to be—

      15. 15.A member of staff appointed under paragraph 13 may be...

      16. 16.The terms and conditions on which an ombudsman, or any...

      17. 17.The OLC may pay compensation for loss of employment to...

      18. 18.Arrangements for assistance

      19. 19.Committees

      20. 20.Proceedings

      21. 21.The validity of any act of the OLC is not...

      22. 22.Delegation of functions

      23. 23.Budget

      24. 24.Land

      25. 25.Borrowing

      26. 26.Accounts

      27. 27.Status

      28. 28.Application of seal and proof of instruments

      29. 29.Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed...

      30. 30.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

      31. 31.Disqualification

      32. 32.Freedom of information

      33. 33.Public records

      34. 34.Exemption from liability in damages

    16. SCHEDULE 16

      The Law Society, solicitors, recognised bodies and foreign lawyers

      1. Part 1 The Solicitors Act 1974 (c. 47)

        1. 1.The Solicitors Act 1974 is amended in accordance with this...

        2. 2.In section 1A (practising certificates: employed solicitors)—

        3. 3.After section 1A insert— Restriction on practice as sole solicitor...

        4. 4.In section 2 (training regulations)— (a) in subsection (1) omit...

        5. 5.In section 3 (admission as solicitor), in subsection (2)—

        6. 6.In section 6 (keeping of the roll) omit subsections (2)...

        7. 7.In section 7 (entry of name and restoration of name...

        8. 8.(1) Section 8 (removal or restoration of name at solicitor’s...

        9. 9.For sections 9 and 10 (applications for and issue of...

        10. 10.After section 10 (as inserted by paragraph 9) insert— Register...

        11. 11.For section 11 (fee payable on issue of practising certificate)...

        12. 12.Omit section 12 (discretion of Society with respect to issue...

        13. 13.Omit section 12A (additional fee payable by certain solicitors on...

        14. 14.For section 13 (appeals in connection with issue of practising...

        15. 15.After section 13 insert— Application to practise as sole practitioner...

        16. 16.(1) Section 13A (imposition of conditions while practising certificates are...

        17. 17.In section 13B (suspension of practising certificates where solicitors convicted...

        18. 18.Omit section 14 (commencement, expiry and replacement of practising certificates)....

        19. 19.In section 15 (suspension of practising certificates), in subsection (1A)—...

        20. 20.(1) Section 16 (duration of suspension of practising certificates) is...

        21. 21.In section 17 (publicity in relation to suspension of practising...

        22. 22.After section 17 insert— Suspension of sole solicitor endorsement (1) The making by the Tribunal or by the court...

        23. 23.For section 18 (evidence as to holding of practising certificates)...

        24. 24.Omit section 19 (rights of practising and rights of audience)....

        25. 25.For section 20 (unqualified person not to act as solicitor)...

        26. 26.Omit— (a) sections 22 and 22A (unqualified person not to...

        27. 27.In section 24 (application of penal provisions to body corporate),...

        28. 28.In section 26 (time limit for commencement of certain proceedings)...

        29. 29.Omit section 27 (saving for persons authorised to conduct legal...

        30. 30.(1) Section 28 (regulations) is amended as follows.

        31. 31.(1) Section 31 (rules as to professional practice, conduct and...

        32. 32.(1) Section 32 (accounts rules and trust accounts rules) is...

        33. 33.(1) Section 33 (interest on clients' money) is amended as...

        34. 34.(1) Section 33A (inspection of practice bank accounts etc) is...

        35. 35.(1) Section 34 (accountants' reports) is amended as follows.

        36. 36.After section 34 insert— Sole solicitors Employees of solicitors (1) Rules made by the Society may provide for any...

        37. 37.For section 36 (compensation fund) substitute— Compensation grants (1) The Society may make rules concerning the grant of...

        38. 38.In section 37 (professional indemnity)— (a) in subsection (1) for...

        39. 39.Omit section 37A (redress for inadequate professional services).

        40. 40.Omit section 40 (solicitor not to commence or defend actions...

        41. 41.(1) Section 41 (employment by solicitor of person struck off...

        42. 42.(1) Section 43 (control of solicitors' employees and consultants) is...

        43. 43.In section 44 (offences in connection with orders under section...

        44. 44.For section 44B (examination of files) substitute— Provision of information...

        45. 45.For section 44C (payment of costs of investigations) substitute— Power...

        46. 46.After that section insert— Disciplinary powers of the Society Disciplinary...

        47. 47.(1) Section 46 (solicitors disciplinary tribunal) is amended as follows....

        48. 48.After that section insert— Funding of the Tribunal (1) The Tribunal must submit to the Society in respect...

        49. 49.In section 47 (jurisdiction and powers of Tribunal)—

        50. 50.In section 48 (orders of Tribunal)— (a) in subsection (2)(b)—...

        51. 51.(1) Section 49 (appeals from Tribunal) is amended as follows....

        52. 52.After that section insert— Appeals to the Tribunal instead of...

        53. 53.In section 54 (restrictions on powers to strike names off...

        54. 54.(1) Section 56 (orders as to remuneration for non-contentious business)...

        55. 55.In section 57 (non-contentious business agreements)— (a) in subsection (2)...

        56. 56.In section 60 (effect of contentious business agreements)—

        57. 57.In section 61 (enforcement of contentious business agreements)—

        58. 58.In section 62 (contentious business agreements by certain representatives)—

        59. 59.In section 63 (effect on contentious business agreement of death...

        60. 60.In section 64 (form of bill of costs for contentious...

        61. 61.In section 65 (security for costs and termination of retainer),...

        62. 62.In section 66 (taxations with respect to contentious business)—

        63. 63.In section 67 (inclusion of disbursements in bill of costs),...

        64. 64.(1) Section 69 (action to recover solicitor’s costs) is amended...

        65. 65.In section 70 (taxation on application of party chargeable or...

        66. 66.In section 71 (taxation on application of third parties)—

        67. 67.In section 72 (supplementary provisions as to taxations)—

        68. 68.In section 73 (charging orders), in subsection (1)—

        69. 69.In section 74 (special provisions as to contentious business done...

        70. 70.Omit the following provisions— section 76 (non-practising solicitors eligible for...

        71. 71.For section 79 (committees and sub-committees of the Council) substitute—...

        72. 72.In section 80 (powers to act on behalf of Society)—...

        73. 73.Omit sections 81 and 81A (administration of oaths and taking...

        74. 74.Before section 87 (interpretation) insert— Rules (1) Rules made by the Society under this Act may...

        75. 75.In section 87(1) (interpretation)— (a) in the definition of “client...

        76. 76.In section 89 (consequential amendments etc.), omit subsection (7).

        77. 77.(1) Schedule 1 (intervention in solicitor’s practice) is amended as...

        78. 78.Omit Schedule 1A (inadequate professional services).

        79. 79.Omit Schedule 2 (the compensation fund).

      2. Part 2 The Administration of Justice Act 1985 (c. 61)

        1. 80.The Administration of Justice Act 1985 is amended in accordance...

        2. 81.(1) Section 9 (incorporated practices) is amended as follows.

        3. 82.After that section insert— Legal services bodies (1) For the purposes of section 9, a “legal services...

        4. 83.(1) Section 10 (penalty for pretending to be a body...

        5. 84.(1) Section 43 (jurisdiction and powers of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal...

        6. 85.In the title of Schedule 2, for “Incorporated practices” substitute...

        7. 86.In paragraph 1 of that Schedule (interpretation)—

        8. 87.For paragraph 2 of that Schedule (appeal against refusal of...

        9. 88.For paragraph 3 of that Schedule (accounts rules) substitute— (1) This paragraph applies where rules made under section 32(1)...

        10. 89.In paragraph 4 of that Schedule (interest on clients' money)—...

        11. 90.After that paragraph insert— Where rules made under section 32 of the 1974 Act...

        12. 91.For paragraph 4A of that Schedule (inspection of bank accounts)...

        13. 92.For paragraph 5 of that Schedule (accountants' reports) substitute— Where rules made under section 34 of the 1974 Act...

        14. 93.After that paragraph insert— Where rules made under section 34 of the 1974 Act...

        15. 94.For paragraph 6 of that Schedule (compensation fund) substitute— (1) Section 36 of the 1974 Act applies in relation...

        16. 95.In paragraph 7 of that Schedule (solicitor who is justice...

        17. 96.In paragraph 9 of that Schedule (restriction on employment of...

        18. 97.In paragraph 10 of that Schedule (failure to disclose striking...

        19. 98.Omit paragraph 11 of that Schedule (control of employment of...

        20. 99.Omit paragraph 12 of that Schedule (offences in connection with...

        21. 100.Omit paragraph 13 of that Schedule (redress for inadequate professional...

        22. 101.For paragraph 14 of that Schedule (examination of files) substitute—...

        23. 102.For paragraph 14A of that Schedule (payment of costs of...

        24. 103.After that paragraph insert— Disciplinary powers of the Society (1) This paragraph applies where the Society is satisfied that...

        25. 104.In paragraph 16 of that Schedule (complaints to Tribunal with...

        26. 105.In paragraph 17 of that Schedule (procedure on applications and...

        27. 106.In paragraph 18 of that Schedule (powers of Tribunal with...

        28. 107.After that paragraph insert— (1) Where, on the hearing of any complaint made to...

        29. 108.In paragraph 20 of that Schedule (powers of Tribunal in...

        30. 109.In paragraph 21 of that Schedule (revocation of recognition by...

        31. 110.In paragraph 23 (orders as to remuneration for non-contentious business)—...

        32. 111.For paragraph 24 of that Schedule (effect of contentious business...

        33. 112.In paragraph 25 of that Schedule (effect of supervening incapacity...

        34. 113.In paragraph 26 of that Schedule (taxations with respect to...

        35. 114.In paragraph 28 (power of court to order recognised body...

        36. 115.For paragraph 29 of that Schedule (actions to recover costs)...

        37. 116.In paragraph 30 (power of Society to inspect files relating...

        38. 117.In paragraph 31 of that Schedule (bank accounts)—

        39. 118.After that paragraph insert— Where rules made under section 32(1) of the 1974 Act...

        40. 119.(1) Paragraph 32 of that Schedule (intervention by Society) is...

        41. 120.For paragraph 33 of that Schedule (further grounds for intervention)—...

        42. 121.In paragraph 34 of that Schedule (powers of intervention on...

        43. 122.In paragraph 35 of that Schedule (provision relating to the...

        44. 123.In paragraph 36 of that Schedule (privilege from disclosure etc)—...

      3. Part 3 The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

        1. 124.The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 is amended in...

        2. 125.In section 89 (foreign lawyers: recognised bodies and partnerships with...

        3. 126.Schedule 14 to that Act (foreign lawyers: partnerships and recognised...

        4. 127.In paragraph 1 (interpretation) omit the definitions of “the Council”...

        5. 128.In paragraph 2 (application for registration)— (a) for “Council” in...

        6. 129.After paragraph 2 insert— (1) The Society may direct that a foreign lawyer’s registration...

        7. 130.In paragraph 3 (duration of registration) in sub-paragraphs (2) and...

        8. 131.In paragraph 5 (intervention in practices)— (a) in sub-paragraph (3)(a)...

        9. 132.For paragraph 6 (compensation fund) substitute— Section 36 of the 1974 Act applies in relation to...

        10. 133.For paragraph 7 (contributions to fund) substitute— Section 36A(2) and (3) of the 1974 Act applies in...

        11. 134.For paragraph 8 (accountants' reports) substitute — Section 34 of the Act of 1974 applies in relation...

        12. 135.In paragraph 14 (appeal against conditions or refusals)—

        13. 136.In paragraph 15 (jurisdiction and powers of disciplinary tribunal)—

        14. 137.In paragraph 16(2) (foreign lawyers assisting Tribunal) for “Master of...

        15. 138.In paragraph 17 (appeals from Tribunal)— (a) in sub-paragraph (1)...

    17. SCHEDULE 17

      Licensed conveyancing

      1. Part 1 Administration of Justice Act 1985 (c. 61)

        1. 1.Part 2 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (licensed...

        2. 2.In section 11 (provision of conveyancing services by licensed conveyancers)—...

        3. 3.In section 12 (establishment of the Council), omit subsection (2)....

        4. 4.(1) Section 15 (issue of licences by Council) is amended...

        5. 5.(1) Section 16 (conditional licences) is amended as follows.

        6. 6.After section 16 insert— Additional fee payable by certain persons...

        7. 7.(1) Section 17 (imposition of conditions during currency of licence)...

        8. 8.After section 17 insert— Variation of conditions (1) This section applies where a licensed conveyancer’s licence has...

        9. 9.In section 18 (suspension or termination of licences), after subsection...

        10. 10.In section 20 (rules as to professional practice, conduct and...

        11. 11.In section 22 (keeping of accounts and establishment of client...

        12. 12.(1) Section 24 (preliminary investigation of disciplinary cases) is amended...

        13. 13.After section 24 insert— Determination of allegations by Investigating Committee...

        14. 14.In section 25 (the Discipline and Appeals Committee), in subsection...

        15. 15.(1) Section 26 (proceedings in disciplinary cases) is amended as...

        16. 16.In section 27 (removal of disqualification from holding a licence),...

        17. 17.In section 28 (revocation of licence on grounds of fraud...

        18. 18.In section 29 (appeals from decisions of Council in relation...

        19. 19.(1) Section 31 (application of Schedule 5) is amended as...

        20. 20.(1) Section 32 (provision of conveyancing services by recognised bodies)...

        21. 21.After section 32 (provision of conveyancing by recognised bodies) insert—...

        22. 22.For section 33 (legal professional privilege), substitute— Legal professional privilege...

        23. 23.After that section insert— Administration of oaths by licensed conveyancers...

        24. 24.In section 34 (modification of existing enactments relating to conveyancing...

        25. 25.In section 35 (penalty for pretending to be a licensed...

        26. 26.In section 36 (offences by bodies corporate)—

        27. 27.In section 38 (rules)— (a) omit subsection (1), and

        28. 28.In section 39(1) (interpretation of Part 2)—

        29. 29.(1) Schedule 3 (Council for Licensed Conveyancers: supplementary provisions) is...

        30. 30.(1) Schedule 4 (the Discipline and Appeals Committee: supplementary provisions)...

        31. 31.(1) Schedule 5 (intervention in licensed conveyancer’s practice) is amended...

        32. 32.(1) Schedule 6 (bodies recognised under section 32: supplementary provisions)...

      2. Part 2 Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

        1. 33.The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 is amended in...

        2. 34.(1) Section 53 (the Council for Licensed Conveyancers) is amended...

        3. 35.(1) Schedule 8 (licensed conveyancers) is amended as follows.

    18. SCHEDULE 18

      Immigration advice and immigration services

      1. Part 1 Qualifying regulators

        1. 1.Designation orders

        2. 2.Continuity of existing rights

        3. 3.Application to become a qualifying regulator

        4. 4.Consultation and representations

        5. 5.Determination of application

        6. 6.(1) After considering— (a) the application and accompanying material,

        7. 7.Effect of application

        8. 8.Loss of qualifying regulator status

      2. Part 2 Amendments of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33)

        1. 9.The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 is amended in accordance...

        2. 10.In section 82(1) (interpretation of Part 5), after the definition...

        3. 11.In section 83 (the Immigration Services Commissioner), after subsection (6)...

        4. 12.(1) Section 84 (provision of immigration services) is amended as...

        5. 13.(1) Section 86 (designated professional bodies) is amended as follows....

        6. 14.After section 86 insert— Designated qualifying regulators (1) “Designated qualifying regulator” means a body which is a...

        7. 15.(1) Section 90 (orders by disciplinary bodies) is amended as...

        8. 16.In section 166(4) (orders requiring approval by Parliament), after paragraph...

        9. 17.(1) Schedule 5 (the Immigration Services Commissioner) is amended as...

      3. Part 3 Transitional provision

        1. 18.The transitional period

        2. 19.Barristers etc

        3. 20.(1) During the transitional period, every registered European lawyer registered...

        4. 21.Solicitors etc

        5. 22.(1) During the transitional period, every registered European lawyer registered...

        6. 23.Legal Executives

    19. SCHEDULE 19

      Claims management services

      1. 1.The Compensation Act 2006 (c. 29) is amended in accordance...

      2. 2.(1) Section 4 (provision of regulated claims management services) is...

      3. 3.(1) Section 5 (the Regulator) is amended as follows.

      4. 4.In section 6 (exemptions) after subsection (3) insert—

      5. 5.(1) Section 7 (enforcement: offence) is amended as follows.

      6. 6.(1) Section 8 (enforcement: the Regulator) is amended as follows....

      7. 7.In section 9 (regulations), after subsection (2) insert—

      8. 8.(1) Section 11 (pretending to be authorised etc) is amended...

      9. 9.In section 13 (appeals and references to Claims Management Services...

      10. 10.In section 14 (interpretation), in the definition of “the Regulator”...

      11. 11.(1) The Schedule (claims management regulations) is amended as follows....

    20. SCHEDULE 20

      Amendments in relation to the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 5)

      1. 1.Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 46)

      2. 2.Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 (c. 40)

    21. SCHEDULE 21

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. 1.Public Notaries Act 1801 (c. 79)

      2. 2.In section 1 (no person to be created to act...

      3. 3.In section 14 (Act not to extend to certain persons),...

      4. 4.Public Notaries Act 1843 (c. 90)

      5. 5.After section 7 insert— Effect of admission or grant of...

      6. 6.In section 8 (Master of Faculties may issue commissions to...

      7. 7.Omit section 10 (offence of practising as notary without authorisation)....

      8. 8.Bills of Exchange Act 1882 (c. 61)

      9. 9.In section 51 (noting or protest of bill), after subsection...

      10. 10.In section 94 (protest when notary not accessible)—

      11. 11.Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889 (c. 10)

      12. 12.In section 1(3) (powers of commissioners for oaths) omit from...

      13. 13.In section 6 (powers as to oaths and notarial acts...

      14. 14.Benefices Act 1898 (c. 48)

      15. 15.Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12)

      16. 16.In section 37(1) (power to clear court while child or...

      17. 17.In section 43 (admission of deposition in evidence), for “counsel...

      18. 18.In section 47(2)(b) (procedure in youth courts), for “solicitors and...

      19. 19.In section 49(11) (restrictions on reports of proceedings), omit the...

      20. 20.In section 107 (interpretation), after the definition of “legal guardian”...

      21. 21.London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939 (c. xcvii)

      22. 22.Accommodation Agencies Act 1953 (c. 23)

      23. 23.Geneva Conventions Act 1957 (c. 52)

      24. 24.Horserace Betting Levy Act 1969 (c. 14)

      25. 25.Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9)

      26. 26.Powers of Attorney Act 1971 (c. 27)

      27. 27.Poisons Act 1972 (c. 66)

      28. 28.Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

      29. 29.Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c. 18)

      30. 30.Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41)

      31. 31.Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c. 39)

      32. 32.Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65)

      33. 33.Bail Act 1976 (c. 63)

      34. 34.In section 3 (general provisions), in subsection (6)(e) for “an...

      35. 35.In section 5 (supplementary provisions about decisions on bail)—

      36. 36.Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74)

      37. 37.In section 67A (national security: procedure), in subsection (3)(a) for...

      38. 38.In section 72 (validity and revision of contracts), in subsection...

      39. 39.In Schedule 1A (bodies and other persons subject to general...

      40. 40.Patents Act 1977 (c. 37)

      41. 41.Estate Agents Act 1979 (c. 38)

      42. 42.Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

      43. 43.In section 144 (rule committee and rules of procedure)—

      44. 44.In section 150 (interpretation), in subsection (1), in the definition...

      45. 45.Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54)

      46. 46.In section 86 (Crown Court Rule Committee)—

      47. 47.In section 90(3B) (conduct of proceedings by Official Solicitor) for...

      48. 48.Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

      49. 49.In section 86 (authorised excuses for failures as to return...

      50. 50.In section 156 (costs of trying election petition)—

      51. 51.In section 162 (member of legal and certain other professions)—...

      52. 52.In section 181 (Director of Public Prosecutions)—

      53. 53.Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)

      54. 54.In section 35 (remand to hospital for report on accused’s...

      55. 55.In section 36 (removal of accused person to hospital for...

      56. 56.In section 38 (interim hospital orders), in subsection (2) for...

      57. 57.In section 52 (further provisions as to persons remanded by...

      58. 58.In section 54 (requirements as to medical evidence), in subsection...

      59. 59.In section 55 (interpretation of Part 3), in subsection (1)...

      60. 60.In section 78 (procedure of Mental Health Review Tribunals), in...

      61. 61.County Courts Act 1984 (c. 28)

      62. 62.Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (c. 51)

      63. 63.Companies Act 1985 (c. 6)

      64. 64.Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (c. 23)

      65. 65.Administration of Justice Act 1985 (c. 61)

      66. 66.In section 41 (application of disciplinary provisions to legal aid...

      67. 67.In section 69(2) (commencement) for “Secretary of State” substitute “Lord...

      68. 68.Social Security Act 1986 (c. 50)

      69. 69.Building Societies Act 1986 (c. 53)

      70. 70.In section 52 (powers to obtain information and documents etc)—...

      71. 71.In section 67 (directors, etc, not to accept commission in...

      72. 72.In section 69 (disclosure and record of income of related...

      73. 73.Ministry of Defence Police Act 1987 (c. 4)

      74. 74.Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)

      75. 75.Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48)

      76. 76.In section 276 (persons entitled to describe themselves as patent...

      77. 77.In section 280 (privilege for communications with patent agents)—

      78. 78.In section 281 (power of comptroller to refuse to deal...

      79. 79.In section 286 (interpretation)— (a) for “agent”” substitute “attorney””, and...

      80. 80.Omit section 292 (rights and duties of registered patent agents...

      81. 81.Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 (c. 34)

      82. 82.Companies Act 1989 (c. 40)

      83. 83.Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)

      84. 84.Omit the following provisions— (a) section 17 (the statutory objective...

      85. 85.In section 31B (advocates and litigators employed by Legal Services...

      86. 86.In section 31C (change of authorised body)—

      87. 87.Omit sections 34 to 52 (extension of conveyancing services).

      88. 88.Omit sections 54 and 55 (preparation of probate papers etc)....

      89. 89.In section 60 (regulation of right of Scottish and Northern...

      90. 90.After that section insert— Procedural requirements relating to recommendations for...

      91. 91.Omit section 63 (legal professional privilege).

      92. 92.Omit section 69 (exemption from liability for damages etc).

      93. 93.Omit section 70 (offences).

      94. 94.In section 71 (qualification for judicial and certain other appointments)—...

      95. 95.In section 75 (judges etc barred from legal practice), after...

      96. 96.Omit section 113 (administration of oaths and taking of affidavits)....

      97. 97.(1) Section 119 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

      98. 98.In section 120 (regulations and orders) omit—

      99. 99.In section 125 (power to make provision consequential on provision...

      100. 100.Omit the following provisions— (a) Schedule 4 (authorised bodies);

      101. 101.In paragraph 17 of Schedule 19 (revocation of appointment under...

      102. 102.Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43)

      103. 103.Friendly Societies Act 1992 (c. 40)

      104. 104.Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act 1992 (c. 52)

      105. 105.In section 194 (offence of failure to notify), in subsection...

      106. 106.In section 216 (constitution and proceedings of court of inquiry)—...

      107. 107.In section 288 (restriction on contracting out), in subsection (4B)(a)...

      108. 108.Finance Act 1993 (c. 34)

      109. 109.Trade Marks Act 1994 (c. 26)

      110. 110.In section 52 (power to make provision in connection with...

      111. 111.In section 84 (unregistered persons not to be described as...

      112. 112.In section 86 (use of the term “trade mark attorney”)...

      113. 113.In section 87 (privilege for communications with registered trade mark...

      114. 114.In section 88 (power of registrar to refuse to deal...

      115. 115.In section 104 (index of defined expressions, in the entry...

      116. 116.Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33)

      117. 117.Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

      118. 118.Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)

      119. 119.Police Act 1996 (c. 16)

      120. 120.Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)

      121. 121.Family Law Act 1996 (c. 27)

      122. 122.Civil Procedure Act 1997 (c. 12)

      123. 123.Sexual Offences (Protected Material) Act 1997 (c. 39)

      124. 124.National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39)

      125. 125.In section 33 (proceedings for offences)— (a) in subsection (1)...

      126. 126.In section 49 (restrictions on contracting out) for subsection (7)(a)...

      127. 127.Access to Justice Act 1999 (c. 22)

      128. 128.In section 16(4) (code of conduct) after “consult” insert “the...

      129. 129.In section 44 (barristers employed by solicitors)—

      130. 130.In section 45 (fees on application for appointment as Queen’s...

      131. 131.In section 46 (Bar practising certificates)— (a) omit subsection (2)(b)...

      132. 132.Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c. 23)

      133. 133.Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 (c. 43)

      134. 134.Finance Act 2002 (c. 23)

      135. 135.In Schedule 34 (stamp duty: withdrawal of group relief: supplementary...

      136. 136.In Schedule 35 (stamp duty: withdrawal of relief for company...

      137. 137.Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1)

      138. 138.Finance Act 2003 (c. 14)

      139. 139.Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)

      140. 140.In section 58 (meaning of “certified copy” in section 57...

      141. 141.In section 95 (meaning of “certified copy” in section 94...

      142. 142.Courts Act 2003 (c. 39)

      143. 143.In section 70 (Criminal Procedure Rule Committee)—

      144. 144.(1) Section 77 (Family Procedure Rule Committee) is amended as...

      145. 145.Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)

      146. 146.In section 56 (interpretation of Part 8), in subsection (1),...

      147. 147.In section 159 (disclosure of pre-sentence reports etc), in subsection...

      148. 148.In section 160 (other reports of local probation boards and...

      149. 149.Children Act 2004 (c. 31)

      150. 150.Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33)

      151. 151.Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Act 2005 (c. 10)

      152. 152.Equality Act 2006 (c. 3)

      153. 153.Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (c. 16)

      154. 154.National Health Service Act 2006 (c. 41)

      155. 155.National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (c. 42)

      156. 156.Companies Act 2006 (c. 46)

      157. 157.Income Tax Act 2007 (c. 3)

      158. 158.In section 748 (power to obtain information)—

      159. 159.In section 749 (restrictions on particulars to be provided by...

      160. 160.In section 771 (power to obtain information)—

      161. 161.In section 788 (power to obtain information)—

      162. 162.Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (c. 15)

    22. SCHEDULE 22

      Transitional and transitory provision

      1. 1.Transitory power to modify the functions of bodies

      2. 2.(1) The Lord Chancellor may by order modify, or make...

      3. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where a body makes a recommendation...

      4. 4.Paragraphs 2 and 3 apply in relation to the Solicitors...

      5. 5.Approved regulators

      6. 6.Licensed Conveyancers

      7. 7.(1) This paragraph applies to any licence issued by the...

      8. 8.Until the repeal of paragraphs 17 and 19 of Schedule...

      9. 9.Exercise of Board’s functions pending appointment of Chief Executive

      10. 10.Interim Chief Executive of the OLC

      11. 11.Solicitors

      12. 12.Solicitors Act 1974 (c. 47)

      13. 13.(1) During the transitional period, section 44B of the Solicitors...

      14. 14.(1) During the transitional period, section 69 of the Solicitors...

      15. 15.Recognised bodies

      16. 16.(1) During the transitional period (within the meaning of paragraph...

      17. 17.(1) During the relevant period, the legal professional privilege provisions...

      18. 18.Functions transferred to the Lord Chancellor

    23. SCHEDULE 23

      Repeals

    24. SCHEDULE 24

      Index of defined expressions

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