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Legal Services Act 2007

Section 16: Offence to carry on a reserved legal activity through person not entitled

74.This section provides that if an employer carries on a reserved legal activity through a manager or employee who is not entitled to carry on that activity, the employer will commit an offence, even if the employer is so entitled, unless the employer has taken all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid committing the offence. This offence carries a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine and/or two years’ imprisonment.

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