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Legal Services Act 2007

Section 85: Terms of licence

222.This section prescribes what terms licences must contain when they are granted. Every licence must specify the reserved legal activities that the licensed body is licensed to carry on, and any conditions attached to the licence (section 85(1)). Under sections 85(4) and 85(5) one condition is obligatory: that the licensed body or any employee, manager etc, must comply with obligations imposed on them by the licensing rules or in legislation. The licensing authority may impose such other conditions as it considers appropriate (section 85(6)), including conditions as to the non-reserved activities that a licensed body may carry out (section 85(7)). If the body is one for which an order has been made under section 106, section 85(2) requires the licence also to set out the terms of the order.

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