Legal Services Act 2007

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25(1)The Board must—E+W

(a)give the licensing authority a copy of any advice duly given under paragraphs 20 to 23, and

(b)publish that advice together with any written representations duly made by the licensing authority under paragraph 18 and the report (if any) prepared under that paragraph.

(2)The licensing authority and any body within sub-paragraph (3) may make to the Board—

(a)written representations, and

(b)if authorised to do so by the Board, oral representations,

about the advice.

(3)A body is within this sub-paragraph if it represents licensed bodies authorised by the licensing authority to carry on activities which are reserved legal activities.

(4)The Board may allow any other person to make written or oral representations about the advice.

(5)The Board may make rules governing the making to the Board of written or oral representations.

(6)Representations under this paragraph must be made within—

(a)the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which the representations and advice are published under sub-paragraph (1)(b), or

(b)such longer period as the Board may specify in a particular case.

(7)Where oral representations are made, the Board must prepare a report of those representations.

(8)Before preparing that report, the Board must—

(a)give each person who made oral representations a reasonable opportunity to comment on a draft of the report of those representations, and

(b)have regard to any comments duly made.

(9)The Board must, as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the period within which representations under this paragraph may be made, publish any written representations duly made and the report (if any) prepared under sub-paragraph (7).

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Commencement Information

I1Sch. 10 para. 25 partly in force; Sch. 10 para. 25 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 10 para. 25(5) in force at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(ii)