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Section 89

SCHEDULE 13E+WOwnership of licensed bodies

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

Part 1 E+WIntroductory

Restricted interests subject to approvalE+W

1(1)The holding by a non-authorised person of a restricted interest in a licensed body is subject to the approval of the relevant licensing authority in accordance with the provisions of this Schedule.E+W

(2)In relation to a licensed body which is a partnership, for the purposes of section 34 of the Partnership Act 1890 (c. 39) (dissolution by illegality) the holding by a non-authorised person of a restricted interest in the body without the approval of the relevant licensing authority does not make it unlawful for the business of the partnership to be carried on, or for the partners to carry it on in partnership.

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I1Sch. 13 para. 1 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Restricted interestE+W

2(1)Restricted interest” means each of the following—E+W

(a)a material interest;

(b)if licensing rules are made by the relevant licensing authority under sub-paragraph (2), a controlled interest.

(2)Licensing rules may specify that a controlled interest is a restricted interest for the purposes of this Schedule.

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I2Sch. 13 para. 2 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Material interestE+W

3(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Act, a person holds a material interest in a body (“B”) if the person—E+W

(a)holds at least 10% of the shares in B,

(b)is able to exercise significant influence over the management of B by virtue of the person's shareholding in B,

(c)holds at least 10% of the shares in a parent undertaking (“P”) of B,

(d)is able to exercise significant influence over the management of P by virtue of the person's shareholding in P,

(e)is entitled to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting power in B which, if it consists of voting rights, constitutes at least 10% of the voting rights in B,

(f)is able to exercise significant influence over the management of B by virtue of the person's entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting rights in B,

(g)is entitled to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting power in P which, if it consists of voting rights, constitutes at least 10% of the voting rights in P,

(h)is able to exercise significant influence over the management of P by virtue of the person's entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting rights in P.

(2)Licensing rules made by the relevant licensing authority may provide—

(a)that the references in sub-paragraph (1) to 10% are to have effect as references to such lesser percentage as may be specified in the rules;

(b)that in relation to a partnership, for the purposes of this Part a person has a material interest in the partnership if he is a partner (whether or not the person has a material interest by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)).

(3)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) “the person” means—

(a)the person,

(b)any of the person's associates, or

(c)the person and any of the person's associates taken together.

(4)For the purposes of this Schedule, material interests held by virtue of different paragraphs of sub-paragraph (1) are restricted interests of different kinds.

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Commencement Information

I3Sch. 13 para. 3 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Controlled interestE+W

4(1)For the purposes of this Schedule, a person holds a controlled interest in a body (“B”) if the person—E+W

(a)holds at least x% of the shares in B,

(b)holds at least x% of the shares in a parent undertaking (“P”) of B,

(c)is entitled to exercise, or control the exercise of, at least x% of the voting rights in B, or

(d)is entitled to exercise, or control the exercise of, at least x% of the voting rights in P.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) “the person” means—

(a)the person,

(b)any of the person's associates, or

(c)the person and any of the person's associates taken together.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1), “x” means such percentage as may be specified in licensing rules made by the relevant licensing authority under paragraph 2(2).

(4)Licensing rules made under paragraph 2(2) may specify more than one percentage.

(5)Any percentage specified by licensing rules made under paragraph 2(2) must be greater than—

(a)10%, or

(b)if the relevant licensing authority makes licensing rules under paragraph 3(2)(a), the percentage specified in those rules.

(6)For the purposes of this Schedule—

(a)controlled interests held by virtue of different paragraphs of sub-paragraph (1) are restricted interests of different kinds;

(b)if licensing rules made under paragraph 2(2) specify more than one percentage, controlled interests held by virtue of each of those percentages are restricted interests of different kinds.

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Commencement Information

I4Sch. 13 para. 4 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Associates, parent undertakings and voting powerE+W

5(1)For the purposes of this Schedule “associate”, in relation to a person (“A”) and—E+W

(a)a shareholding in a body (“S”), or

(b)an entitlement to exercise or control the exercise of voting power in a body (“V”),

means a person listed in sub-paragraph (2).

(2)The persons are—

(a)the spouse or civil partner of A,

(b)a child or stepchild of A (if under 18),

(c)the trustee of any settlement under which A has a life interest in possession (in Scotland a life interest),

(d)an undertaking of which A is a director,

(e)an employee of A,

(f)a partner of A (except, where S or V is a partnership in which A is a partner, another partner in S or V),

(g)if A is an undertaking—

(i)a director of A,

(ii)a subsidiary undertaking of A, or

(iii)a director or employee of such a subsidiary undertaking,

(h)if A has with any other person an agreement or arrangement with respect to the acquisition, holding or disposal of shares or other interests in S or V (whether or not they are interests within the meaning of section 72(3)), that other person, or

(i)if A has with any other person an agreement or arrangement under which they undertake to act together in exercising their voting power in relation to S or V, that person.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(c), “settlement” means any disposition or arrangement under which property is held on trust (or subject to a comparable obligation).

(4)For the purposes of this Schedule—

  • parent undertaking” and “subsidiary undertaking” have the same meaning as in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8) (see section 420 of that Act);

  • voting power”, in relation to a body which does not have general meetings at which matters are decided by the exercise of voting rights, means the right under the constitution of the body to direct the overall policy of the body or alter the terms of its constitution.

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Commencement Information

I5Sch. 13 para. 5 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

The approval requirementsE+W

6(1)For the purposes of this Schedule, the approval requirements are met in relation to a person's holding of a restricted interest if—E+W

(a)the person's holding of that interest does not compromise the regulatory objectives,

(b)the person's holding of that interest does not compromise compliance with the duties imposed by section 176 by the licensed body or persons to whom sub-paragraph (2) applies, and

(c)the person is otherwise a fit and proper person to hold that interest.

(2)This sub-paragraph applies to any employee or manager of the licensed body who is an authorised person in relation to an activity which is a reserved legal activity.

(3)In determining whether it is satisfied of the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) to (c), the licensing authority must in particular have regard to—

(a)the person's probity and financial position,

(b)whether the person is disqualified as mentioned in section 100(1), or included in the list kept by the Board under paragraph 51,

(c)the person's associates, and

(d)any other matter which may be specified in licensing rules.

(4)Licensing rules must make provision about the procedures that will be applied by the licensing authority when determining whether it is satisfied of the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) to (c).

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Commencement Information

I6Sch. 13 para. 6 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Approval of multiple restricted interestsE+W

7(1)This paragraph applies if a person (“P”) holds a kind of restricted interest in a body (“B”) by virtue of—E+W

(a)holding a particular percentage of the shares in B or a parent undertaking of B, or

(b)an entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, a particular percentage of the voting rights in B or a parent undertaking of B.

(2)If the relevant licensing authority approves P's holding of that interest, it is to be treated as also approving P's holding of any lesser restricted interest in B held by P.

(3)A lesser restricted interest is a kind of restricted interest held by P by virtue of—

(a)holding a smaller percentage of the shares mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a), or

(b)an entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, a smaller percentage of the voting rights mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(b).

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Commencement Information

I7Sch. 13 para. 7 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Board's power to prescribe rulesE+W

8In this Schedule “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made by the Board for the purposes of this Schedule.E+W

Lord Chancellor's power to modifyE+W

9The Lord Chancellor may, on the recommendation of the Board, by order modify—E+W

(a)paragraph 3 (material interest);

(b)paragraphs 4(2), 5, 6(3)(c), 38(3), 41(3) and 42(3) (associates).

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Commencement Information

I8Sch. 13 para. 9 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Part 2 E+WApproval of restricted interests on application for licence

Requirement to identify non-authorised personsE+W

10(1)Where a body applies to a licensing authority for a licence, it must identify in its application—E+W

(a)any non-authorised person who holds a restricted interest in the body, or whom the body expects to hold such an interest when the licence is issued, and

(b)the kind of restricted interest held, or expected to be held, by that person.

(2)If, before the licence is issued, there is any change in—

(a)the identity of the non-authorised persons within sub-paragraph (1)(a), or

(b)the kind of restricted interest held, or expected to be held, by a person identified to the licensing authority under that sub-paragraph,

the applicant must inform the relevant licensing authority within such period as may be specified by order made by the Lord Chancellor on the recommendation of the Board.

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Commencement Information

I9Sch. 13 para. 10 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

11(1)It is an offence for a person to fail to comply with a requirement imposed on the person by paragraph 10.E+W

(2)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(3)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under sub-paragraph (1) to show that at the time of the alleged offence the person had no knowledge of the facts by virtue of which the duty to notify arose.

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I10Sch. 13 para. 11 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

12(1)This paragraph applies if a person under a duty to notify imposed by paragraph 10—E+W

(a)had no knowledge of the facts by virtue of which that duty arose, but

(b)subsequently becomes aware of those facts.

(2)The person must give the licensing authority the required notification within such period, after the person becomes so aware, as may be specified by order made by the Lord Chancellor on the recommendation of the Board.

(3)A person who fails to comply with the duty to notify imposed by sub-paragraph (2) is guilty of an offence.

(4)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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Commencement Information

I11Sch. 13 para. 12 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Requirement to notify non-authorised personsE+W

13(1)Where an applicant for a licence identifies a non-authorised person to a licensing authority in accordance with paragraph 10 or 12, it must give that person a notice—E+W

(a)stating that it has applied for a licence and identified the person to the licensing authority in accordance with paragraph 10 or 12, and

(b)explaining the effect of paragraph 14.

(2)It is an offence for a person to fail to comply with a requirement imposed on it by sub-paragraph (1).

(3)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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Commencement Information

I12Sch. 13 para. 13 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Licensing authority's power to require informationE+W

14(1)A licensing authority may require a non-authorised person identified to it in accordance with paragraph 10 or 12 to provide it with such documents and information as it may require.E+W

(2)It is an offence for a person who is required to provide information or documents under sub-paragraph (1) knowingly to provide false or misleading information or documents.

(3)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (2) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, and

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine (or both).

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I13Sch. 13 para. 14 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Licence may not be granted unless non-authorised persons approvedE+W

15(1)This paragraph applies where an applicant for a licence (“the applicant”) gives the licensing authority notification under paragraph 10 or 12 in relation to one or more non-authorised persons.E+W

(2)The licensing authority may not grant the application for a licence unless, in relation to each non-authorised person in respect of which notification is given (“the investor”), it approves the investor's holding of the restricted interest to which the notification relates (“the notified interest”).

(3)Sub-paragraph (2) does not apply in relation to a non-authorised person who does not hold the notified interest when the licence is issued.

(4)In this Part of this Schedule, “the applicant”, “the investor” and “the notified interest” are to be construed in accordance with this paragraph.

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I14Sch. 13 para. 15 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Unconditional approval of notified interestE+W

16(1)If the licensing authority is satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the investor's holding of the notified interest, it must approve the investor's holding of that interest without conditions.E+W

(2)If the licensing authority approves the investor's holding of the notified interest without conditions, it must notify the investor and the applicant of its approval as soon as reasonably practicable.

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I15Sch. 13 para. 16 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Conditional approval of notified interestE+W

17(1)If the licensing authority is not satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the investor's holding of the notified interest, it may approve the investor's holding of the notified interest subject to conditions.E+W

(2)It may do so only if it considers that, if the conditions are complied with, it will be appropriate for the investor to hold the notified interest without the approval requirements being met.

(3)If the licensing authority proposes to approve the investor's holding of the notified interest subject to conditions it must give the investor and the applicant a warning notice.

(4)The warning notice must—

(a)specify the nature of the conditions proposed and the reasons for their imposition, and

(b)state that representations may be made to the licensing authority within the prescribed period.

(5)The licensing authority must consider any representations made within the prescribed period.

(6)If the licensing authority approves the investor's holding of the notified interest subject to conditions, it must notify the investor and the applicant of its approval as soon as reasonably practicable.

(7)The notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the imposition of the conditions, and

(b)explain the effect of Part 5 of this Schedule.

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Commencement Information

I16Sch. 13 para. 17 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 17 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 17(4)(b)(5) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I17Sch. 13 para. 17(1)-(3)(4)(a)(6)(7) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I18Sch. 13 para. 17(4)(b)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

18(1)The investor and the applicant may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the relevant appellate body against the imposition of any or all of the conditions.E+W

(2)The relevant appellate body may dismiss the appeal, or allow the appeal and—

(a)order the licensing authority to approve the investor's holding of the notified interest without conditions, or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order, or

(b)remit the matter to the licensing authority.

(3)A party to the appeal may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the High Court on a point of law arising from the decision of the relevant appellant body, but only with the permission of the High Court.

(4)The High Court may make such order as it thinks fit.

(5)If the investor's holding of the notified interest is subject to conditions as a result of an order made on an appeal under this paragraph, for the purposes of this Schedule the conditions are to be treated as having been imposed under paragraph 17.

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C1Sch. 13 para. 18 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(2)

Commencement Information

I19Sch. 13 para. 18 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 18 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 18(1)(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I20Sch. 13 para. 18(1)(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I21Sch. 13 para. 18(2)(4)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Objection to notified interestE+W

19(1)If the licensing authority is not satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the investor's holding of the notified interest, it may object to the investor's holding of that interest.E+W

(2)If the licensing authority proposes to object to the investor's holding of the notified interest, it must give the investor and the applicant a warning notice.

(3)The warning notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the proposed objection, and

(b)state that representations may be made to the licensing authority within the prescribed period.

(4)The licensing authority must consider any representations made within the prescribed period.

(5)If the licensing authority objects to the investor's holding of the notified interest, it must notify the investor and the applicant of its objection as soon as reasonably practicable.

(6)The notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the objection, and

(b)explain the effect of Part 5 of this Schedule.

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I22Sch. 13 para. 19 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 19 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 19(3)(b)(4) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I23Sch. 13 para. 19(1)(2)(3)(a)(5)(6) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I24Sch. 13 para. 19(3)(b)(4) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

20(1)The investor and the applicant may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the relevant appellate body against the objection.E+W

(2)The relevant appellate body may dismiss the appeal, or allow the appeal and—

(a)order the licensing authority to approve the investor's holding of the notified interest without conditions, or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order, or

(b)remit the matter to the licensing authority.

(3)A party to the appeal may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the High Court on a point of law arising from the decision of the relevant appellate body, but only with the permission of the High Court.

(4)The High Court may make such order as it thinks fit.

(5)If the investor's holding of the notified interest is subject to conditions as a result of an order made on an appeal under this paragraph, for the purposes of this Schedule the conditions are to be treated as having been imposed under paragraph 17.

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C4Sch. 13 para. 20 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(3)

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I25Sch. 13 para. 20 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 20 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 20(1)(3) in force at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I26Sch. 13 para. 20(1)(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I27Sch. 13 para. 20(2)(4)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

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21(1)This paragraph applies where a non-authorised person (“the investor”)—E+W

(a)proposes to take a step which would result in the investor acquiring a restricted interest in a licensed body (or, if the investor already has one or more kinds of restricted interest, acquiring an additional kind of restricted interest), or

(b)acquires such an interest in a licensed body without taking such a step.

(2)In a case within sub-paragraph (1)(a) the investor must notify the licensed body and the relevant licensing authority of the proposal.

(3)In a case within sub-paragraph (1)(b) the investor must notify the licensed body and the relevant licensing authority of the acquisition within such period, after the investor becomes aware of it, as may be specified by order made by the Lord Chancellor on the recommendation of the Board.

(4)In this Part of this Schedule—

(a)references to “the investor” are to be construed in accordance with this paragraph, and

(b)references to a notifiable interest are to the restricted interest which the investor will have as a result of the step the investor proposes to take (or has as a result of the acquisition which has taken place).

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I28Sch. 13 para. 21 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Offences in connection with paragraph 21E+W

22(1)It is an offence for a person to fail to comply with a requirement imposed by—E+W

(a)paragraph 21(2), or

(b)paragraph 21(3).

(2)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(3)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under sub-paragraph (1)(a) to show that at the time of the alleged offence the person had no knowledge of the facts by virtue of which the duty to notify arose.

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I29Sch. 13 para. 22 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

23(1)This paragraph applies if a person under the duty to notify imposed by paragraph 21(2)—E+W

(a)had no knowledge of the facts by virtue of which that duty arose, but

(b)subsequently becomes aware of those facts.

(2)The person must give the licensed body and the licensing authority the required notification within such period, after the person becomes so aware, as may be specified by order made by the Lord Chancellor on the recommendation of the Board.

(3)A person who fails to comply with the duty to notify imposed by sub-paragraph (2) is guilty of an offence.

(4)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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I30Sch. 13 para. 23 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

24(1)It is an offence for a non-authorised person, who under paragraph 21(2) is required to notify the licensed body and the relevant licensing authority of a proposal to take a step, to take the step, unless the relevant licensing authority has approved the investor's holding of the notifiable interest under paragraph 27 or 28.E+W

(2)If paragraph 22(3) applies, the reference in sub-paragraph (1) to paragraph 21(2) is to be read as a reference to paragraph 23(2).

(3)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (1) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, and

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine (or both).

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I31Sch. 13 para. 24 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Duty of licensing authority following notification etc.E+W

25(1)The relevant licensing authority must—E+W

(a)following receipt of a notification under paragraph 21(2) or (3) or 23(2), or

(b)if the licensing authority becomes aware that an investor has failed to comply with a notification requirement imposed by paragraph 21(2) or (3) or 23(2),

determine which of the steps in sub-paragraph (3) to take.

(2)The licensing authority must make the determination within such period as may be prescribed.

(3)The steps are—

(a)to approve the investor's holding of the notifiable interest unconditionally under paragraph 27,

(b)to warn the investor under paragraph 28(3) that it proposes to approve the investor's holding of the notifiable interest subject to conditions,

(c)to approve under paragraph 28(4) the investor's holding of the notifiable interest subject to conditions,

(d)to warn the investor under paragraph 31(2) that it proposes to object to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest, or

(e)to object under paragraph 31(3) to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest.

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I32Sch. 13 para. 25 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 25 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 25(2) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I33Sch. 13 para. 25(1) (3) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I34Sch. 13 para. 25(2) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Licensing authority's power to require informationE+W

26(1)A licensing authority may require the investor to provide it with such documents and information as it may require.E+W

(2)It is an offence for a person who is required to provide information or documents under sub-paragraph (1) knowingly to provide false or misleading information or documents.

(3)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (2) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, and

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine (or both).

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I35Sch. 13 para. 26 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Unconditional approval of notifiable interestE+W

27(1)If the licensing authority is satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest, it must approve the investor's holding of that interest without conditions.E+W

(2)If the licensing authority approves the investor's holding of the notifiable interest without conditions, it must notify the investor and the licensed body of its approval as soon as reasonably practicable.

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I36Sch. 13 para. 27 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Conditional approval of notifiable interestE+W

28(1)If the licensing authority is not satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest, it may approve the investor's holding of that interest subject to conditions.E+W

(2)It may do so only if it considers that, if the conditions are complied with, it will be appropriate for the investor to hold the notifiable interest without the approval requirements being met.

(3)If the licensing authority proposes to approve the investor's holding of the notifiable interest subject to conditions it must give the investor and the licensed body a warning notice.

(4)But the licensing authority may approve the investor's holding of the notifiable interest subject to conditions without giving a warning notice if it considers it necessary or desirable to do so for the purpose of protecting any of the regulatory objectives.

(5)The warning notice must—

(a)specify the nature of the conditions proposed and the reasons for their imposition, and

(b)state that representations may be made to the licensing authority within the prescribed period.

(6)The licensing authority must consider any representations made within the prescribed period.

(7)If the licensing authority approves the investor's holding of the notifiable interest subject to conditions, it must notify the investor and the licensed body of its approval as soon as reasonably practicable.

(8)The notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the imposition of the conditions and (if the investor already holds the notifiable interest) the time from which they have effect, and

(b)explain the effect of Part 5 of this Schedule.

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I37Sch. 13 para. 28 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 28 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 28(5)(b)(6) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I38Sch. 13 para. 28(1)-(4)(5)(a)(7)(8) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I39Sch. 13 para. 28(5)(b)(6) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

29(1)The investor and the licensed body may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the relevant appellate body against the imposition of any or all the conditions.E+W

(2)The relevant appellate body may dismiss the appeal, or allow the appeal and—

(a)order the licensing authority to approve the investor's holding of the notifiable interest without conditions, or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order, or

(b)remit the matter to the licensing authority.

(3)A party to the appeal may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the High Court on a point of law arising from the decision of the relevant appellate body, but only with the permission of the High Court.

(4)The High Court may make such order as it thinks fit.

(5)If the investor's holding of the notifiable interest is subject to conditions as a result of an order made on an appeal under this paragraph, for the purposes of this Schedule the conditions are to be treated as having been imposed under paragraph 28.

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C7Sch. 13 para. 29 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(4)

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I40Sch. 13 para. 29 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 29 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 29(1)(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I41Sch. 13 para. 29(1)(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I42Sch. 13 para. 29(2)(4)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Duration of unconditional or conditional approvalE+W

30In a case within paragraph 21(1)(a), the licensing authority's approval under paragraph 27 or 28 remains effective only if the investor acquires the notifiable interest—E+W

(a)before the end of such period as may be specified in the notice under paragraph 27(2) or 28(7), or

(b)if no such period is specified, before the end of the period of one year beginning with the date of that notice.

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I43Sch. 13 para. 30 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Objection to acquisition of notifiable interestE+W

31(1)If the licensing authority is not satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest, it may object to the investor's holding of that interest.E+W

(2)If the licensing authority proposes to object to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest, it must give the investor and the licensed body a warning notice.

(3)But the licensing authority may object to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest without giving a warning notice if it considers it necessary or desirable to do so for the purpose of protecting any of the regulatory objectives.

(4)The warning notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the proposed objection, and

(b)state that representations may be made to the licensing authority within the prescribed period.

(5)The licensing authority must consider any representations made within the prescribed period.

(6)If the licensing authority objects to the investor's holding of the notifiable interest, it must notify the investor and the licensed body of its objection as soon as reasonably practicable.

(7)The notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the objection, and

(b)explain the effect of Part 5 of this Schedule.

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I44Sch. 13 para. 31 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 31 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 31(4)(b)(5) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I45Sch. 13 para. 31(1)-(3)(4)(a)(6)(7) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I46Sch. 13 para. 31(4)(b)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

32(1)The investor and the licensed body may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the relevant appellate body against the objection.E+W

(2)The relevant appellate body may dismiss the appeal, or allow the appeal and—

(a)order the licensing authority to approve the investor's holding of the notifiable interest without conditions, or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the order, or

(b)remit the matter to the licensing authority.

(3)A party to the appeal may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the High Court on a point of law arising from the decision of the relevant appellant body, but only with the permission of the High Court.

(4)The High Court may make such order as it thinks fit.

(5)If the investor's holding of the notifiable interest is subject to conditions as a result of an order made on an appeal under this paragraph, for the purposes of this Schedule the conditions are to be treated as having been imposed under paragraph 28.

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C10Sch. 13 para. 32 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(5)

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I47Sch. 13 para. 32 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 32 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 32(1)(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I48Sch. 13 para. 32(1)(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I49Sch. 13 para. 32(2)(4)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

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33(1)The relevant licensing authority may impose conditions (or further conditions) on a person's holding of a restricted interest in a licensed body (or a restricted interest of a particular kind) if—E+W

(a)it is not satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the person's holding of that interest, or

(b)it is satisfied that a condition imposed under paragraph 17 or 28 or this paragraph on the person's holding of that interest has not been, or is not being, complied with.

(2)The licensing authority may act under sub-paragraph (1) only—

(a)if it considers that, if the conditions are complied with, it will be appropriate for the investor to hold the restricted interest without the approval requirements being met, and

(b)before the end of such period (beginning with the time when the licensing authority becomes aware of the matters in question) as may be prescribed.

(3)If the licensing authority proposes to impose conditions (or further conditions) on the person's holding of the restricted interest, it must give the person and the licensed body a warning notice.

(4)But the licensing authority may impose conditions (or further conditions) on the person's holding of the restricted interest without giving a warning notice if it considers it necessary or desirable to do so for the purpose of protecting any of the regulatory objectives.

(5)The warning notice must—

(a)specify the nature of the conditions proposed and the reasons for their imposition, and

(b)state that representations may be made to the licensing authority within the prescribed period.

(6)The licensing authority must consider any representations made within the prescribed period.

(7)If the licensing authority imposes conditions (or further conditions) on the person's holding of the restricted interest, it must notify the person and the licensed body as soon as reasonably practicable.

(8)The notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the imposition of the conditions, and the time from which they are to take effect, and

(b)explain the effect of Part 5 of this Schedule.

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I50Sch. 13 para. 33 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 33 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 33(2)(b)(5)(b)(6) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I51Sch. 13 para. 33(1)(2)(a)(3)(4)(5)(a)(7)(8) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I52Sch. 13 para. 33(2)(b)(5)(b)(6) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

34(1)The person and the licensed body may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the relevant appellate body against any or all of the conditions (or further conditions).E+W

(2)The relevant appellate body may dismiss the appeal, or allow the appeal and—

(a)modify or quash the conditions imposed by the licensing authority under paragraph 33, or

(b)remit the matter to the licensing authority.

(3)A party to the appeal may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the High Court on a point of law arising from the decision of the relevant appellate body, but only with the permission of the High Court.

(4)The High Court may make such order as it thinks fit.

(5)If the person's holding of the restricted interest is subject to any conditions as a result of an order made on an appeal under this paragraph, for the purposes of this Schedule those conditions are to be treated as having been imposed under paragraph 33.

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C13Sch. 13 para. 34 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(6)

Commencement Information

I53Sch. 13 para. 34 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 34 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 34(1)(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I54Sch. 13 para. 34(1)(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I55Sch. 13 para. 34(2)(4)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Variation and cancellation of conditionsE+W

35(1)A person whose holding of a restricted interest in a licensed body is subject to a condition imposed under paragraph 17, 28 or 33 may apply to the relevant licensing authority—E+W

(a)for the condition to be varied, or

(b)for the condition to be cancelled.

(2)The licensing authority may, on its own initiative, cancel a condition imposed under one of those paragraphs.

(3)If the licensing authority varies or cancels a condition under this paragraph, it must notify the person and the licensed body as soon as reasonably practicable.

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I56Sch. 13 para. 35 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Objection to existing restricted interestE+W

36(1)The relevant licensing authority may object to a person's holding of a restricted interest in a licensed body (or a restricted interest of a particular kind) if—E+W

(a)it is not satisfied that the approval requirements are met in relation to the person's holding of that interest, or

(b)it is satisfied that a condition imposed under paragraph 17, 28 or 33 on the person's holding of the interest has not been, or is not being, complied with.

(2)The licensing authority may act under sub-paragraph (1) only before the end of such period (beginning with the time when the licensing authority becomes aware of the matters in question) as may be prescribed.

(3)If the licensing authority proposes to object to a person's holding of the restricted interest, it must give the person and the licensed body a warning notice.

(4)But the licensing authority may object to the person's holding of the restricted interest without giving a warning notice if it considers it necessary or desirable to do so for the purpose of protecting any of the regulatory objectives.

(5)The warning notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the proposed objection, and

(b)state that representations may be made to the licensing authority within the prescribed period.

(6)The licensing authority must consider any representations made within the prescribed period.

(7)If the licensing authority objects to the person's holding of the restricted interest, it must notify the person and the licensed body of its objection as soon as reasonably practicable.

(8)The notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the objection, and

(b)explain the effect of Part 5 of this Schedule.

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I57Sch. 13 para. 36 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 36 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 36(2)(5)(b)(6) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I58Sch. 13 para. 36(1)(3)(4)(5)(a)(7)(8) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I59Sch. 13 para. 36(2)(5)(b)(6) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

37(1)The person and the licensed body may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the relevant appellate body against the objection.E+W

(2)The relevant appellate body may dismiss or allow the appeal.

(3)If the relevant appellate body allows the appeal it may also—

(a)order the licensing authority to impose under paragraph 33 such conditions on the person's holding of the restricted interest as may be specified in the order, or

(b)remit the matter to the licensing authority.

(4)A party to the appeal may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the High Court on a point of law arising from the decision of the relevant appellant body, but only with the permission of the High Court.

(5)The High Court may make such order as it thinks fit.

(6)If the person's holding of the restricted interest is subject to conditions as a result of an order made on an appeal under this paragraph, for the purposes of this Schedule the conditions are to be treated as having been imposed under paragraph 33.

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C16Sch. 13 para. 37 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(7)

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I60Sch. 13 para. 37 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 37 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 37(1)(4) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I61Sch. 13 para. 37(1)(4) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I62Sch. 13 para. 37(2)(3)(5)(6) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

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Power to impose share limit, voting limit etcE+W

38(1)Licensing rules may provide that—E+W

(a)a non-authorised person may not have a shareholding in a licensed body, or in a parent undertaking of a licensed body, which exceeds a limit specified in the rules (“the share limit”);

(b)a non-authorised person may not have an entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting rights in a licensable body, or a parent undertaking of a licensable body, which exceeds a limit specified in the rules (“the voting limit”);

(c)the total proportion of shares in a licensed body, or a parent undertaking of a licensed body, held by non-authorised persons may not exceed a limit specified in the rules;

(d)the total proportion of voting rights in a licensed body, or a parent undertaking of a licensed body, which non-authorised persons are entitled to exercise or control the exercise of, may not exceed a limit specified in the rules.

(2)Rules made under any paragraph of sub-paragraph (1) in relation to a licensed body and a parent undertaking may specify different limits in relation to the licensed body and the parent undertaking.

(3)Licensing rules made under sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b) may provide that references in those rules to a person, in relation to a person's shareholding or entitlement to exercise or control the exercise of voting rights, are to—

(a)the person,

(b)any of the person's associates, or

(c)the person and any of the person's associates taken together.

(4)In relation to a licensed body which is a partnership, for the purposes of section 34 of the Partnership Act 1890 (c. 39) (dissolution by illegality) a breach of licensing rules made under sub-paragraph (1) does not make it unlawful for the business of the partnership to be carried on, or for the partners to carry it on in partnership.

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I63Sch. 13 para. 38 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Obligation to notify where share limit or voting limit exceededE+W

39(1)This paragraph applies in relation to a licensed body, or a parent undertaking of a licensed body, if licensing rules made by the relevant licensing authority make the provision mentioned in paragraph 38(1)(a) or (b) in relation to the body.E+W

(2)Any non-authorised person who acquires—

(a)a shareholding in the body which exceeds the share limit, or

(b)an entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting rights in the body which exceeds the voting limit,

must notify the body (and, if the body is a parent undertaking of a licensed body, the licensed body) and the licensing authority of the acquisition within such period, after the person becomes aware of it, as may be specified by order made by the Lord Chancellor on the recommendation of the Board.

(3)It is an offence for a person to fail to comply with a requirement imposed by sub-paragraph (2).

(4)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(5)It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under sub-paragraph (3) to show that at the time of the alleged offence the person had no knowledge of the facts by virtue of which the duty to notify arose.

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I64Sch. 13 para. 39 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

40(1)This paragraph applies if a person under the duty to notify imposed by paragraph 39(2)—E+W

(a)had no knowledge of the facts by virtue of which that duty arose, but

(b)subsequently becomes aware of those facts.

(2)The person must give the body (and, if the body is a parent undertaking of a licensed body, the licensed body) and the licensing authority the required notification within such period, after the person becomes so aware, as may be specified by order made by the Lord Chancellor on the recommendation of the Board.

(3)A person who fails to comply with the duty to notify imposed by sub-paragraph (2) is guilty of an offence.

(4)A person who is guilty of an offence under sub-paragraph (3) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

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I65Sch. 13 para. 40 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Part 5 E+WEnforcement

Divestiture E+W

The divestiture conditionE+W

41(1)The divestiture condition is satisfied in relation to a non-authorised person and a licensed body if—E+W

(a)the person holds a restricted interest in the licensed body in the circumstances mentioned in sub-paragraph (2), and

(b)the person holds that interest, in whole or in part, by virtue of the person's shareholding in a body corporate with a share capital (in this Part of this Schedule referred to as “the relevant shares”).

(2)The circumstances are that the person holds the restricted interest—

(a)as a result of the person taking a step in circumstances in which that constitutes an offence under paragraph 24(1) (whether or not the person is charged with or convicted of an offence under that paragraph),

(b)in breach of conditions imposed under paragraph 17, 28, or 33, or

(c)in contravention of an objection by the licensing authority under paragraph 31 or 36.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1)(b), references to a person's shareholding are to be read in accordance with paragraph 3(3) or 4(2) (as the case may be).

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I66Sch. 13 para. 41 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

42(1)If the relevant licensing rules make the provision mentioned in paragraph 38(1)(a) or (b), the divestiture condition is also satisfied in relation to a non-authorised person and a licensed body if—E+W

(a)the person's shareholding in the body, or a parent undertaking of the body, exceeds the share limit, and the body or parent undertaking (as the case may be) is a body corporate with a share capital, or

(b)the person's entitlement to exercise or control the exercise of voting rights in the body, or a parent undertaking of the body, exceeds the voting limit by virtue of the person holding shares in a body corporate with a share capital.

(2)In this Part of this Schedule, “excess shares” means

(a)in a case within sub-paragraph (1)(a), the number of shares by which the person's shareholding exceeds the share limit, and

(b)in a case within sub-paragraph (1)(b), the number of shares held by the person in excess of the number of shares the person could hold without the person's entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting rights exceeding the voting limit.

(3)References in this paragraph to a person's shareholding (or holding of shares) or entitlement are to be read in accordance with any applicable licensing rules made under paragraph 38(3).

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I67Sch. 13 para. 42 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Application for divestitureE+W

43(1)If the divestiture condition is satisfied in relation to a non-authorised person and a licensed body, the licensing authority may give the person a restriction notice under paragraph 44 and apply to the High Court for an order under paragraph 45.E+W

(2)The licensing authority may not make an application to the High Court for an order under paragraph 45 unless—

(a)it has notified the person that it intends to do so if the divestiture condition is satisfied in relation to the person and the body at the end of the relevant period, and

(b)the relevant period has expired.

(3)The relevant period is such period (not less than the prescribed period) as may be specified in the notice.

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I68Sch. 13 para. 43 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 43 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 43(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I69Sch. 13 para. 43(1)(2) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I70Sch. 13 para. 43(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Restriction noticeE+W

44(1)A restriction notice is a notice directing that such of the relevant shares or excess shares (as the case may be) as are specified in the notice are, until further notice, subject to one or more of the following restrictions.E+W

(2)The restrictions are—

(a)a transfer of (or agreement to transfer) those shares, or in the case of unissued shares a transfer of (or agreement to transfer) the right to be issued with them, is void;

(b)no voting rights are to be exercisable in respect of the shares;

(c)no further shares are to be issued in right of them or in pursuance of any offer made to their holder;

(d)except in a liquidation, no payment is to be made of any sums due from the company on the shares, whether in respect of capital or otherwise.

(3)A copy of the restriction notice must be given to the body to whose shares it relates.

(4)A restriction notice ceases to have effect—

(a)in accordance with an order of the High Court under paragraph 45(4);

(b)if no application has been made to the High Court for an order under paragraph 45 before the end of such period as may be prescribed, at the end of that period;

(c)if the licensed body ceases to be licensed by the licensing authority.

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I71Sch. 13 para. 44 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 44 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 44(4)(b) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I72Sch. 13 para. 44(1)-(3)(4)(a)(c) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I73Sch. 13 para. 44(4)(b) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Divestiture by High CourtE+W

45(1)If the divestiture condition is satisfied by virtue of paragraph 41 the High Court may, on the application of the licensing authority, order the sale of the appropriate number of the relevant shares.E+W

(2)The appropriate number of the relevant shares is the number of those shares, the sale of which will result in the non-authorised person no longer holding—

(a)a restricted interest in the licensed body, or

(b)if the non-authorised person holds more than one kind of restricted interest, a restricted interest the person's holding of which is within paragraph 41(2).

(3)If the divestiture condition is satisfied by virtue of paragraph 42 the High Court may, on the application of the licensing authority, order the sale of the excess shares.

(4)If shares are for the time being subject to any restriction under paragraph 44, the court may order that they are to cease to be subject to that restriction.

(5)If the divestiture condition is satisfied by virtue of paragraph 41(2)(b) or (c), no order may be made under sub-paragraph (1) or (4)—

(a)until the end of the period within which an appeal may be made against the imposition of the conditions or the objection, or

(b)if an appeal is made, until the appeal has been determined or withdrawn.

(6)If an order has been made under sub-paragraph (1) or (3) the court may, on the application of the licensing authority, make such further order relating to the sale or transfer of the shares as it thinks fit.

(7)If shares are sold in pursuance of an order under this paragraph, the proceeds of sale, less the costs of sale, must be paid into court for the benefit of the persons beneficially interested in them.

(8)Any such person may apply to the court for the whole or part of the proceeds to be paid to the person.

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I74Sch. 13 para. 45 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

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Enforcement of conditionsE+W

46(1)If a person holds a restricted interest in a licensed body in breach of conditions imposed under paragraph 17, 28 or 33, the licensing authority may make an application to the High Court for an order under this paragraph.E+W

(2)The licensing authority may not make such an application unless—

(a)it has notified the person that it intends to do so if the conditions are not complied with before the end of the relevant period, and

(b)the relevant period has expired.

(3)The relevant period is such period (not less than the prescribed period) as may be specified in the notice.

(4)The High Court may, on the application of the licensing authority, make such order as the court thinks fit to secure compliance with the conditions to which the person's holding of the restricted interest is subject.

(5)No order may be made under this paragraph—

(a)until the end of the period within which an appeal may be made against the imposition of the conditions, or

(b)if an appeal is made, until the appeal has been determined or withdrawn.

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I75Sch. 13 para. 46 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 46 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 46(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I76Sch. 13 para. 46(1)(2)(4)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I77Sch. 13 para. 46(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

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Duty to notify Board of decisions under this ScheduleE+W

47(1)The relevant licensing authority must notify the Board where—E+W

(a)it has objected under paragraph 19, 31, or 36 to a person's holding of a restricted interest, or

(b)it has imposed conditions under paragraph 17, 28, or 33 on a person's holding of a restricted interest.

(2)The notification must state—

(a)the reasons for the objection or imposition of conditions, and

(b)the kind of restricted interest to which the objection or conditions related.

(3)If the licensing authority takes any action under paragraph 43 in relation to a person notified to the Board under sub-paragraph (1), it must notify the Board of that fact.

(4)If there is an appeal to the relevant appellate body against the objection or imposition of conditions, the licensing authority must notify the Board of the outcome of that appeal (and any subsequent appeal to the High Court).

(5)If the licensing authority has imposed conditions on a person's holding of a restricted interest, it must notify the Board of any decision taken by it under paragraph 35 (variation and cancellation of conditions).

(6)The licensing authority must give the person and the licensed body concerned a copy of any notification it gives the Board under this paragraph.

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C19Sch. 13 para. 47 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(8)

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I78Sch. 13 para. 47 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

48(1)A licensing authority must notify the Board where under paragraph 16, 17, 27 or 28 it approves the holding of a restricted interest in a licensed body by a person included in the list kept by the Board under paragraph 51.E+W

(2)The notification must state—

(a)if the approval was under paragraph 17 or 28, the conditions to which the approval was subject, and

(b)the reasons for the licensing authority's decision to approve the person's holding of the interest.

(3)If the approval was under paragraph 17 or 28 and there is an appeal to the relevant appellate body against the imposition of conditions, the licensing authority must notify the Board of the outcome of that appeal (and any subsequent appeal to the High Court).

(4)If the approval was under paragraph 17 or 28, the licensing authority must notify the Board of any decision taken by it under paragraph 35 (variation and cancellation of conditions).

(5)The licensing authority must give the person and the licensed body concerned a copy of any notification it gives the Board under this paragraph.

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C22Sch. 13 para. 48 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(9)

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I79Sch. 13 para. 48 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Power to notify Board where share limit or voting limit breachedE+W

49(1)This paragraph applies if the relevant licensing rules make the provision mentioned in paragraph 38(1)(a) or (b).E+W

(2)The licensing authority may, if it considers it appropriate to do so in all the circumstances of the case, notify the Board where a non-authorised person acquires—

(a)a shareholding in a licensed body or parent undertaking of a licensed body which exceeds the share limit, or

(b)an entitlement to exercise, or control the exercise of, voting rights in a licensed body or parent undertaking of a licensed body which exceeds the voting limit.

(3)If the licensing authority proposes to make a notification under sub-paragraph (2), it must give the person and the licensed body a warning notice.

(4)The warning notice must—

(a)specify the reasons for the proposed notification, and

(b)state that representations may be made to the licensing authority within the prescribed period.

(5)The licensing authority must consider any representations made within the prescribed period.

(6)If the licensing authority notifies the Board under sub-paragraph (2), it must give the person concerned and the licensed body a copy of the notification and a notice stating the reasons for the notification.

(7)If the share limit or voting limit is breached in relation to a parent undertaking of a licensed body, references in sub-paragraphs (3) and (6) to the licensed body include the parent undertaking.

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I80Sch. 13 para. 49 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 49 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 49(4)(b)(5) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I81Sch. 13 para. 49(1)-(3)(4)(a) (6) (7) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I82Sch. 13 para. 49(4)(b)(5) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

50(1)The person concerned and the licensed body may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the relevant appellate body against the notification.E+W

(2)The relevant appellate body may—

(a)dismiss the appeal, or

(b)allow the appeal and order the person's name to be removed from the list kept by the Board under paragraph 51.

(3)A party to the appeal may before the end of the prescribed period appeal to the High Court on a point of law arising from the decision of the relevant appellant body, but only with the permission of the High Court.

(4)The High Court may make such order as it thinks fit.

(5)The licensing authority must notify the Board of the outcome of any appeal under this paragraph, and give the person concerned and the licensed body a copy of the notification.

(6)If the share limit or voting limit is breached in relation to a parent undertaking of a licensed body, references in sub-paragraphs (1) and (5) to the licensed body include the parent undertaking.

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C25Sch. 13 para. 50 modified (with effect in accordance with art. 2 of the amending S.I.) by Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1712), arts. 2(1), 5, Sch. para. 2(10)

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I83Sch. 13 para. 50 partly in force; Sch. 13 para. 50 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 13 para. 50(1)(3) in force for certain purposes at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(d)(iv)

I84Sch. 13 para. 50(1)(3) in force at 1.10.2011 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

I85Sch. 13 para. 50(2)(4) in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

Board's list of persons subject to objections and conditionsE+W

51(1)The Board must keep a list of the persons in respect of which it receives a notification under paragraph 47(1) or 49(2).E+W

(2)The list must record—

(a)in relation to a person notified to the Board under paragraph 47(1), the information included in the notification by virtue of paragraph 47(2) and any notification under paragraph 47(3), and

(b)in relation to any person included in the list, the information included in any notification relating to that person under paragraph 48.

(3)If the Board receives a notification under paragraph 47(4) or (5), 48(3) or (4) or 50(5) it must make such alterations to the list as it considers appropriate having regard to the decision of the licensing authority or the outcome of the appeal (which may include removing a person from the list).

(4)The Board must make the list kept by it under this paragraph available to every licensing authority.

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I86Sch. 13 para. 51 in force at 1.10.2011 by S.I. 2011/2196, art. 2(1)(d)

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