Legal Services Act 2007

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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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I1Sch. 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)