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SCHEDULE 4E+WApproved regulators

Part 2E+WDesignation of bodies by order

Application to the BoardE+W

3(1)This paragraph applies where a body wishes to authorise persons to carry on one or more activities which constitute one or more reserved legal activities.E+W

(2)The body may apply to the Board for the Board—

(a)to recommend that an order be made by the Lord Chancellor designating the body as an approved regulator in relation to the reserved legal activity or activities in question, and

(b)to approve what the body proposes as its regulatory arrangements if such an order is made (“the proposed regulatory arrangements”).

(3)An application under this paragraph must be made in such form and manner as the Board may specify in rules and must be accompanied by—

(a)a statement of the reserved legal activity or activities to which it relates,

(b)details of the applicant's proposed regulatory arrangements,

(c)such explanatory material (including material about the applicant's constitution and activities) as the applicant considers is likely to be needed for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule, and

(d)the prescribed fee.

(4)The prescribed fee is the fee specified in, or determined in accordance with, rules made by the Board with the consent of the Lord Chancellor.

(5)The proposed regulatory arrangements must, in particular, include—

(a)details of the authority which the applicant proposes to give persons to carry on activities which are reserved legal activities and of the nature of the persons to whom the authority is to be given,

(b)regulations (however they may be described) as to the education and training which persons must receive, and any other requirements which must be met by or in respect of them, in order for them to be authorised, and

(c)rules (however they may be described) as to the conduct required of persons in carrying on any activity by virtue of the authority.

(6)An applicant may, at any time, withdraw the application by giving notice to that effect to the Board.


Commencement Information

I1Sch. 4 para. 3 wholly in force at 1.1.2010; Sch. 4 para. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 4 para. 3(1)(3)(4) in force at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(b)(ii); Sch. 4 para. 3 in force otherwise at 1.1.2010 by S.I. 2009/3250, art. 2(b)(ii) (with art. 9)