Legal Services Act 2007

Representations by approved regulator etcE+W

21(1)The Board must—E+W

(a)give the approved regulator a copy of any advice duly given under paragraphs 15 to 19, and

(b)publish that advice.

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

(a)written representations, and

(b)if the Board authorises it to do so, oral representations,

about the advice.

(3)A body is within this sub-paragraph if it represents persons authorised by the approved regulator 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 must make rules governing the making of oral and written representations.

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

(a)the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which the advice is published under sub-paragraph (1), 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 practicable after the end of the period within which representations may be made under this paragraph, publish any written representations duly made and the report (if any) prepared under sub-paragraph (7).

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Commencement Information

I1Sch. 8 para. 21 wholly in force at 1.1.2010; Sch. 8 para. 21 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 211; Sch. 8 para. 21(5) in force at 1.1.2009 by S.I. 2008/3149, art. 2(c)(iii); Sch. 8 para. 21 in force otherwise at 1.1.2010 by S.I. 2009/3250, art. 2(c)(ii) (with art. 9)