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Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

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Appeals

9Appeal against refusal to register or cancellation or suspension of registration

(1)A society may appeal to the appropriate court from a decision of the FCA—

(a)to refuse to register the society (but see subsection (3)),

(b)to cancel the society’s registration (but see subsections (3) to (5)), or

(c)to renew a suspension of the society’s registration so far as the renewal provides for the suspension to continue more than 3 months from the date its registration was first suspended.

(2)“The appropriate court” means—

(a)if the society’s registered office is in Scotland, the Court of Session;

(b)otherwise, the High Court.

(3)No appeal may be made against—

(a)a refusal to register a society on the ground that a condition in section 2(2)(a) is not met, or

(b)a decision to cancel a society’s registration on the ground that condition D in section 5 is met.

(4)No appeal may be made against a cancellation within section 6(2).

(5)An appeal against a decision to cancel a society’s registration must be lodged before the end of the period of notice of the proposed cancellation given under section 6.

(6)If a decision to refuse to register a society is overruled on appeal, the FCA must register the society and give it an acknowledgment of registration under section 3.

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