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The Legal Services Act 2007 (Commencement No. 4, Transitory and Transitional Provisions and Appointed Day) Order 2009

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2.  The following provisions of the 2007 Act come into force on 31st March 2009—

(a)in Part 9 (General), section 199(3), (5) to the extent that it is not already in force, (6)(a) in so far as it relates to section 53 of the 1990 Act and (6)(b) to the extent that it is not already in force, the definition of “conveyancing services” in section 207 and section 208(1);

(b)in Schedule 16 (The Law Society, solicitors, recognised bodies and foreign lawyers)—

(i)in Part 1, paragraphs 31(2)(c) and (e), 32(1), (2)(a) and (c) to (e) and (3) to (7), 33, 35, 36, 37 subject to articles 4 and 5, 41(1) and (2), 42 subject to article 4, 43, 44 subject to article 4, 45 subject to article 4, 46 subject to article 4, 49(b), (d), (f) subject to article 4 and (h), 50(b) and (c), 54(6)(b) subject to article 4 and (7), 59(b)(iii), 62(d) and (e) subject to article 4, 70, 72(b), 74, 75(a) and (c) in so far as it omits the definition of “controlled trust”, 77 subject to article 4 and 79 subject to article 5;

(ii)in Part 2, paragraphs 81 to the extent that it is not already in force and subject to article 4, 82(1), 83, 84(1), (2) and (4), 85, 86 to the extent that it is not already in force, 87 to 93, 94 subject to article 5, 95 to 99, 101 subject to article 4, 102 subject to article 4, 103 subject to article 4, 104, 105(a), (b)(i) and (iii) and (c), 106(a), (b), (d) and (e) in so far as it omits paragraph 18(4) of Schedule 2, 107 subject to article 4, 108 to 110, 113(b)(iv) and (c), 114 and 116 to 123; and

(iii)in Part 3, paragraphs 125 to the extent that it is not already in force and subject to article 4, 127, 131, 132 subject to article 5, 133, 134 and 136;

(c)in Schedule 17 (Licensed conveyancing)—

(i)in Part 1, paragraphs 2(a), 4, 5(1), (2)(a) and (b) in so far as it inserts paragraph (ea) and (3)(a) and (b) in so far as it inserts paragraph (ea), 6, 7(1) and (2)(a) and (b) in so far as it inserts paragraph (ea), 8, 9, 12 to 19, 20 subject to article 4, 21, 22, 24 to 26, 28, 29, 30(1), (2)(b) and (3), 31 and 32(1) to (6)(f) subject to article 4, (6)(g) in so far as it omits sub-paragraph (4), and (7) to (18);

(ii)in Part 2, paragraphs 33, 34(1), (5) and (6) and 35(1), (5) and (7) to (11);

(d)in Schedule 21 (Minor and consequential amendments), paragraphs 65, 67, 83, 87, 99, 100(b) to (d) and 101;

(e)in Schedule 22 (Transitional and transitory provision), paragraphs 6 to 8, 11(1), 13, 14, 15 subject to article 4, 16 and 17; and

(f)in Schedule 23 (Repeals)—

(i)the entry relating to the “Authorised Conveyancing Practitioners Board.” in Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967(2);

(ii)the entries relating to the following provisions of the 1974 Act

(aa)sections 32(1) in so far as it omits from “and the rules” to the end, (2), (4) and (6), 33(2), 34(7) and (8), 43(5), 47(2)(c), (4) and (5), 76 to 78, 80(2) and the definition of “controlled trust” in section 87(1);

(bb)paragraph 1(1)(h) and (2) of Schedule 1; and

(cc)Schedule 2;

(iii)the entry relating to Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975(3);

(iv)the entry relating to Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975(4);

(v)the entries relating to the following provisions of the 1985 Act

(aa)sections 2, 9, 10, 15(7) and (8), 24, 26(2)(g), (5) and (6), 29(1), 31, 32, 34(2)(c) to (e), 35(2) and 39(1);

(bb)paragraphs 1, 4(2), 11, 12, 16(1), 17(a) in so far as it omits “11(1), 15(2) or”, 18(2), 18(4), 20(2), 31, 32(2), 34(1) and 35 of Schedule 2;

(cc)paragraphs 2(3) and 3 of Schedule 3;

(dd)paragraph 3 of Schedule 4;

(ee)paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 5;

(ff)Schedule 6 with the exception of paragraphs 4(3) and (3A) and 9(2); and

(gg)paragraph 2 of Schedule 9;

(vi)the entries relating to the following provisions of the 1990 Act(5)—

(aa)sections 34 to 52, 53(9)(e) and 120(4) in so far as it omits 37(10) and 40(1);

(bb)Schedules 5 to 7;

(cc)paragraphs 11, 13 and 23 of Schedule 8;

(dd)paragraphs 1, 5 and 15 of Schedule 14; and

(ee)paragraph 1(1) and (2) of Schedule 18; and

(vii)the entry relating to “The Authorised Conveyancing Practitioners Board.” in Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of Information Act 2000(6).

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The new section 9A to be inserted into the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (c. 61) by paragraph 82 of Schedule 16 was amended by S.I. 2008/3074.

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