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The Electronic Money Regulations 2011

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70.—(1) Proceedings for an offence alleged to have been committed by a partnership or an unincorporated association must be brought in the name of the partnership or association (and not in that of its members).

(2) A fine imposed on the partnership or association on its conviction of an offence is to be paid out of the funds of the partnership or association.

(3) Rules of court relating to the service of documents are to have effect as if the partnership or association were a body corporate.

(4) In proceedings for an offence brought against the partnership or association—

(a)section 33 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925(1) (procedure on charge of offence against corporation) and section 46 of, and Schedule 3 to, the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980(2) (corporations) apply as they do in relation to a body corporate;

(b)section 70 (of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995(3) (proceedings against bodies corporate) applies as it does in relation to a body corporate;

(c)section 18 of the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 1945(4) (procedure on charge) and Schedule 4 to the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(5) (corporations) apply as they do in relation to a body corporate.

(5) Summary proceedings for an offence under these Regulations may be taken—

(a)against a body corporate or unincorporated association at any place at which it has a place of business;

(b)against an individual at any place where they are for the time being.

(6) Paragraph (5) does not affect any jurisdiction exercisable apart from this regulation.

(1)

1925 c.86. Section 33 was amended by the Magistrates Courts Act 1952 (c.55), section 132 and Schedule 6, by the Courts Act 1971 (c.23), section 56(1) and Schedule 8 and by the Courts Act 2003 (c.39), Schedule 8, paragraph 71 and Schedule 10.

(2)

1980 c.43. Schedule 3 was amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c.53), section 25(2) and Schedule 13, and by the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996 (c.25), Schedule 1, paragraph 1. Amendments by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c.44), Schedule 3, paragraph 51 and Schedule 37, Part 4 have not come into force at the time of making these Regulations.

(3)

1995 c.46. Section 70 was amended by the Postal Services Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications No 1) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/1149), Schedule 1, paragraph 104, the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 5), section 10(6) and the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 6), section 28. Amendments by the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 13), section 66 have not come into force at the time of making these Regulations.

(4)

1945 c.15 (N.I.). Section 18 was amended by the Magistrates Courts Act 1964 (c.21) and by the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c.26), Schedule 12.

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