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The Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (General Council of the Bar) Order 2018

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Legal Services Act 2007 (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) (General Council of the Bar) Order 2018 and comes into force on 1st October 2018.

Interpretation and application

2.—(1) In this Order, “the 2007 Act” means the Legal Services Act 2007.

(2) This Order applies to appeals from decisions made by the General Council of the Bar in its capacity as a licensing authority.

Appeals to be made to the First-tier Tribunal

3.—(1) The First-tier Tribunal may hear and determine appeals from decisions made by the General Council of the Bar which are appealable under any provision of—

(a)Part 5 of the 2007 Act, or

(b)the General Council of the Bar’s licensing rules(1).

(2) The First-tier Tribunal may suspend the effect of a decision of the General Council of the Bar (whether or not the decision has already taken effect) while an appeal against that decision has been brought and has not yet been finally determined or withdrawn.

(3) The First-tier Tribunal may, in relation to appeals from the decisions which are appealable under the licensing rules—

(a)affirm the General Council of the Bar’s decision in whole or in part;

(b)quash the General Council of the Bar’s decision in whole or in part;

(c)substitute for all or part of the General Council of the Bar’s decision another decision of a kind that the General Council of the Bar could have made, or

(d)remit a matter to the General Council of the Bar (generally, or for determination in accordance with a finding made or direction given by the First-tier Tribunal).

Modifications of the 2007 Act

4.  The Schedule to this Order (which modifies provisions of the 2007 Act) has effect.

Lucy Frazer

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

27th March 2018

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