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Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act (asp 5) which received Royal Assent on 19 January 2007

Section 16: Power to monitor compliance with directions under section 10(2)

38.Where the Commission has directed a practitioner to provide redress to a client under section 10(2), it must request from the practitioner an explanation of the steps the practitioner has taken to comply with the direction. The practitioner must reply before the period specified in the notice expires (a minimum of 21 days must be specified) unless the practitioner appeals against the direction – in which case the Commission’s request will be suspended pending the outcome of the appeal.

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