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

Section 43: Restriction upon disclosure of information: Commission

79.This section prohibits the Commission, any of its employees or any person acting on its behalf from disclosing information obtained by it in connection with a complaint, except for the purposes of enabling or assisting the Commission to exercise any of its functions or where disclosure is required by law. Any person employed or acting on the behalf of the Commission who knowingly discloses information obtained is guilty of an offence and liable to be fined.

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