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

Section 47: Conduct complaints: duty of relevant professional organisations to investigate etc.

88.Section 47 places a duty on professional organisations to investigate a conduct complaint remitted to them by the Commission. After investigation professional organisations are required to make a written report to the complainer and the practitioner of the facts of the matter as found by the organisation and the action the organisation proposes to take, or has taken, in the matter.

89.Professional organisations are required to ensure that their procedures for dealing with conduct complaints do not conflict with their duties under section 24(4) or (5) to have regard to the conclusions and recommendations so far as relating to the organisation set out in the Commission’s reports on handling complaints.

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