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

Schedule 2—Further powers of Commission under sections 17 or 37

225.Schedule 2 expands on the Commission’s powers under section 17 to require legal practitioners to produce documents and provide explanations in connection with complaints; and under section 37 to require professional bodies to provide it with information and documents for the purposes of section 23, 24 or 36. It enables the Commission to apply to the Court of Session for an order enforcing any such request by it for documents, explanations or other information and for the person who has provided documents to the Commission to apply similarly within 14 days of providing them for an order requiring their return. It also sets out procedural requirements as to the disposal by the Commission of documents required to be produced.

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