11Referrals by solicitors to contact services

(1)The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 is modified as follows.

(2)After section 101C (which is inserted by section 10(3) of this Act) insert—

101DContact services: referrals by solicitors

(1)A solicitor must not—

(a)refer a person to a contact service that is not a regulated contact service, or

(b)allow another person to do so on the solicitor’s behalf.

(2)If a solicitor fails to comply with subsection (1), that failure may be treated as professional misconduct or unsatisfactory professional conduct.

(3)In this section, “contact service” and “regulated contact service” have the meanings given in section 101C(5)..