158 Notice of determination

(1)

If a Standards Committee makes a determination of the kind described in section 152(2)(b) or (c), that Standards Committee must forthwith give written notice of that determination to each of the persons who may, under section 193, apply to the Legal Complaints Review Officer for a review of the determination.

(2)

The notice must—

(a)

state the determination and the reasons for it; and

(b)

specify any orders made under section 156 or section 157 and be accompanied by copies of any such orders; and

(c)

describe the right of review conferred by section 193; and

(d)

state the period within which an application for a review of the determination or of any such order or both may be lodged (which period is prescribed by section 198(b)).

(2A)

A duty under subsection (1) (read with sections 6 and 193 to 197) to forthwith give written notice to each member of a class (of related persons) in column 1 of a row of the following table is performed sufficiently by forthwith giving written notice only to the individual or smaller class (of related persons) in column 2 of that row:

Column 1
Class
Column 2
Individual or smaller class
1All persons who practise in partnership with the practitionerAny 1 of those persons who practise in partnership with the practitioner
2All directors of an incorporated law firm or incorporated conveyancing firm in which the practitioner practisesAny 1 of those directors of that firm
3All shareholders of an incorporated law firm or incorporated conveyancing firm in which the practitioner practisesAll shareholders of that firm who are shareholders of that firm in respect of shares that confer voting rights

(3)

If the person who is the subject of the determination is a provider under the Legal Services Act 2011, the Standards Committee must provide a written notice of the determination to the Secretary for Justice.

Compare: 1993 No 28 s 71(3)

Section 158(2A): inserted, on 20 November 2012, by section 13 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Act 2012 (2012 No 92).

Section 158(3): added, on 1 July 2011, by section 140 of the Legal Services Act 2011 (2011 No 4).