Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008


Insertion of new section 18A into Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994.

43.— The Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994 is amended by inserting the following after section 18:

“Enforcement of order of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

18A.— (1) Where, on application by the Society in circumstances where the matter is not otherwise before the High Court, it is shown that a solicitor or any other person has refused, neglected or otherwise failed, without reasonable cause, to comply in whole or in part with an order made by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Court may by order direct the solicitor or other person, as the case may be, to comply in whole or in part with the order of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

(2) An application by the Society pursuant to subsection (1) shall be on notice to the solicitor or other person concerned unless the High Court otherwise orders.

(3) An order of the High Court under subsection (1) may contain such provisions of a consequential nature as the Court considers appropriate.”.