Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

11.

Disqualification for office of member of Authority

11.  (1) A person shall be disqualified from and shall cease to hold office as a member of the Authority if—

(a) he or she is convicted on indictment of an offence,

(b) he or she is convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty,

(c) in the case of a member who is a legal practitioner, his or her name is struck off the roll of solicitors or the roll of practising barristers, as the case may be, or, following the investigation of a complaint under Part 6 , he or she is the subject of—

(i) a determination under section 82(1) and the member concerned has not brought an appeal in accordance with section 83(2)(a) , or

(ii) a decision of the High Court under subsection (2)(a) or (3) of section 85 , or

(d) he or she—

(i) has a declaration under section 819 of the Companies Act 2014 made against him or her or is deemed to be subject to such a declaration by virtue of Chapter 5 of Part 14 of that Act, or

(ii) is subject or is deemed to be subject to a disqualification order, within the meaning of Chapter 4 of Part 14 of the Companies Act 2014, whether by virtue of that Chapter or any other provisions of that Act,

or

(e) he or she has a declaration under section 150 of the Companies Act 1990 made against him or her or is subject or is deemed to be subject to a disqualification order by virtue of Part VII of that Act.

(2) A person who is appointed to the Authority as a lay member shall cease to hold office where he or she ceases to be a lay person.