Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

163.

Power to specify forms

163. (1) Unless a form of document is specified in rules of court, the Chief Legal Costs Adjudicator may specify the form of documents required for the purposes of this Part as he or she considers appropriate.

(2) The Chief Legal Costs Adjudicator’s power under subsection (1) may be exercised in such a way as to—

(a) include in the specified form of any document referred to in that subsection a statutory declaration—

(i) that is to be made by the person completing the form, and

(ii) that states that the particulars contained in the form are true and correct to the best of that person’s knowledge and belief,

and

(b) specify 2 or more forms of any document referred to in that subsection, whether as alternatives, or to provide for particular circumstances or particular cases, as the Chief Legal Costs Adjudicator considers appropriate.

(3) A form specified under this section, or specified in rules of court, shall be—

(a) completed in accordance with such directions and instructions as are specified in the form,

(b) accompanied by such documents as are specified in the form, and

(c) if the completed form is required to be provided to—

(i) the Chief Legal Costs Adjudicator,

(ii) another person on behalf of the Chief Legal Costs Adjudicator, or

(iii) any other person,

so provided in the manner, if any, specified in the form.