Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

43.

Report to Authority in certain circumstances following inspection

43. (1) An inspector shall, where an inspection relates to paragraph (b) or (c) of section 38 , prepare and furnish a report in writing to the Authority of the inspection within 21 days of completion of the inspection.

(2) A report prepared under subsection (1) shall, where an inspection relates to paragraph (b) of section 38 , include a statement by the inspector as to whether he or she has found evidence of failure to comply with any of the matters set out in subparagraphs (i), (ii) or (iii) of that paragraph.

(3) A report prepared under subsection (1) shall, where an inspection relates to paragraph (c) of section 38 , include a statement by the inspector as to whether he or she has found evidence of an act or omission that may constitute misconduct (within the meaning of section 42(1) ) on the part of a legal practitioner.

(4) The Authority shall refer the report of an inspector under this section to the officer of the Authority referred to in subsection (4) of section 51 for his or her consideration in accordance with that subsection.

(5) An inspector may, if he or she considers it necessary to do so, make an interim report to the Authority in respect of any matter arising in the course of the inspection being carried out by him or her.

(6) The Authority shall refer an interim report of an inspector under this section to the officer of the Authority referred to in subsection (4) of section 51 for his or her consideration in accordance with that subsection.