Legal Services Regulation Act 2015
Authority may request Law Society to investigate matter relevant to complaint
59. (1) The Authority may, at any stage in its investigation under this Part of a complaint in respect of a solicitor, and for the purposes of the investigation, request the Law Society to carry out an investigation under the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015 into any matter that is relevant to the complaint.
(2) The Complaints Committee or Disciplinary Tribunal may, for the purposes of its consideration under this Part of a complaint, request the Law Society to carry out an investigation under the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015 into any matter that is relevant to that consideration.
(3) The Law Society, on receipt of a request under subsection (1) or (2), shall—
(a) comply with the request, and
(b) within one month of receipt of the request, or such later period as may be agreed between it and the Authority, the Complaints Committee or the Disciplinary Tribunal, as the case may be, provide the Authority, Complaints Committee or Disciplinary Tribunal with an interim report of its investigation and an indication of when its final report will be available.
(4) An interim report and final report of the Law Society referred to in subsection (3) shall be admissible in any proceedings under this Part.