Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

91.

Transitional provisions in relation to solicitors

91.  (1) Where, before the date on which this subsection comes into operation, a complaint under section 8 or 9 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994 has been received by the Law Society, then, notwithstanding the amendment by this Act of the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011, the provisions of those Acts shall continue to apply to the complaint as if those amendments had not been made.

(2) Where, on or after the date on which this subsection comes into operation—

(a) a complaint is made under section 51(1) in respect of a solicitor, and

(b) the act or omission to which the complaint relates occurred before that date,

the complaint shall be dealt with under this Part and this Act shall apply accordingly.

(3) Where, on or after the date on which this subsection comes into operation—

(a) a complaint is made under section 51(2) , in respect of a solicitor, and

(b) the act or omission to which the complaint relates occurred before that date,

the complaint shall be dealt with under this Part and this Act shall apply accordingly, subject to the modification that “misconduct” shall, for the purposes of the complaint, be deemed to have the meaning it has under section 3 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1960 as if the amendment of that section by section 184 had not been made.