Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008
Insertion of new section 6A into Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1960.
36.— The Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1960 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 6:
“Power of Society to investigate alleged misconduct by solicitor.
6A.— (1) For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that the Society have, and always have had, a power to investigate alleged misconduct by a solicitor.
(2) If subsection (1) would, but for this subsection, conflict with a constitutional right of any person, the operation of that subsection shall be subject to such limitation as is necessary to secure that it does not so conflict but shall otherwise be of full force and effect.”.