Legal Services Regulation Act 2015


High Court direction to comply with inspection

41.  (1) Where a person, without reasonable cause, fails, refuses or neglects to comply with a requirement of an inspector in the exercise of his or her powers under any of paragraphs (c), (e), (h), (i) or (j) of section 39(1), the Authority may, on notice to the person concerned, apply to the High Court for an order directing a person to comply with such requirement or requirements as the Authority considers necessary for the purposes of an inspection referred to in section 39.

(2) Where the person referred to in subsection (1) is not the legal practitioner in respect of whose business the inspection is concerned, the Authority shall, at the same time as notifying that person, notify that legal practitioner of the application.

(3) The High Court may make an order in the terms sought by the Authority under subsection (1) or such other order as the Court considers necessary for the purpose of such inspection.