The Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020
 
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2020No. 301

LEGAL SERVICES, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2020

Made12thMarch2020

Coming into force6thApril2020

The Lord Chancellor, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 80(1)(b) and (4)(b) and 204(3) and (4) of the Legal Services Act 2007( 1) makes the following Order.

In accordance with section 80(3) of that Act, this Order is made following a recommendation made by the Legal Services Board to which was annexed a draft order in a form not materially different from this Order.

The Legal Services Board has made its recommendation under section 80 of that Act with the consents required by section 81(1) of that Act and after complying with the requirements in section 81(2) to (5) of that Act.

A draft of this Order has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament pursuant to section 206(4) and (5) of the Legal Services Act 2007.

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Legal Services Act 2007 (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) (Appeals from Licensing Authority Decisions) Order 2020 and comes into force on 6th April 2020.

Interpretation

2. In this Order—

“the 2007 Act” means the Legal Services Act 2007;

“CILEx” means the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Application

3. This Order applies to appeals from decisions made by CILEx in its capacity as a licensing authority.

Appeals to be made to the First-tier Tribunal

4.—(1) The First-tier Tribunal may hear and determine appeals from decisions made by CILEx which are appealable under any provision of—

(a) Part 5 of the 2007 Act; or

(b) CILEx's licensing rules( 2).

(2) The First-tier Tribunal may suspend the effect of a decision of CILEx (whether or not the decision has already taken effect) while an appeal against that decision has been brought and has not yet been finally determined or withdrawn.

(3) The First-tier Tribunal may, in relation to appeals from decisions which are appealable under the licensing rules—

(a) affirm CILEx's decision in whole or in part;

(b) quash CILEx's decision in whole or in part;

(c) substitute for all or part of CILEx's decision another decision of a kind that CILEx could have taken; or

(d) remit the matter to CILEx (generally, or for determination in accordance with a finding made or direction given by the First-tier Tribunal).

Modifications to the 2007 Act

5. The Schedule to this Order (which modifies provisions of the 2007 Act) has effect.

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

12th March 2020

Chris Philp

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

SCHEDULE

Article 5

Modifications to the 2007 Act

Modifications to section 96 of the 2007 Act

1. Section 96 of the 2007 Act (appeals against financial penalties) has effect in relation to a penalty imposed by CILEx as if—

(a) in subsection (1), “, before the end of such period as may be prescribed by rules made by the Board,” were omitted;

(b) subsections (6) and (7) were omitted; and

(c) for subsection (8) there were substituted—

“(8) Except as provided by this section or Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, the validity of a penalty is not to be questioned by any legal proceedings whatever.”.

Modifications to Schedule 13 to the 2007 Act

2.—(1) Schedule 13 to the 2007 Act (ownership of licensed bodies) has effect in relation to decisions of CILEx with the following modifications.

(2) Paragraph 18 (appeal from decision to approve notified interest subject to conditions) has effect as if—

(a) in sub-paragraph (1), “before the end of the prescribed period” were omitted;

(b) sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) were omitted; and

(c) in sub-paragraph (5), after “an appeal under this paragraph” there were inserted “or Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007”.

(3) Paragraph 20 (appeal from decision to object to a notified interest) has effect as if—

(a) in sub-paragraph (1), “before the end of the prescribed period” were omitted;

(b) sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) were omitted; and

(c) in sub-paragraph (5), after “an appeal under this paragraph” there were inserted “or Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007”.

(4) Paragraph 29 (appeal from decision to approve a notifiable interest subject to conditions) has effect as if—

(a) in sub-paragraph (1), “before the end of the prescribed period” were omitted;

(b) sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) were omitted; and

(c) in sub-paragraph (5), after “an appeal under this paragraph” there were...

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