Solicitors Act, 1954

Prosecution of offences.

77.—(1) An offence under this Act may be prosecuted by the Society.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision in any Act specifying the period within which summary proceedings may be commenced, proceedings in respect of an offence under this Act may be commenced at any time within the period of three months from the date on which evidence, sufficient in the opinion of the Society to justify a prosecution, comes to their knowledge, or within the period of twelve months after the commission of the offence, whichever period last expires.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) of this section, a certificate issued by the Society as to the date on which such evidence as aforesaid came to their knowledge shall be conclusive evidence thereof.