Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1960


Disciplinary Provisions in Relation to Solicitors

Disciplinary Committee.

6.—(1) The President of the High Court shall, from time to time as occasion requires, appoint, from amongst the members of the Council and such former members of the Council as are practising as solicitors, a disciplinary committee (in this Act referred to as the Disciplinary Committee) consisting of not less than seven and not more than ten persons.

(2) A member of the Disciplinary Committee may resign his office by letter sent by registered post to the President of the High Court and his resignation shall take effect on the date on which the letter is delivered.

(3) The President of the High Court may remove a member of the Disciplinary Committee, may fill a vacancy therein and, subject to the limits stated in subsection (1) of this section, may increase or reduce the number of persons thereon.

(4) The Disciplinary Committee may act notwithstanding one or more than one vacancy in their membership.

(5) The Society shall defray any costs or expenses incurred by the Disciplinary Committee.

(6) The quorum of the Disciplinary Committee shall be three.

(7) A member of the Disciplinary Committee, who was a member of the Council at the date of his appointment, may act on the Disciplinary Committee notwithstanding the fact that he has ceased to be a member of the Council.