Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1960

Removal at his own request of name of solicitor from the roll.

9.—(1) An application by a solicitor to have his name removed from the roll shall be made to and heard by the Disciplinary Committee in accordance with rules made under section 16 of this Act.

(2) Where an application is made by a solicitor under this section, the Disciplinary Committee shall consider the application, and thereupon the following provisions shall have effect—

(a) if they are of opinion that the application should be granted without making a report to the High Court, they shall order accordingly,

(b) if not of that opinion—

(i) they shall make a report on the application to the High Court,

(ii) the Society shall bring the report before the High Court,

(iii) the High Court, after consideration of the application and the report, may make an order either refusing the application or granting it and as to the payment of costs.