Legal Services Ombudsman Act 2009

Obstruction of Legal Services Ombudsman.

27.— (1) A person shall not by act or omission obstruct or hinder the Legal Services Ombudsman in the performance of his or her functions under this Act.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €2,000.

(3) Notwithstanding section 10(4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851, summary proceedings in respect of a matter relating to an offence under this section reported to the Director of Public Prosecutions may be instituted within 12 months of the offence.