Legal Services Ombudsman Act 2009

Legal Services Ombudsman may refer question of law to High Court.

31.— (1) When investigating a complaint, the Legal Services Ombudsman may, on his or her own initiative or at the request of the complainant or the professional body concerned, refer for the determination of the High Court a question of law arising in relation to the investigation of the complaint.

(2) The High Court may hear and determine any question of law referred to it under this section.

(3) If a question of law has been referred to the High Court under this section, the Legal Services Ombudsman shall not—

(a) make a finding to which the question is relevant while the reference is pending, or

(b) proceed in a manner, or make a decision, that is inconsistent with the determination of the High Court on the question.