Legal Services Ombudsman Act 2009

Duties of Bar Council and Law Society to keep and produce records.

33.— (1) The Bar Council and the Law Society shall keep full and complete records of all investigations of, and of all proceedings at meetings relating to—

(a) in the case of the Bar Council, complaints of misconduct made to it under the Disciplinary Code in relation to barristers, and

(b) in the case of the Law Society—

(i) complaints made to it under section 8 (as amended by section 39 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 ) or 9 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994 in relation to solicitors, and

(ii) complaints of misconduct made to it in relation to solicitors.

(2) If requested by the Legal Services Ombudsman for the purpose of an investigation or a review of procedures under this Act, the professional body concerned shall provide the Ombudsman with copies of any records so requested within the period specified in the request.

(3) Subsection (2) shall not operate to limit in any way the Legal Service Ombudsman’s powers under section 26 .