Schedule 17

Legal Services Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:45 pm on 26th June 2007.

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Licensed conveyancing

Amendments made: No. 198, in schedule 17, page 295, line 2, leave out ‘of the persons within subsection (5)’ and insert ‘director of the body’.

No. 199, in schedule 17, page 295, leave out lines 4 to 6.

No. 200, in schedule 17, page 295, line 17, after ‘managers’, insert ‘or employees’.

No. 201, in schedule 17, page 295, line 23, leave out ‘in shares’.

No. 102, in schedule 17, page 295, line 26, leave out from beginning to ‘does’ in line 28 and insert—

‘22 For section 33 (legal professional privilege) substitute—

“33 Legal professional privilege

(1) Subsection (2) applies where a licensed conveyancer or recognised body acts as such for a client.

(2) Any communication, document, material or information is privileged from disclosure in like manner as if the licensed conveyancer or body had at all material times been acting as the client’s solicitor.

(3) This section”.’.—[Bridget Prentice.]

Schedule 17, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 184 to 187 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 18 agreed to.