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This Order commences the provisions of the Legal Services Act 2007 (c.29) (the 2007 Act) which establish the Legal Services Board (the Board) and the Office for Legal Complaints (the OLC). It also allows the Lord Chancellor to modify the functions of legal services regulators pending the establishment of the new regulatory regime under the 2007 Act. In addition it commences other minor and consequential provisions. This Order comes into force on 7th March 2008.
The Legal Services Act 2007 (Commencement No.1 and Transitory Provisions) Order 2008
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