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Audit of Council activities

41 Audit of Council activities

(1) The Attorney General may appoint an appropriately qualified person to conduct an audit of all or any particular activities of a Council for the purpose of determining the following--
(a) whether any activities the costs of which are recoverable, or are proposed to be recovered, by the charging of a practising certificate fee are being carried out economically and efficiently and in accordance with the relevant laws,
(b) whether practising certificate fees are being expended for the purpose of defraying the costs in respect of which the fees are charged.
(2) A Council is to provide all reasonable assistance to the person appointed to conduct the audit.
(3) The person appointed to conduct the audit is to report to the Attorney General on the result of the audit.
(4) An audit may be conducted under this section whenever the Attorney General considers it appropriate.
(5) In this section--

"audit" includes an examination and inspection.

"costs" includes expenses.

"Council" includes the Bar Association and the Law Society.

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