Title and Interpretation

Title

Section 1.—(1) This Scheme may be cited as the Constitution of the Law Society of Scotland.
(2) This constitution shall come into operation on 1st November 1988.

Interpretation

Section 1.2.—(1) In this Constitution unless the context otherwise requires:—
  1. ‘‘the Act’’ means the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980;
  2. ‘‘the Council’’ means the Council of the Society;
  3. ‘‘financial year’’ means the period of twelve months ending on 31st October.
  4. ‘‘a member of the Society’’ means a solicitor who in terms of Section
Section 2-- (1) of the Act has in force a practising certificate, and any other solicitor who has paid the current annual membership subscription to the Society and whose name appears upon the Roll of Solicitors kept by the Council;
  1. ‘‘place of business’’, in relation to a member of the Society means the member’s place of business, or if the member has more than one place of business, the member’s principal place of business, as specified in the member’s practising certificate, if the member has one, or in a notice of change of place of business given by the member to the Society after the issue of the member’s practising certificate, if the member has given such a notice, or if the member does not have a place of business, his residence, and references to the constituency in which a member practises shall be construed as a reference to the constituency in which such member has his place of business;
  2. ‘‘the President’’ means the chairman of the Society provided for in terms of paragraph 2(c) of Schedule 1 to the Act and includes, in the case of the absence of the President or his inability to act as President, the Vice-President;
  3. ‘‘the Secretary’’ means the Secretary of the Society and includes any person authorised by the President to act on behalf of the Secretary;
  4. ‘‘the Society’’ means The Law Society of Scotland established by the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1949;
  5. ‘‘the Vice-President’’ means the vice-chairman of the Society provided for in terms of paragraph 2(c) of Schedule 1 to the Act;
(2) The Interpretation Act 1978 applies to the interpretation of this Constitution as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.