â€”(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.
.â€”(1) In this Constitution unless the context otherwise requires:â€”
- â€˜â€˜the Actâ€™â€™ means the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980;
- â€˜â€˜the Councilâ€™â€™ means the Council of the Society;
- â€˜â€˜financial yearâ€™â€™ means the period of twelve months ending on 31st October.
- â€˜â€˜a member of the Societyâ€™â€™ 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;
- â€˜â€˜place of businessâ€™â€™, in relation to a member of the Society means the memberâ€™s place of business, or if the member has more than one place of business, the memberâ€™s principal place of business, as specified in the memberâ€™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 memberâ€™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;
- â€˜â€˜the Presidentâ€™â€™ 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;
- â€˜â€˜the Secretaryâ€™â€™ means the Secretary of the Society and includes any person authorised by the President to act on behalf of the Secretary;
- â€˜â€˜the Societyâ€™â€™ means The Law Society of Scotland established by the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1949;
- â€˜â€˜the Vice-Presidentâ€™â€™ 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.