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131. All rules made under the provisions of this Act shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication in the Gazette.
—(1) The Board and the Society shall each at all times keep and maintain an office and the address of the office and any change thereof shall be published by the Board and the Council respectively in the Gazette.
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(2) All writs, plaints, notices, pleadings, orders, summonses, warrants or other written communications required or authorised or ordered to be served on or delivered or sent to the Board, the Society or the Council shall be deemed to be duly served, delivered or sent if left at the office of the Board or the Society, as the case may be.
—(1) Any document, other than process of court that is required to be served or delivered under this Act, may be sent by post.
(2) A certificate in writing signed by an officer of the Society or the Board or a member of the Council or the Board that that document was properly addressed andposted and setting out the date of its posting shall be prima facieevidence of service thereof.
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(3) Any document addressed to an advocate and solicitor at his only or principal address last appearing in the register of practitioners shall be deemed to be properly addressed.
134. In addition to any other method of recovery and to any other right, remedy or power vested in the Society or in the Council, any sum of money whatsoever payable under this Act may be recoverable by the Society or the Board as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.
—(1) Subject to this section, no bank shall, in connection with any transaction on account of any solicitor or law corporation or limited liability law partnership kept with it or with any other bank (other than an account kept by a solicitor as trustee for a specified beneficiary), incur any liability or be under any obligation to make any inquiry, or be deemed to have any knowledge of any right of any person to any money paid or credited to any such account, which it would not incur or be under or be deemed to have in the case of an account kept by a person entitled absolutely to all the money paid or credited to it.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall relieve a bank from any liability or obligation under which it would be apart from section 73 or this section.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a bank at which a solicitor or law corporation or limited liability law partnership keeps an account for clients’ moneys shall not, in respect of any liability of the solicitor or law corporation or limited liability law partnership to the bank, not being a liability in connection with that account, have or obtain any recourse or right, whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, charge or otherwise, against moneys standing to the credit of that account.
137. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68), a District Court shall have jurisdiction to try any offence under this Act and shall have power to impose the full penalty or punishment in respect of the offence.