83 Special provisions relating to claims based on dishonest
(1) Before determining a claim against the Fidelity Fund as a result
of a dishonest default, the Law Society Council may require the claimant to
take action to enforce the judgment debt to which the default
(2) Such action includes (but is not limited to) taking proceedings to
prevent the defaulting solicitor from disposing of property for the purpose of
defeating the judgment debt.
(3) If a judgment debt results partly from a dishonest default and
partly from other conduct of the solicitor, the Law Society Council is to
determine the amount of the pecuniary loss resulting from the dishonest
default having regard to the findings of any relevant court or
(4) A determination by the Law Society Council under subsection (3) is
final and conclusive.