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6(1)Regulations under paragraph 5(2) may specify a description of a person by reference to the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (2), (3) or (4).S

(2)That is—

(a)current practice as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, and

(b)engagement in practice as such for a period of not less than 5 years.

(3)That is—

(a)previous engagement in practice for a period of not less than 5 years, as—

(i)a solicitor or advocate in Scotland, or

(ii)a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, and

(b)subsequent engagement in any of the activities listed in sub-paragraph (5).

(4)That is, suitability attributable to experience in law through current or previous engagement in—

(a)any of the activities listed in sub-paragraph (5),

(b)an activity that is of a broadly similar nature to any of the activities listed in that sub-paragraph.

(5)The activities are—

(a)exercising judicial functions in any court or tribunal,

(b)practice or employment as a lawyer of any kind,

(c)whether or not in the course of practice or employment as a lawyer—

(i)advising on the application of the law,

(ii)drafting documents intended to affect rights or obligations under the law,

(iii)assisting persons involved in a legal or other process for the resolution of disputes as to the law,

(iv)acting as a mediator or arbitrator for the purpose of resolving disputes that are (or could be) the matter of legal proceedings,

(d)teaching or researching law at or for an educational institution.

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I1Sch. 3 para. 6 in force at 1.4.2015 by S.S.I. 2015/116, art. 2

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