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The Solicitors (Amendment)(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Practice of a deceased solicitor

12.—(1) In Article 32 of the Solicitors Order (winding-up practice of a deceased solicitor) for “as the Society may approve” there shall be substituted “, including terms as to remuneration, as may be fixed or approved by the Society”.

(2) In Article 39 of the Solicitors Order (control of deceased solicitor’s practice) after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A) Where a solicitor dies and—

(a)immediately before his death—

(i)he was practising as a sole solicitor; and

(ii)the provisions of Schedule 1 did not apply to him; and

(b)no appointment is made under Article 32 within three months from the date of his death,

the provisions of Schedule 1 shall, if the Council so resolve, apply with the necessary modifications to the personal representatives of that solicitor as they apply in relation to a solicitor in respect of whom the Council have passed a resolution under Article 36(1)(a)..

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