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The Solicitors (Amendment)(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Preparation of papers for probate, etc., by unqualified persons

8.  In Article 24 of the Solicitors Order (preparation of papers for probate, etc.)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words from the beginning to “administration” there shall be substituted

Subject to paragraph (1A), any unqualified person, not being a barrister-at-law or a duly certificated notary public, who, directly or indirectly, draws or prepares any papers on which to found or oppose—

(a)a grant of probate, or

(b)a grant of letters of administration,;

(b)after paragraph (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any act done by a person at the direction and under the supervision of another person if—

(a)that other person was at the time his employer, a partner of his employer or a fellow employee; and

(b)the act could have been done by that other person for or in expectation of any fee, gain or reward without committing an offence under this Article..

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