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The Solicitors (Amendment)(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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This Order makes miscellaneous amendments to the Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976. The main amendments are—

(a)to enable terms and conditions imposed on practising certificates to continue in respect of subsequent certificates;

(b)to enable terms and conditions to be imposed on practising certificates as an alternative to suspension;

(c)to regulate the provision of solicitors' services in the case of incorporated practices;

(d)to extend the functions of lay observers;

(e)to enable the Council and Disciplinary Tribunal to impose sanctions for inadequate professional services;

(f)to consolidate the provisions relating to costs in contentious and non-contentious business;

(g)to enable the roll and register to be kept by computer.

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