Amendment of the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980
2.—(1) The Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980(1) is amended as follows.
(2) In section 60A (multi-national practices)(2), for subsection (4) substitute—
“(4) A foreign lawyer may apply to the Council to be registered as such for the purposes of—
(a)subsection (1); or
(b)having an interest in a licensed legal services provider as a solicitor investor within the meaning given by section 67(6) of the 2010 Act.
(4ZA) Where an application is made under subsection (4), the Council are to enter the lawyer’s name on the register of foreign lawyers if they are satisfied that the legal profession of which the applicant is a member is so regulated as to make it appropriate for the applicant to be registered for those purposes.”.
(3) The title of that section becomes “Registered foreign lawyers”.