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Solicitors Act 1974

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28Regulations

(1)The Master of the Rolls may make regulations, with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice, about the following matters, namely—

(a)admission as a solicitor ;

(b)the keeping of the roll;

(c)practising certificates and applications for them ;

(d)the keeping of the register under section 9.

(2)The power conferred by subsection (1) includes power to specify—

(a)one or more conditions (in this Act referred to as "training conditions ") to be imposed on the issue of practising certificates to solicitors to whom training regulations apply; and

(b)one or more conditions (in this Act referred to as " indemnity conditions ") to be imposed on the issue of practising certificates to solicitors who are exempt from indemnity rules.

(3)Regulations about the keeping of the roll and of the register under section 9 may provide for the manner in which entries are to be made, altered and removed.

(4)The regulations may provide for rights of appeal to the Master of the Rolls in connection with the making and alteration of entries on the roll and the removal of entries from it.

(5)The Master of the Rolls may make regulations about the procedure for any appeals to him authorised by this Part or regulations under this section.

29Non-British subjects as solicitors

Nothing in section 3 of the Act of Settlement (which provides among other things that aliens are incapable of enjoying certain offices or places of trust) shall be taken to disqualify a person from becoming or practising as a solicitor of the Supreme Court or of the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland.

30Evidence as to solicitors in Scotland

For the purposes of this Part, a letter purporting to be signed by or on behalf of the registrar of solicitors in Scotland—

(a)stating that a person specified in the letter is or is not a solicitor in Scotland shall be evidence that that person is or, as the case may be, is not a solicitor in Scotland ;

(b)stating that a person specified in the letter did not at any time during a period so specified have in force a practising certificate as a solicitor in Scotland shall be evidence that that person was not during any part of that period a duly certificated solicitor in Scotland.

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