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Solicitors Act 1974

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2(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2), every solicitor—

(a)shall on each occasion on which he applies for a practising certificate pay to the Society with the fee payable in respect of that certificate under section 11a contribution (in this Schedule referred to as an " annual contribution ") of such amount as the Council may from time to time determine ; and

(b)where it appears from his application for a practising certificate that he has held or received clients' money at any time during the period specified in the application, shall also, if so required by the Society, pay to the Society, before the issue of the certificate, a further contribution (in this Schedule referred to as a " special levy ") of such amount not exceeding £50 as the Council may from time to time determine.

(2)An annual contribution and a special levy—

(a)shall not be payable in respect of the first three practising certificates to be issued to a solicitor after his admission; and

(b)shall be payable in the reduced amount mentioned in sub-paragraph (3) in respect of the next three certificates to be so issued.

(3)The reduced amount referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(b) is one-half of the amount which would otherwise be payable.

(4)All annual contributions and special levies received by the Society under this paragraph shall be paid into the fund.

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