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(1)The Society , with the concurrence of the [F1 Secretary of State], the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls, may make regulations (in this Act referred to as “training regulations”) about education and training for persons seeking to be admitted or to practise as solicitors.
F2(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(i)the education and training F3. . . to be undergone by persons seeking admission as solicitors;
(ii)any education or training to be undergone by persons who have been admitted as solicitors;
(iii)the examinations or other tests to be undergone by persons seeking admission as solicitors or who have been admitted;
(iv)the qualifications and reciprocal duties and responsibilities of persons undertaking to give education or training for the purposes of the regulations or undergoing such education or training; and
(b)may require persons who have been admitted as solicitors to hold practising certificates while they are undergoing education or training under the regulations;
(c)may include provision for the charging of fees by the Society and the application of fees which the Society receives;
(d)may make different provision for different classes of persons and different circumstances.
[F6(4)Where, under Schedule 4 to the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (approval of certain regulations in connection with the grant of rights of audience or rights to conduct litigation), the [F1 Secretary of State][F7approves any regulation such as is mentioned in subsection (1), the requirement of the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls imposed by that subsection shall not apply.]]
[F6(5)Subsection (4) shall have effect whether or not the regulation required to be approved under Schedule 4 to the Act of 1990.]
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