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Solicitors Act 1974

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54Restrictions on powers to strike names off roll

(1)No solicitor shall be liable to have his name struck off the roll on account of any failure to comply with the requirements with respect to service under articles of any training regulations or on account of any defect in his admission and enrolment, unless—

(a)the application to strike his name off the roll is made within twelve months of the date of his enrolment; or

(b)fraud is proved to have been committed in connection with the failure or defect.

(2)No solicitor shall be liable to have his name struck off the roll by reason only—

(a)that a solicitor whom he has served for the whole or any part of the term of articled service required in his case by training regulations has neglected or omitted to take out a practising certificate ; or

(b)that the name of a solicitor whom he has served for any period has after the termination of that period been removed from or struck off the roll.

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