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[F111(1)The provision of legal services by legal staff falls within section 2(2)(j) above.
(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above, without prejudice to the generality of the term, “legal services” includes—
(a)legal advice to any of the following, namely—
(i)a defined authority or its elected members;
(ii)any committee or sub-committee of a defined authority, or any other group of persons which reports to such an authority, committee or sub-committee; and
(iii)any officer or department of a defined authority;
(b)legal advice to any other person in relation to the discharge of any functions of a defined authority;
(c)legal work in or in connection with any criminal or civil proceedings before any court or tribunal or at any inquiry;
(d)conveyancing work in relation to property of any kind;
(e)legal work in connection with any of the following, namely—
(i)contracts or agreements of any kind;
(ii)matters relating to property of any kind;
(iii)a defined authority’s insurance arrangements;
(iv)statutory orders, notices and byelaws and, in Scotland, management rules under sections 112 to 118 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 F2; and
(v)local or personal Bills or, in Scotland, private legislation within the meaning of section 82 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 F3; and
(f)legal work in connection with the provision of a legal service for a defined authority otherwise than by a member of its own staff.
(3)In sub-paragraph (1) above “legal staff” means any of the following, or any person under their management or control, namely—
(a)solicitors, legal executives, barristers and advocates;
(b)licensed conveyancers within the meaning of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 F4; and
(c)qualified conveyancers within the meaning of section 23 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 F5.]
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