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The Solicitors' Incorporated Practices Order 1991

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4.  In any enactment or instrument to which this article applies:–

(a)any reference to a solicitor or solicitors shall be construed as including a reference to a recognised body;

(b)any reference to a firm of solicitors shall be construed as including a reference to a recognised body;

(c)any reference to a solicitor’s firm shall be construed, in relation to a solicitor who is a director or member of or a beneficial owner of any share in a recognised body, as a reference to that recognised body;

(d)any reference to a solicitor’s partner shall be construed, in relation to a solicitor who is a director or member of or a beneficial owner of any share in a recognised body, as a reference to that recognised body or to any other solicitor who is a director or member of or a beneficial owner of any share in that recognised body or to a recognised body which is itself a member of or a beneficial owner of any share in that recognised body;

(e)any reference to a solicitor’s partner shall be construed, in relation to a recognised body which is itself a partner of that solicitor, as including a reference to any other solicitor who is a director or member of or a beneficial owner of any share in that recognised body or to another recognised body which is itself a member of or a beneficial owner of any share in that recognised body;

(f)any reference to a partner in or of a firm of solicitors shall be construed, in relation to a recognised body, as a reference to a solicitor who is a director or member of or a beneficial owner of any share in that recognised body or to another recognised body which is itself a member of or a beneficial owner of any share in that recognised body;

(g)any reference to the employee or clerk of a solicitor, solicitors or a firm of solicitors shall be construed, in relation to a recognised body, as including a reference to a director, employee or clerk of that recognised body or any other recognised body which is its holding, associated or subsidiary company;

(h)any reference to a solicitor’s employee or clerk shall be construed, in relation to a solicitor who is a director or employee of a recognised body, as including a reference to a director, employee or clerk of that recognised body or any other recognised body which is its holding, associated or subsidiary company;

(i)any reference to the agent or client of a solicitor, solicitors or a firm of solicitors shall be construed, in relation to a recognised body, as including a reference to an agent or client of that recognised body;

(j)any reference to a solicitor’s agent or client shall be construed, in relation to a solicitor who is a director or employee of a recognised body, as including a reference to an agent or client of that recognised body;

(k)any reference to a person’s solicitor shall be construed as including a reference to a recognised body which is acting for that person;

(l)any reference to a solicitor’s practice or to the business of a solicitor shall be construed as including a reference to the practice or business of a recognised body;

(m)any reference to a solicitor carrying on the business of a solicitor shall be construed, in relation to a solicitor who is a director or member of or a beneficial owner of any share in a recognised body, as including a reference to his participation in the business of that recognised body;

(n)any reference to the address, place of business, business address, office or offices of a solicitor, solicitors or a firm of solicitors shall be construed, in relation to a recognised body, as a reference to the address specified by the recognised body as its address in the matter in question, or, in the absence of a specified address, to its registered office and any reference to notices or other documents being sent or delivered to or served on a solicitor, solicitors or firm of solicitors shall be construed accordingly;

(o)“he”, “him” or “his” shall be construed in relation to a recognised body as meaning “it” or “its”.

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