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The European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) Regulations 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and transitional provisions

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Purpose of Regulations

    4. 4.Competent authorities

    5. 5.Exchange of information

  3. PART II PRACTICE OF PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES BY A REGISTERED EUROPEAN LAWYER

    1. 6.Practice of professional activities

    2. 7.Title and description to be used by a registered European lawyer

    3. 8.Joint practice

    4. 9.Name of joint practice

    5. 10.Notification of joint practice

    6. 11.Representation in legal proceedings

    7. 12.Property transactions

    8. 13.Probate

    9. 14.Legal aid

  4. PART III REGISTRATION

    1. 15.Establishment and maintenance of registers of European lawyers

    2. 16.Application to be entered on a register

    3. 17.Registration by professional body

    4. 18.Restrictions on registration

    5. 19.Time limit for decision and notification by professional body

    6. 20.Appeal by European lawyer

    7. 21.Offence of pretending to be a registered European lawyer

    8. 22.Costs and fees of an unregistered European lawyer

    9. 23.Evidence of registration

    10. 24.Publication of names of registered European lawyers

  5. PART IV REGULATION AND DISCIPLINE

    1. 25.Rules of professional conduct applicable

    2. 26.Disciplinary proceedings applicable

    3. 27.Disciplinary proceedings against a registered European lawyer

    4. 28.Disciplinary proceedings against a solicitor or barrister

  6. PART V ENTRY INTO THE PROFESSION OF SOLICITOR OR BARRISTER

    1. 29.Application by registered European lawyer

    2. 30.Decision by professional body

    3. 31.Evidence in support of application for exemption under regulation 29(2)

    4. 32.Evidence in support of application for exemption under regulation 29(3)

    5. 33.Meaning of “effectively and regularly pursued”

    6. 34.Time limit for decision and notification by professional body

    7. 35.Appeal by registered European lawyer

    8. 36.Practice under the title of solicitor or barrister

  7. PART VI SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. 37.Modification of enactments

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. Schedule 1

      Appeals concerning registration as a European lawyer, exemption from regulation 6(1)(b)(ii) of the Qualification Regulations and entry into the profession of Solicitor or Barrister

    2. Schedule 2

      Competent authorities

    3. Schedule 3

      Modification of enactments

    4. Schedule 4

      Extension of enactments in relation to the registration of European lawyers with the Law Society

    5. Schedule 5

      Extension of enactments in relation to the registration of European lawyers with the Law Society of Northern Ireland

  10. Explanatory Note

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