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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

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      APPEALS CONCERNING REGISTRATION AS A EUROPEANLAWYER, EXEMPTION FROM REGULATION 6(1)(b)(ii) OF THEQUALIFICATION REGULATIONS AND ENTRY INTO THE PROFESSIONOF SOLICITOR OR BARRISTER

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      MODIFICATION OF ENACTMENTS

      1. PART 1 ENACTMENTS RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF LEGAL ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE AND LEGAL AID

      2. PART 2 ENACTMENTS RESERVING CERTAIN ACTIVITIES TO SOLICITORS, BARRISTERS AND OTHER QUALIFIED PERSONS

      3. PART 3 ENACTMENTS RELATING TO UNQUALIFIED PERSONS ACTING AS SOLICITORS

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      EXTENSION OF ENACTMENTS IN RELATION TO THE REGISTRATION OF EUROPEAN LAWYERS WITH THE LAW SOCIETY

      1. 1.(1) The power to make regulations under section 2 of...

      2. 2.Any of the powers referred to in paragraph 1 may...

      3. 3.The power to make rules under paragraph 7(3) of Schedule...

      4. 4.The power referred to in paragraph 3 may be exercised...

      5. 5.(1) Paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 14 to the Courts and...

      6. 6.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), paragraphs 7(1) and 7(2) of...

      7. 7.(1) The provisions of sections 13B, 15(1), 15(1A), 15(1B), 15(1C),...

      8. 8.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) to (4), section 36 of...

      9. 9.Section 35 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Solicitors Act...

      10. 10.Sections 46(10)(c), 47, 48, 49, 50(2), 50(3), 51, 52, 53,...

      11. 11.For the purpose of enabling the Law Society to issue...

      12. 12.For the purposes of section 391 of the Insolvency Act...

      13. 13.Section 142 of the County Courts Act 1984 shall apply...

      14. 14.(1) Section 89 of the Courts and Legal Services Act...

      15. 15.(1) Section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985...

      16. 16.Registered European lawyers shall be authorised advocates and authorised litigators,...

      17. 17.In the Estate Agents Act 1979 the reference to a...

      18. 18.In the Partnerships (Unrestricted Size) No. 8 Regulations 1991 the...

      19. 19.In the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975...

      20. 20.The Solicitors (Non-Contentious Business) Remuneration Order 1994 shall apply to...

      21. 21.Registered European lawyers shall be treated as if they were...

      22. 22.(1) References in the Charter to solicitors shall be deemed...

      23. 23.In the Banking Act 1987 (Exempt Transactions) Regulations 1997 ,...

      24. 24.In Schedule 2 to the Administration of Justice Act 1985,...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      EXTENSION OF ENACTMENTS IN RELATION TO THE REGISTRATION OF EUROPEAN LAWYERS WITH THE LAW SOCIETY OF NORTHERN IRELAND

      1. 1.(1) The power to make rules and regulations under article...

      2. 2.The provisions of articles 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 and...

      3. 3.Articles 27, 28, 29, 32, 36 to 60, 62, 64A...

      4. 4.Article 51 of the County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980...

      5. 5.In the Estate Agents Act 1979 the reference to a...

      6. 6.In the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 the...

      7. 7.The Solicitors Remuneration Order (Northern Ireland) 1977 shall apply to...

      8. 8.Registered European lawyers shall be treated as if they were...

  9. Explanatory Note

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