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33. (1) A competent authority may not require professional liability insurance or a guarantee from the provider of a service if, or to the extent that, the provider is already covered, in another EEA state in which the provider is established, by professional liability insurance or a guarantee meeting the condition in paragraph (2).
(2) That condition is that the professional liability insurance or guarantee is equivalent or essentially comparable as regards—
(a)its purpose, and
(b)the cover it provides in terms of—
(i)the risk covered,
(ii)the amount covered, and
(iii)exclusions from the cover.
(3) Where a competent authority requires the provider of a service to have professional liability insurance or a guarantee, the authority must accept as sufficient evidence attestations of such cover issued by credit institutions and insurers established in another EEA state.
(4) Paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply to the regulation of lawyers exercising their right under Article 2 of Directive 98/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a member State other than that in which the qualification was obtained(1).
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