Part 3Legal profession: other matters

62Notaries public to be practising solicitors

(1)The 1980 Act is amended as follows.

(2)In section 57(2), after “solicitor” insert “qualified to practise in accordance with section 4”.

(3)In section 58, after subsection (4) insert—

(5)Where a person who is a solicitor and a notary public no longer has in force a practising certificate, the Council shall forthwith remove the person’s name from the register of notaries public.

(6)If the person mentioned in subsection (5) becomes qualified to practise as a solicitor in accordance with section 4, the Council shall restore the person’s name to the register of notaries public..