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The European Union (Amendments in respect of the Accession of Croatia) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Amendments in respect of the Accession of Croatia) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 and come into force on 1st July 2013.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland and insofar as they extend beyond Scotland they do so only as a matter of Scots law.

Amendment of the European Communities (Services of Lawyers) Order 1978

2.  In article 2 (interpretation) of the European Communities (Services of Lawyers) Order 1978(1), in the table, after the entry relating to Bulgaria insert—

CroatiaOdvjetnik/Odvjetnica.

Amendment of the European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

3.  In regulation 2(4) (interpretation) of the European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) (Scotland) Regulations 2000(2), in the table, after the entry relating to Romania insert—

CroatiaOdvjetnik/Odvjetnica.

Further amendments

4.  The Schedule (which makes further amendments which are consequential to the accession of Croatia to the European Union) has effect.

Transitional Provision

5.—(1) In this regulation—

(a)“the 2000 Regulations” means the European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) (Scotland) Regulations 2000; and

(b)“relevant lawyer” means a European lawyer (as defined in regulation 2(1) of the 2000 Regulations as amended by these Regulations) who satisfies either or both of the conditions set out in paragraph (2).

(2) Those conditions are—

(a)that the person is a national of Croatia;

(b)that the person is authorised in Croatia to pursue professional activities under any of the professional titles appearing in regulation 2(4) of the 2000 Regulations as it is amended by these Regulations, opposite the name of that State.

(3) Regulation 1(2) to (5) of the 2000 Regulations applies to a relevant lawyer with the following modifications—

(a)for “22nd May 2000”, where it occurs in paragraph (2), substitute “1st July 2013”;

(b)for “21st November 2000”, wherever it occurs, substitute “31st December 2013”; and

(c)for “22nd November 2000”, wherever it occurs, substitute “1st January 2014”.

(4) Regulations 21(1)(b) and (2) (offence of pretending to be a registered European lawyer) and 22 (fees, awards, outlays and expenses of an unregistered European lawyer) of the 2000 Regulations apply to a relevant lawyer only from 1st January 2014.

FIONA HYSLOP

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

28th May 2013

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