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United Kingdom

Solicitor (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Solicitor
    Translation(s):
    undefined
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 77/249/EEC
    National legislation:

    The UK is divided into three separate legal jurisdictions: Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England & Wales:

    • England and Wales: Legal Services Act 2007
    • Scotland: Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990
    • Northern Ireland: Solicitors (NI) Order 1976

     

     

    Useful link:
    http://www.lawsoc-ni.org; www.sra.org.uk

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :

    Lawyers Services Directive 77/249 Establishment Directive 98/5

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    No
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
    No
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