SRA Handbook

General Interpretation

Version 21 of the Handbook was published on 6 December 2018. For more information, please click "History" above.

Rule 3: General Interpretation

3.1

Unless the context otherwise requires:

(a)

the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

(b)

words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and vice versa and references to the masculine or feminine include the neuter;

(c)

the word "body" includes a sole practitioner, and a special body within the meaning of section 106 of the LSA;

(d)

any explanatory notes, guidance notes and/or commentary are for the purposes of guidance only;

(e)

any headings are for ease of reference only;

(f)

any appendices to the provisions within the SRA Handbook will form part of the SRA Handbook;

(g)

"in writing" includes any form of written electronic communication normally used for business purposes, such as emails;

(h)

references to certificates, letters or other forms of written communication include references to those in both electronic and hard copy format; and

(i)

a reference to any statute, statutory provision, code or regulation includes any subordinate legislation (as defined by section 21(1) of the Interpretation Act 1978) made under it.

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