SRA Handbook

Occupations considered incompatible with legal practice

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

Rule 3: Occupations considered incompatible with legal practice

3.1

If you act in legal proceedings or proceedings before public authorities in a CCBE state other than the UK, you must, in that state, comply with any rules regarding occupations incompatible with the practice of law, as if you were a lawyer of that state, whether or not you are based at an office in that state.

3.2

If you are a solicitor based at an office in a CCBE state other than the UK, you must respect any rules regarding participation in commercial or other activities not connected with the practice of law, as they are applied to lawyers of that state.

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