SRA Handbook

Co-operation between lawyers of different CCBE states

Version 19 of the Handbook was published on 1 October 2017. For more information, please click "History" above.

Rule 5: Co-operation between lawyers of different CCBE states

5.1

If you are approached by a lawyer of a CCBE state other than the UK to undertake work which you are not competent to undertake, you must assist that lawyer to obtain the information necessary to find and instruct a lawyer capable of providing the service asked for.

5.2

When co-operating with a lawyer of a CCBE state other than the UK you must take into account the differences which may exist between your respective legal systems and the professional organisations, competencies and obligations of lawyers in your respective states.

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