SRA Handbook

Disputes between lawyers in different member state

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

Rule 8: Disputes between lawyers in different member states

8.1

If you consider that a lawyer in a CCBE state other than the UK has acted in breach of a rule of professional conduct you must draw the breach to the other lawyer's attention.

8.2

Before commencing any form of proceedings against the other lawyer, you must inform the Law Society and the other lawyer's bar or law society in order to allow them an opportunity to assist in resolving the matter.

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