Regulatory bodies which allow practice with solicitors in England and Wales

Last updated 19 July 2012

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has received satisfactory evidence that the following regulatory bodies allow the lawyers they regulate to practise together with English solicitors in England and Wales.

Jurisdiction Profession Regulatory body
1. United Kingdom
Scotland solicitor Law Society of Scotland
2. European Union
Austria –    
(Vienna) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer in Wien
Belgium –    
(Antwerp) advocaat Orde van Advocaten Antwerpen
(Brussels) advocaat Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel
avocat Ordre Francais des Avocats au Barreau de Bruxelles
Czech Republic advokát Česká Advokátní Komora
Denmark advokat Danske Advokatsamfund
France –    
(Hauts de Seine) avocat Ordre des Avocats des Hauts de Seine
(Le Havre) avocat Ordre des Avocats au Barreau du Havre
(Lyons) avocat Ordre des Avocats au Barreau de Lyon
(Paris) avocat Ordre des Avocats à la Cour de Paris
(Rouen) avocat Ordre des Avocats à la Cour d'Appel de Rouen
Germany –    
(Berlin) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin
Steuerberater Steuerberaterkammer Berlin
(Bremen) Rechtsanwalt Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Bremen
(Cologne) Rechtsanwalt Vorstand der Rechtsanwaltskammer Köln
Steuerberater Steuerberaterkammer Köln
(Düsseldorf) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf
(Frankfurt) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
(Hamburg) Rechtsanwalt Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg
Steuerberater Steuerberaterkammer Hamburg
(Hesse) Steuerberater Steuerberaterkammer Hessen
(Karlsruhe) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer Karlsruhe
(Munich) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer München
(Saxony) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer Sachsen
(Schleswig-Holstein) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer Schleswig-Holstein
(Stuttgart) Rechtsanwalt Rechtsanwaltskammer Stuttgart
Greece –    
(Athens) dikegóros Law Society of Athens/Dikegorikos Syllogos Athenon
Hungary –    
(Budapest) ügyvéd Budapesti Ügvédi Kamara
Italy –    
(Aosta) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Aosta
[Confirmation has been received from the Aosta Bar, in respect of a named lawyer and a named firm, that there is no impediment to that lawyer becoming a partner in that firm. Further applicants from the Aosta Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Bologna) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati e Procuratori Legali Bologna
(Genoa) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Genova
(Isernia) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Isernia
(Milan) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano
[Confirmation has been received from the Milan Bar, in respect of certain named lawyers and named firms, that there is no impediment to those lawyers becoming partners in those firms. Further applicants from the Milan Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Mondovì) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine Avvocati di Mondovì
[Confirmation has been received from the Mondovì Bar, in respect of a named lawyer and a named firm, that there is no impediment to that lawyer becoming a partner in that firm. Further applicants from the Mondovì Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Naples) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine Avvocati di Napoli
[Confirmation has been received from the Naples Bar that a named lawyer is permitted to practise in England and Wales in partnership with solicitors of England and Wales. Further applicants from the Naples Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Padua) avvocato Ordine degli Avvocati di Padova
[Confirmation has been received from the Padua Bar that a named lawyer is permitted to practise in England and Wales in partnership with solicitors of England and Wales. Further applicants from the Padua Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Pavia) avvocato Ordine degli Avvocati di Pavia
[Confirmation has been received from the Pavia Bar that a named lawyer is permitted to practise in England and Wales in partnership with solicitors of England and Wales; and in respect of another named lawyer and a named firm that there is no impediment to that lawyer becoming a partner in that firm. Further applicants from the Pavia Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Rome) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma
(Trapani) avvocato Consiglio dell‘Ordine degli Avvocati di Trapani
(Turin) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine Avvocati Torino
[Confirmation has been received from the Turin Bar, in respect of certain named lawyers and named firms, that there is no impediment to those lawyers becoming partners in those firms. Further applicants from the Turin Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Venice) avvocato Consiglio dell'Ordine Avvocati di Venezia
[Confirmation has been received from the Venice Bar that certain named lawyers are permitted to practise in England and Wales in partnership with solicitors of England and Wales. Further applicants from the Venice Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Voghera) avvocato Ordine degli Avvocati di Voghera
[Confirmation has been received from the Voghera Bar, in respect of a named lawyer and a named firm, that there is no impediment to that lawyer becoming a partner in that firm. Further applicants from the Voghera Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
Luxembourg –    
(City of Luxembourg) avocat Ordre des Avocats
[Confirmation has been received from the Luxembourg Bar that it permits partnerships with EU lawyers. Confirmation has also been received, in respect of named MNPs which include non-EU lawyers, that there is no impediment to Luxembourg lawyers becoming partners in those MNPs. Applicants wishing to become partners in other such MNPs will need to provide either a more general confirmation, or confirmations specific to the firms concerned.]
Netherlands advocaat Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten
[Certificates of good standing are given by the appropriate local bar.]
  notaris Koninklijke Notarielle Beroepsorganisatie
[Certificates of good standing are given by the appropriate regional chamber.]
Poland – adwokat Naczelna Rada Adwokacka
[Certificates of good standing are given by the appropriate regional bar.]
(Kraków) radca prawny Rada Okręgowej Izby Radców Pravnych w Krakowie
(Olsztyn) radca prawny Okręgowa Izba Radców Pravnych Olsztyn
(Warsaw) radca prawny Rada Okręgowej Izby Radców Pravnych w Warszawie
Portugal advogado Ordem dos Advogados
Romania    
(Bucharest) avocat Baroul Bucureşti
Slovakia advokát/advokátka Slovenská Advokátska Komora
Spain –    
(Barcelona) advocat Ilustre Colegi d'Advocats de Barcelona
(Madrid) abogado Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid
Sweden advokat Sveriges Advokatsamfund
[Confirmation has been received from the Swedish Bar, in respect of certain named firms, that there is no impediment to Swedish lawyers becoming partners in those firms. Applicants intending to become partners in other firms will need to provide either a more general confirmation, or confirmation specific to the firm concerned.]
3. United States of America
(Alabama) attorney-at-law Alabama State Bar
(Arizona) attorney-at-law State Bar of Arizona
(California) attorney-at-law State Bar of California
(Colorado) attorney-at-law Supreme Court - State of Colorado
(Connecticut) attorney-at-law State of Connecticut Supreme Court
(District of Columbia - Washington DC) attorney-at-law District of Columbia Bar
(Florida) attorney-at-law Florida Bar
(Georgia) attorney-at-law State Bar of Georgia
(Hawaii) attorney-at-law Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Supreme Court, State of Hawaii
(Illinois) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Illinois
(Indiana) attorney-at-law Supreme Court, State of Indiana
(Iowa) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Iowa/Iowa Supreme Court
(Kansas) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Kansas
(Kentucky) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Kentucky
(Louisiana) attorney-at-law Louisiana State Bar Association
(Maine) attorney-at-law Board of Overseers of the Bar, Maine
(Maryland) attorney-at-law Court of Appeal of Maryland
(Massachusetts) attorney-at-law Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
(Michigan) attorney-at-law State Bar of Michigan
(Minnesota) attorney-at-law Minnesota Supreme Court
(Missouri) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Missouri
(Nebraska) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Nebraska
(Nevada) attorney-at-law State Bar of Nevada
(New Hampshire) attorney-at-law New Hampshire Supreme Court
[Certificates of good standing are given by the New Hampshire Bar Association.]
(New Jersey) attorney-at-law State of New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners
[Certificates of good standing are given by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.]
(New York) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of New York
(North Carolina) attorney-at-law North Carolina State Bar
(Ohio) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Ohio
(Oklahoma) attorney-at-law Oklahoma Bar Association
(Pennsylvania) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
(Tennessee) attorney-at-law Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
(Texas) attorney-at-law State Bar of Texas
(Utah) attorney-at-law Utah State Bar
(Virginia) attorney-at-law Virginia State Bar
(Washington State) attorney-at-law Washington State Bar Association
(Wisconsin) attorney-at-law Supreme Court of Wisconsin
4. Commonwealth
Australia –    
(Australian Capital Territory) barrister and/or solicitor Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory
(New South Wales) solicitor Law Society of New South Wales
(Queensland) solicitor Queensland Law Society Inc.
(South Australia) barrister, attorney, solicitor and proctor The Law Society of South Australia
(Victoria) barrister and solicitor Law Institute of Victoria
(Western Australia) barrister and solicitor Legal Practice Board of Western Australia
Bangladesh advocate Bangladesh Bar Council
Canada –    
(Alberta) barrister and solicitor Law Society of Alberta
(British Columbia) barrister and solicitor Law Society of British Columbia
(Manitoba) barrister and solicitor Law Society of Manitoba
(New Brunswick) barrister and solicitor Law Society of New Brunswick/ Barreau du Nouveau-Brunswick
(Ontario) barrister and solicitor Law Society of Upper Canada/ Barreau du Haut-Canada
(Quebec) avocat Barreau du Québec
Ghana lawyer Ghana Bar Association
India –    
(Andhra Pradesh) advocate Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh
(Delhi) advocate Bar Council of Delhi
[Confirmation has been received from the Delhi Bar that a named advocate is permitted to practise in England and Wales in partnership with solicitors of England and Wales. Further applicants from the Delhi Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmations specific to themselves.]
(Kerala) advocate Bar Council of Kerala
(Madhya Pradesh) advocate State Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh
(Maharashtra and Goa) advocate Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
(Punjab and Haryana) advocate Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana
(Tamilnadu) advocate Bar Council of Tamilnadu
Isle of Man advocate Isle of Man Law Society
Jamaica attorney-at-law General Legal Council (Jamaica)
Kenya advocate Law Society of Kenya
Lesotho attorney Law Society of Lesotho
Malaysia advocate and solicitor Bar Council Malaysia/Majlis Peguam Malaysia
New Zealand barrister and solicitor New Zealand Law Society
[Certificates of good standing are given either by the New Zealand Law Society or by the appropriate local law society.]
Nigeria legal practitioner/barrister and solicitor Supreme Court (Nigeria)
Pakistan –    
(North-West Frontier Province) advocate N.-W.F.P. Bar Council
(Punjab) advocate Punjab Bar Council
(Sindh) advocate Sindh Bar Council
(Azad Kashmir) advocate Azad Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council
South Africa –    
(Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape) attorney Cape Law Society/Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope/ Wetsgenootskap van die Kaap die Goeie Hoop
(Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Province) attorney Law Society of the Northern Provinces/Prokureursorde van die Noordelike Provinsies/Law Society of Transvaal/Prokureursorde van Transvaal
(Kwazulu-Natal) attorney Kwazulu-Natal Law Society/Natal Law Society/Natalse Wetsgenootskap
South Africa advocate General Council of the Bar of South Africa
[Confirmation has been received from the South African Bar that if a South African advocate practises in England and Wales in partnership with solicitors of England and Wales, the advocate ceases to be entitled to practise in South Africa, but remains entitled to practise as a South African advocate outside South Africa.]
Sri Lanka attorney-at-law Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Zambia advocate/legal practitioner Law Association of Zambia
5. Other
Algeria    
(Alger) avocat Ordre des Avocats d’Alger
[Confirmation has been received from the Algiers Bar that a named lawyer is permitted to practise in England and Wales with solicitors. Further applicants from the Algiers Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmation specific to themselves.]
(Blida) avocat Ordre des Avocats au Barreau de Blida
[Confirmation has been received from the Blida Bar that a named lawyer is permitted to practise in England and Wales with solicitors. Further applicants from the Blida Bar will need to provide either a more general confirmation or confirmation specific to themselves.]
Brazil advogado Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil
China (Hong Kong only) solicitor Law Society of Hong Kong
barrister Hong Kong Bar Association
Colombia abogado Consejo Superior de la Judicatura
Egypt avocat/mohamy Egyptian Bar Association
Iran lawyer/attorney-at-law Kanoon Vokalla Dadgostari/Iranian Bar Association/Teheran Bar Association
Israel advocate Israel Bar
Japan bengoshi Japan Federation of Bar Associations
[Confirmation has been received from the Japan Federation of Bar Associations that a bengoshi can practise in partnership with non-Japanese lawyers, provided the bengoshi is not based at an office in Japan. If based at an office in Japan, the bengoshi can nevertheless participate with non-Japanese lawyers in a separate partnership outside Japan, provided the bengoshi receives no payment in respect of that partnership. Certificates of good standing are given by the appropriate local bar association.]
Jordan advocate/mohamy Jordan Bar Association
Lebanon –    
(Beirut) avocat/mohamy Beirut Bar Association
Panama abogado Colegio Nacional de Abogados de Panamá
Russia –    
(City of Moscow) advokat Advocates’ Chamber of the City of Moscow/Advokatskaya Palata Goroda Moskvy
(Moscow Region) advokat Advocates’ Chamber of the Moscow Region/Advokatskaya Palata Moskovskoy Oblasti
(St Petersburg) advokat Advocates' Chamber of St. Petersburg/Advokatskaya Palata Sankt-Peterburga
Thailand lawyer Law Society of Thailand/Lawyers Council of Thailand
Turkey avukat Istanbul Barosu
Zimbabwe legal practitioner Law Society of Zimbabwe