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Purpose of the overseas accounts provisionsBack to version 21
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Rule 47: Purpose of the overseas accounts provisions
The purpose of applying different accounts provisions to practice from an office outside England and Wales is to ensure similar protection for client money (overseas) but by way of rules which are more adaptable to conditions in other jurisdictions.