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Rule 48: Application and Interpretation
Part 7 of these rules applies to your practice from an office outside England and Wales to the extent specified in each rule in this Part. If compliance with any applicable provision of Part 7 of these rules would result in your breaching local law, you may disregard that provision to the extent necessary to comply with that local law.
The SRA Handbook Glossary 2012 shall apply and, unless the context otherwise requires:
all italicised terms shall be defined; and
all terms shall be interpreted,
in accordance with the Glossary.
Part 7 of these rules applies to the practice of an REL from an office in England and Wales of an Exempt European Practice but for this purpose only all references in these rules to client monies (overseas) shall be substituted with client monies.
If you are an REL practising from an office in England and Wales of an Exempt European Practice and you hold or receive client money you must comply with rules 49.2 and 49.3, 50.3 to 50.6 and 51.