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SRA Handbook

Interpretation and transitional arrangements

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Part 4: Interpretation and transitional arrangements

Regulation 17: Interpretation


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.

Regulation 18: Transitional provision


From 31 March 2012 or the date on which an order made pursuant to section 69 of the LSA relating to the status of sole practitioners comes into force, whichever is the later, in regulation 3.1(g) the words "or suspension of the solicitor from practice as a sole practitioner, or suspension of the solicitor's authorisation as a recognised sole practitioner," shall be omitted.