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SRA Handbook

Application and Interpretation

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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.