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Qualification gained in another jurisdiction

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Version 9 of the Handbook was published on 01/04/2014. For more information, please click 'History' Above

Regulation 5: Qualification gained in a European jurisdiction


You may apply for a qualification to exercise rights of audience in the higher courts if you are an REL or a lawyer to whom Directive 2005/36 applies.


Each application will be considered by us on its merits and we may require you to undertake such steps as we may specify in order to gain the qualification.