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SRA Handbook

Definitions and interpretation

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Rule 3: Definitions and interpretation


The SRA Handbook Glossary 2012 (the Glossary) shall apply and unless the context otherwise requires:


all italicised terms shall be defined in accordance with the Glossary;


terms shall be interpreted in accordance with the Glossary;


a reference to a Rule is to a Rule forming part of these Rules, except in relation to Schedule 1 where a reference to a rule is to a rule in the Solicitors' Indemnity Rules 1999;


the Schedule to these Rules forms part of these Rules; and


these Rules will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law.