Higher rights of audience

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Glossary terms

solicitor

means a person who has been admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and whose name is on the roll, save that in the SRA Indemnity Insurance Rules and the MTC this includes a person who practises as a solicitor whether or not the person has in force a practising certificate, and also includes practice under home title of a former REL who has become a solicitor

 

REL

means a European lawyer registered in the register of European lawyers

higher courts

means the Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in England and Wales

SRA

means the Solicitors Regulation Authority

higher courts advocacy qualification

means either:

  1. Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) Qualification which entitles the solicitor or REL to exercise rights of audience in all civil proceedings in the higher courts, including judicial review proceedings in any court arising from any criminal cause; or
  2. Higher Courts (Criminal Advocacy) Qualification which entitles the solicitor or REL to exercise rights of audience in all criminal proceedings in the higher courts and judicial review proceedings in any court arising from any criminal cause
lawyer

means a member of one of the following professions, entitled to practise as such:

  1. the profession of solicitor, barrister or advocate of the UK;
  2. an authorised person other than one authorised by the SRA;
  3. an Establishment Directive profession other than a UK profession; and
  4. any other regulated legal profession specified by the SRA for the purpose of this definition
approved regulator

means any body listed as an approved regulator in paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to the LSA or designated as an approved regulator by an order under paragraph 17 of that Schedule