Admission of qualified lawyers

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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

 

SRA

means the Solicitors Regulation Authority

barrister

means a person called to the Bar by one of the Inns of Court and who has completed pupillage and is authorised by the General Council of the Bar to practise as a barrister

recognised jurisdiction

means a jurisdiction we have recognised against prescribed criteria

character and suitability

includes fitness and propriety under rule 13.1 of the SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules

UK

means United Kingdom, made up of: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

Legal Practice Course

means a course provided by an authorised education provider which meets the prescribed requirements