Reserved legal activities

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Glossary terms


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



means a European lawyer registered in the register of European lawyers

reserved legal activities

has the meaning given in section 12 of the LSA


means any court, tribunal or inquiry of England and Wales, or a British court martial, or any court of another jurisdiction


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


means a foreign lawyer registered in the register of foreign lawyers

lawyer of England and Wales


  1. a solicitor; or
  2. an individual who is authorised to carry on legal activities in England and Wales by an approved regulator other than the SRA, but excludes an individual registered with the Bar Standards Board under the European Communities (Lawyer’s Practice) Regulations 2000
immigration work

means the provision of immigration advice and immigration services, as defined in section 82 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999