Information in respect of authorised bodies

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Glossary terms

authorised body

means:

  1. a body that has been authorised by the SRA to practise as a licensed body or a recognised body; or
  2. a sole practitioner's practice that has been authorised by the SRA as a recognised sole practice
UK

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

overseas practice

means:

  1. a branch office of an authorised body;
  2. a subsidiary company of an authorised body;
  3. a subsidiary undertaking, within the meaning of section 1162 of the Companies Act 2006, of an authorised body;
  4. an entity whose business, management or ownership are otherwise in fact or law controlled by an authorised body;
  5. an individual acting as a representative (whether as an employee or agent) of an authorised body; or
  6. a sole principal whose business, management or ownership are otherwise in fact or law controlled by an authorised body,

established outside England and Wales and providing legal services

SRA

means the Solicitors Regulation Authority

prescribed

means prescribed by the SRA from time to time

reserved legal activities

has the meaning given in section 12 of the LSA

recognised body

means a body recognised by the SRA under section 9 of the AJA

recognised sole practice

means the practice of a sole solicitor or REL which is recognised by the SRA under section 9 of the AJA

licensed body

means a body licensed by the SRA under section 71(2) of the LSA in accordance with the SRA Authorisation of Firms Rules

Tribunal

means the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal which is an independent statutory tribunal constituted under section 46 of the SA

intervention

means the exercise of the powers specified in section 35 of and Schedule 1 to the SA, or section 9 of and paragraphs 32 to 35 of Schedule 2 to the AJA, or section 89 of and paragraph 5 of Schedule 14 to the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990, or section 102 of and Schedule 14 to the LSA

HOLP

means a Head of Legal Practice within the meaning of paragraph 11(2) of Schedule 11 to the LSA

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

HOFA

means a Head of Finance and Administration within the meaning of paragraph 13(2) of Schedule 11 to the LSA

LLP

means a limited liability partnership incorporated under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000

company

means a company incorporated in a state to which the Establishment of Lawyers Directive 98/5/EC applies and registered under the Companies Acts or a societas Europaea

charity

has the meaning given in section 1 of the Charities Act 2011