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Law Society Regulations

Legislation and Practice Regulations set out the standards which solicitors in Northern Ireland must adhere to in relation to their practices and their duties to their clients.


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Anti-Money Laundering

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Children Order Panel

Client Communications


Provision of Services Regulations 2009

Compensation Funds Regulations

Education, Admission and Training

EU/Cross Border

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Financial Services

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Practising Certificate

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The core regulations made pursuant to the power granted to the Law Society are:

The Solicitors' Practice Regulations 1987 provides the standards to which solicitors must work as solicitors admitted in Northern Ireland.

In 2011 the regulations were updated.

In June 2013 an updated and consolidated version of the 1987 Practice Regulations to take account of the 2011 and 2013 Practice Amendment Regulations.

In addition there are a number of core regulations which govern the practice of solicitors in Northern Ireland and their relationship and duties to their clients. These include:

Acquisition of practices; papers and interests therein

Advertising and Marketing

Claims handling and contingency fees

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Conflict of interest in conveyancing

Core values

Home Charter

Incorporated Practices/LLPs

Professional Conduct

Property selling

Replies to Society correspondence

Supervision to practice

Professional Indemnity Insurance and Compensation Fund

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