Advocates and Solicitors (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2011

A LAW to amend further the Advocates and Solicitors (Jersey) Law 1997.

Adopted by the States                                                   12th May 2010

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council       16th March 2011

Registered by the Royal Court                                        1st April 2011

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Interpretation

In this Law “principal Law” means the Advocates and Solicitors (Jersey) Law 1997[1].

2        Article 1 amended

Article 1(2) of the principal Law shall be repealed.

3        Article 3 amended

In Article 3 of the principal Law –

(a)     paragraph (1)(a) shall be repealed;

(b)     the following paragraphs shall be substituted for paragraph (4) –

“(4)    For the purpose of paragraph (2)(b), employment in an advocate’s or solicitor’s office outside Jersey may be taken to be employment in a relevant office if the advocate or solicitor certifies that during the period of the person’s employment in the office the person was engaged predominantly in matters of Jersey law.

(5)     If the total period of employment that is in an office or offices outside Jersey, and taken to be employment in a relevant office by virtue of paragraph (4), exceeds 6 months, it shall be reckoned for the purpose of paragraph (2)(b) as only 6 months.”.

4        Article 4 amended

In Article 4 of the principal Law –

(a)     paragraph (1)(a) shall be repealed;

(b)     the following paragraphs shall be substituted for paragraph (4) –

“(4)    For the purpose of paragraph (2)(c) or (3)(b), employment in an advocate’s or solicitor’s office outside Jersey may be taken to be employment in a relevant office if the advocate or solicitor certifies that during the period of the person’s employment in the office the person was engaged predominantly in matters of Jersey law.

(4A)   If the total period of employment that is in an office or offices outside Jersey, and taken to be employment in a relevant office by virtue of paragraph (4), exceeds 6 months, it shall be reckoned for the purpose of paragraph (2)(c) or (3)(b) as only 6 months.”.

5        Article 5 amended

In Article 5 of the principal Law for paragraph (1) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

“(1)    No person may apply to sit the qualifying examination unless –

(a)     the person has attained the age of 21 years; and

(b)     the person fulfils the specified educational requirement (if any).”.

6        Article 6 amended

The following paragraph shall be substituted for Article 6(2) of the principal Law –

“(2)    Subject to paragraph (3), the qualifying examination shall be held one or more times in each year, in one or more specified months.”.

7        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Advocates and Solicitors (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2011 and shall come into force on the 7th day following its registration.

a.h. harris

Deputy Greffier of the States

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 07.070


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