L.24/2003

Advocates and Solicitors (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Law 2003

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

Adopted by the States                                              21st January 2003

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council          12th June 2003

Registered by the Royal Court                                      11th July 2003

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

1

In this Law “the principal Law” means the Advocates and Solicitors (Jersey) Law 1997,[1] as amended.[2]

2

After Article 3(3) of the principal Law[3] there shall be added the following paragraphs –

“(4)    For the purpose of paragraph (2)(b) employment in an advocate’s or solicitor’s office outside the Island or in more than one such office during the period of two years mentioned in that paragraph shall be taken to be employment in a relevant office during that period if –

(a)     the total period of employment in the office or offices outside the Island did not exceed 6 months; and

(b)     the advocate or solicitor in whose office the person was employed or, if the person was employed in more than one such office, each of them, certifies that during the period of the person’s employment in that office the person was engaged predominantly in matters of Jersey law.

(5)     A break in the period of employment of two years mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) or a break of employment immediately following that period of employment shall be disregarded if –

(a)     the break did not exceed 6 months; and

(b)     the Attorney General is satisfied that there was an adequate reason for the break,

but any such break or breaks shall not count as part of the period of employment.”.

3

After Article 4(3) of the principal Law[4] there shall be added the following paragraph –

“(4)    For the purpose of paragraphs (2)(c) and (3)(b) employment in an advocate’s or solicitor’s office outside the Island or in more than one such office during the period of three years mentioned in paragraph (2)(c) or the period of five years or two years mentioned in paragraph (3)(b) shall be taken to be employment in a relevant office during that period if –

(a)     the total period of employment in the office or offices outside the Island did not exceed 6 months; and

(b)     the advocate or solicitor in whose office the person was employed or, if the person was employed in more than one such office, each of them, certifies that during the period of the person’s employment in that office the person was engaged predominantly in matters of Jersey law.

(5)     A break in the period of employment of three years mentioned in paragraph (2)(c) or a break in the period of employment of two years mentioned in paragraph (3)(b), or a break of employment immediately following either period of employment shall be disregarded if –

(a)     the break did not exceed 6 months; and

(b)     the Attorney General is satisfied that there was an adequate reason for the break,

but any such break or breaks shall not count as part of either period of employment.”.

4

This Law may be cited as the Advocates and Solicitors (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Law 2003 and shall come into force on the seventh day following its registration.

M.N. DE LA HAYE

Greffier of the States.


 



[1] Volume 1996-1997, page 569.

[2] Volume 1998, page 8.

[3] Volume 1996-1997, page 573 and Volume 1998, page 8.

[4] Volume 1996-1997, page 574.


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