Solicitors Act 1974
|Long title||An Act to consolidate the Solicitors Acts 1957 to 1974 and certain other enactments relating to solicitors.|
|Chapter||1974 c. 47|
|Introduced by||Lord Elwyn Jones|
|Territorial extent||United Kingdom|
|Royal Assent||31 July 1974|
Status: Current legislation
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
The Solicitors Act 1974 (c 47) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom governing the regulation and responsibilities of practicing solicitors, and the firms for whom they work, as well as stipulating under what circumstances one can practise as a solicitor. It also sets out the powers used by the solicitors governing body, the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Act reserves certain activities for solicitors. Broadly, these include:
- Preparing and lodging certain documents concerning the conveyance or charging of land; Since repealed.
- Certain probate functions
- Undertaking litigation in open court
- Text of the Solicitors Act 1974 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database
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