3. Business Occupations and Professions

Updated to 16 January 2020 (Act no. 53 of 2019 and S.I. No. 14 of 2020)

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3.1. Architects

Environ 21/2007
2 Also listed under other Titles.

3.2. Commercial Factors and Dealers

Enterprise
  • none
52 & 53 Vict., c. 45
Enterprise
  • none
3 Edw. 7, c. 44

3.3. Electrical Contractors and Gas Installers

Comms 40/2006

3.4. Hallmarking

Enterprise 18/1981
Enterprise
  • none
47 Geo. 3 sess. 2, c. 15
Enterprise 4 Edw. 7, c. 6
Enterprise 2/2019

3.5. Health and Social Care Professionals

3.5.1. General

Health 27/2005
Health 46/2012
Health 33/2014
Health 32/2017
Health
  • none
16/2019
3 Officially numbered 461 of 2015, but this number is used for another SI.
4 Repealed Opticians Act 1956 (17/1956), repeal commenced by S.I. No. 443 of 2015.

3.5.2. Dentists

Health 9/1985

3.5.3. Medical Practitioners

Health 25/2007
Health 12/2011
Health 10/2017

3.5.4. Nurses and Midwives

Health 18/1985
Health 41/2011
5 Repealed subject to transitional provisions, partially commenced: see Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 385 of 2012).
6 Repealed Nurses and Midwives Act 1985 (18/1985), subject to commencement provision.

3.5.5. Opticians

Health 22/2003
7 Spent on coming into effect of repeal of Opticians Act 1956 by Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (33/2014), s. 2, repeal commenced by S.I. No. 443 of 2015. This Act should be repealed, and related SIs revoked.

3.5.6. Pharmacists

Health 20/2007

3.6. Lawyers

3.6.1. General: Solicitors and Barristers

Justice 8 65/2015
Justice
  • none
12/2008
Justice
  • none
8/2009
8 Functions under s. 142 transferred from Environment, Community and Local Government to Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (22.07.2016) by S.I. No. 393 of 2016.
9 Repealed Legal Services Ombudsman Act 2009 (8/2009), subject to commencement order.
10 Repealed by Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (65/2015), subject to commencement order.

3.6.2. Solicitors 11

11 Solicitors' Remuneration General Orders made under the Solicitors Remuneration Act 1991 (44 & 45 Vict. c. 44), s. 2 continued to be made up to 1986. They include S.I. Nos. 165 of 1960, 128 of 1964, 286 of 1970, 227 of 1972, 329 of 1978, 361 of 1982, 155 of 1984 and 379 of 1986, as well as two Disallowance Orders, S.I. Nos. 232 of 1957 and 61 of 1972. They were recommended to be revoked and the system discontinued by the 1990 Fair Trade Commission Report of Study into Restrictive Practices in the Legal Professions, para. 18.24. The Competition Act 1991, s. 4 generally prohibited concerted practices restricting competition, and no further Solicitors' Remuneration Orders were made. Those listed above should be revoked.
Justice 36/1954
Justice 37/1960
Justice 27/1994
Justice 19/2002
12 This SI relates only to the year 2006, is obsolete and should be revoked.
13 This SI relates only to the year 2014, is obsolete and should be revoked.
14 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 577 of 2015 and should be revoked.

3.7. Pawnbrokers

Enterprise 31/1964

3.8. Potato Growers and Potato Packers

Agric 25/1984

3.9. Private Security Services

Justice 12/2004
15 The only effect of this SI was to amend S.I. No. 470 of 2006. It ceased to have effect on revocation of that SI by S.I. No. 362 of 2015 and should be revoked.
16 The only effect of this SI was to amend S.I. No. 835 of 2005. It ceased to have effect on revocation of that SI by S.I. No. 293 of 2013 and should be revoked.

3.10. Property Services, Including Auctioneers, Estate Agents and Property Managing Agents

Justice 40/2011
17 This Act repealed the following Acts: Sale of Land by Auction Act 1867 (30 & 31 Vict, c. 48); Auctioneers and House Agents Act 1947 (10/1947); Auctioneers and House Agents Act 1967 (9/1967); and Auctioneers and House Agents Act 1973 (23/1973): see Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 198 of 2012).

3.11. Public Notaries

Justice
  • none
1 & 2 Geo. 4, c. 36

3.12. Quality Surveyors and Building Surveyors

Environ
  • none
21/2007
18 Also listed under other Titles.

3.13. Tour Operators and Travel Agents

Transport 3/1982

3.14. Veterinary Medicine

Agric 22/2005
Agric
  • none
25/2012
19 Carried forward on repeal of the enabling Act by Veterinary Practice Act 2005, s. 4(2)(b) as though made under the 2005 Act, s. 65.
20 Articles 2 and 3 carried forward on repeal of the enabling Act by Veterinary Practice Act 2005, s. 4(2)(c): The Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom with respect to Veterinary Surgeons referred to in Article 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Order 1988 (S.I. No. 66 of 1988) and, in so far as they relate to that Agreement Articles 2 and 3 of that Order, shall continue in force.
21 Carried forward on repeal of the enabling Act by Veterinary Practice Act 2005, s. 4(2)(b) as though made under the 2005 Act, s. 33.