Legal Services Regulation Act 2015

PART 12

Patents of Precedence

170.

Definitions ( Part 12)

170.    In this Part—

“Committee” means the Advisory Committee on the grant of Patents of Precedence established under section 172 ;

“Patent”, subject to section 171(2) , means—

(a) in relation to a barrister, a Patent of Precedence, the grant of which to the barrister entitles him or her to be called to the Inner Bar and to use the title of “Senior Counsel”, and

(b) in relation to a solicitor, a Patent of Precedence, the grant of which to a solicitor entitles him or her to use the title of “Senior Counsel”;

“tax clearance certificate” means a certificate issued under section 1095 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997.