Legal Services Regulation Act 2015
Solicitor shall not have connection, accept instructions, from certain persons
185. The Act of 1960 is amended by the insertion of the following after section 3:
“3A. A solicitor shall not, in the course of his or her practice as a solicitor, other than where permitted to do so under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015—
(a) have any direct or indirect connection, association or arrangement with any person (other than a client) whom the solicitor knows, or upon reasonable enquiry should have known, is a person who is acting or has acted in contravention of section 55 or 56 or section 58 of the Principal Act, or section 5 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 2002, or
(b) accept instructions to provide legal services to a person from another person whom the solicitor knows, or upon reasonable enquiry should have known, is a person who is acting or has acted in contravention of the enactments referred to in paragraph (a).”.