Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008

45.

Amendment of section 19 of Solicitors (Amendment) Act 2002.

45.— Section 19 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 2002 is amended—

( a) in subsection (3)( d), by the substitution of the following for subparagraph (iv):

“(iv) their opinion as to the fitness of the apprentice, having regard to their finding or findings, to be admitted as a solicitor either at any time or until the apprentice has satisfied the Society or the President of the High Court as to such fitness,

and the Society shall bring the report before the Court.”,

( b) in subsection (5), by the substitution of “The High Court, after consideration of the report of the Disciplinary Tribunal and the submissions (if any) made to it by the Society under subsection (5A) of this section” for “The High Court, on consideration of the report of the Disciplinary Tribunal”, and

( c) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (5):

“(5A) The Society may make submissions to the High Court in relation to the opinion of the Disciplinary Tribunal as to the fitness of the apprentice, having regard to the finding or findings of the Disciplinary Tribunal, to be admitted as a solicitor either at any time or until the apprentice has satisfied the Society or the President of the High Court as to such fitness.”.