Legal Services Regulation Act 2015
Criteria for grant of Patent
173. (1) The Committee shall establish the criteria, based on the objectives specified in subsection (2), to be met by a legal practitioner in order for a recommendation to be made by it to the Government that a Patent be granted to him or her.
(2) The objectives referred to in subsection (1) are those of ensuring, in relation to a legal practitioner seeking to have a Patent granted to him or her, that he or she:
(a) has, in his or her practice as a legal practitioner, displayed—
(i) a degree of competence and a degree of probity appropriate to and consistent with the grant to him or her of a Patent,
(ii) professional independence, and
(iii) one or more of the following:
(I) a proven capacity for excellence in the practice of advocacy;
(II) a proven capacity for excellence in the practice of specialist litigation; or
(III) specialist knowledge of an area of law;
(b) is suitable on grounds of character and temperament;
(c) is in possession of a tax clearance certificate that is in force;
(d) is otherwise suitable to be granted a Patent.