Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1994

Amendment of section 10 of Act of 1960.

19.—Section 10 of the Act of 1960 is hereby amended by the insertion of the following subsection:

“(4) Where, on the hearing of an application under this section, it is shown that the circumstances which gave rise to the striking off the roll of the applicant's name involved an act or acts of dishonesty on the part of the applicant arising from his former practice as a solicitor or that the applicant was convicted of a criminal offence, the High Court shall not restore the applicant's name to the roll, either conditionally or unconditionally, unless it is satisfied that, having regard to all the evidence, the applicant is a fit and proper person to practise as a solicitor and that the restoration of the applicant to the roll would not adversely affect public confidence in the solicitors' profession as a whole or in the administration of justice.”.