Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1994

Qualifications for acting as solicitor (section 54 of Principal Act).

62.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 54:

Qualifications for acting as solicitor.

54.—(1) A solicitor who has the qualifications specified in subsection (2) of this section may act as a solicitor and is referred to in this Act as a solicitor qualified to practise.

(2) The qualifications referred to in subsection (1) of this section are—

(a) that the name of the solicitor is on the roll;

(b) that he does not stand suspended from practice;

(c) that either he is a solicitor in the fulltime service of the State or a practising certificate in respect of him is in force; and

(d) that the solicitor concerned has not given an undertaking to the High Court that he will not act as a solicitor or if he has given such an undertaking, that it has been discharged by the Court.

(3) A solicitor shall be regarded as a solicitor in the full-time service of the State if and while he is required to devote the whole of his time to the service of the State as solicitor and is remunerated in respect of such service wholly out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.”.