Updated to 7 October 2019 (Act No. 33 of 2019 and S.I. No. 506 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-15 4 November 1994 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 16-18 12 May 1995 Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 124 of 1995), art. 2
Ss. 19-21 4 November 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 22, 23 12 May 1995 Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 124 of 1995), art. 2
S. 24 4 November 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 25 12 May 1995 Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 124 of 1995), art. 2
Ss. 26-57 4 November 1994 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 58(1), 58(2) 4 November 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 58(3) 12 May 1995 Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 124 of 1995), art. 2
Ss. 59-67 4 November 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 68 4 February 1995 S. 1(3)
Ss. 69-82 4 November 1994 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 2 amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 193
  37/1998, ss. 1(2), 45
S. 2(2) amended 23/2011, s. 58
S. 2(2) substituted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 38
S. 2(2) inserted 19/2002, ss. 12, 23(2)
S. 8 procedure in relation to complaints received under regulated S.I. No. 488 of 2019
S. 8 complaint to Ombudsman about handling of complaint under 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 21(2)
S. 8 Ombudsman investigation of certain complaints 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 22(2)(e), 22(2)(g), 22(2)(i)
S. 8 Ombudsman directions etc in relation to handling of complaints under 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 28(2)
S. 8 requirement to keep and produce records in relation to complaints under 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 33(1), 33(2)
S. 8(1) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 194
S. 8(1)(da) inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 39(a)
S. 8(8) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 194
S. 8(9) inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 39(b)
S. 9 procedure in relation to complaints received under regulated S.I. No. 488 of 2019
S. 9 complaint to Ombudsman about handling of complaint under 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 21(2)
S. 9 Ombudsman investigation of certain complaints 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 22(2)(e), 22(2)(g), 22(2)(i)
S. 9 Ombudsman directions etc in relation to handling of complaints under 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 28(2)
S. 9 requirement to keep and produce records in relation to complaints under 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 33(1), 33(2)
S. 9(1) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 195(a)
S. 9(2) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 195(b)
S. 9(3) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 195(c)
S. 9(7) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 195(d)
S. 10 amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 196
S. 10A inserted 19/2002, ss. 13, 23(2)
Ss. 10A, 11(1), 11(3), 11(4) provisions as to appeal or application under S. I. No. 701 of 2004, art. 16
S. 11(5) amended 19/2002, ss. 22(1)(j), 23(2)
S. 12 substituted 19/2002, ss. 14, 23(2)
S. 14(1) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 197(a)
Ss. 14(1), 14(2) substituted 19/2002, ss. 15, 23(2)
S. 14(1)(aa) inserted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 197(b)
Ss. 14(3), 15(10) provisions as to appeal or application under S.I. No. 701 of 2004, art. 16
S. 14A inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 40
S. 14A substituted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 198
S. 14B inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 41
S. 14C inserted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 199
  14/2008, ss. 1(2), 42
S. 14C appointment of monitor for purposes of 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 93
S. 15 repealed 8/2009, ss. 1(2), 37
S. 15(14) amended 19/2002, ss. 22(1)(j), 23(2)
S. 18A inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 43
S. 22 amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 200
Ss. 23(1), 23(2) substituted 19/2002, ss. 17(a), 17(b), 23(2)
S. 23(4) inserted 19/2002, ss. 17(c), 23(2)
S. 26 committee appointed for functions under S.I. No. 389 of 2017, regs. 1(b), 20(a)(i)
  S.I. No. 617 of 2007, art. 13(a)(i)
S. 26 non-application of 37/1998, ss. 1(2), 47(2)(a), 47(2)(c)
S. 26(1) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 201(a)(i)-201(a)(iii)
S. 26(1)(c) inserted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 201(a)(iv)
S. 26(1A) inserted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 201(b)
S. 26(5) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 201(c)
S. 26(6) deleted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 201(d)
S. 26A inserted 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 44
S. 30A inserted 37/1998, ss. 1(2), 46
Ss. 32(3), 32(4), 32(6), 32(8), 33(1), 33(2), 33(5), 33(6), 34(3), 35, 37(4) provisions as to appeal or application under S. I. No. 701 of 2004, art. 16
S. 32(4) amended 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170, schedule, pt. 5, item 14
S. 35 amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 202
S. 38(1) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 203(a)
S. 38(2) substituted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 203(b)
S. 56(3) form prescribed under S.I. No. 673 of 2003, regs. 1(b), 3, schedule
  S.I. No. 401 of 1996, regs. 1(b), 3, 4, schedule
S. 56(3) form prescribed S.I. No. 349 of 1995, regs. 1(b), 3(a)
S. 58(1) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 204(a)
Ss. 58(1), 59(4) provisions as to appeal or application under S. I. No. 701 of 2004, art. 16
S. 58(3) substituted 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 204(b)
S. 59 procedure prescribed S.I. No. 540 of 2012, regs. 1(c), 9(b)
  S.I. No. 539 of 2012, regs. 1(b), 9(b)
  S.I. No. 671 of 2011, regs. 1(c), 9
  S.I. No. 670 of 2011, regs. 1(b), 9
  S.I. No. 641 of 2010, regs. 1(b), 9
  S.I. No. 640 of 2010, regs. 1(c), 9
  S.I. No. 541 of 2009, regs. 1(c), 9(b)
  S.I. No. 510 of 2009, arts. 1(b), 9(b)
  S.I. No. 541 of 2008, arts. 1(c), 9(b)
  S.I. No. 540 of 2008, arts. 1(b), 9(b)
S. 59(2) amended 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 205
S. 68 repealed 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 5, schedule 2
S. 72(1) amended 31/1999, ss. 162, 163, schedule 4
S. 73 saver S.I. No. 421 of 2001, reg. 7(4)(a)
S. 73 saver for regs. made under S.I. No. 421 of 2001, reg. 7(4)(a)
S. 74 repealed 65/2015, ss. 1(2), 5, schedule 2
S. 75(2) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3, schedule 1
S. 78(1) amended 12/2003, ss. 1 (2), 35 (1), schedule 1, pt. 18
S. 78(3)(e) amended 12/2003, ss. 1 (2), 35 (1), schedule 1, pt. 18
S. 78(15)(a) amended 19/2002, ss. 22(2)(e), 23(2)
S. 78(15)(b) amended 19/2002, ss. 22(1)(j), 23(2)
S. 78(17) substituted 12/2003, ss. 1(2), 35 (1), schedule 1, pt. 18
S. 78(17) amended 23/2010, ss. 2, 15(14), schedule 2, pt. 14, para. 13
S. 80 saving for S.I. No. 546 of 2001, regs. 1(b), 22
  S.I. No. 287 of 1997, reg. 23

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 8(8) Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015 (Complaints and Client Relations Committee, Section 8 and 9) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 488 of 2019)
S. 9(7) Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015 (Complaints and Client Relations Committee, Section 8 and 9) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 488 of 2019)
S. 26 Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 465 of 2019)
  Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 351 of 2018)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 389 of 2017)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 534 of 2016)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 403 of 2015)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 445 of 2014)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 433 of 2013)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2011 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 452 of 2012)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2008 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 409 of 2011)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2008 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 495 of 2010)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2008 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment (No. 2)) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 441 of 2009)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2008 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 384 of 2009)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2002 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 617 of 2007)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2008 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 122 of 2005)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 1994 (Euro Changeover) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 504 of 2001)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 1994 (Euro Changeover) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 460 of 2001)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 1994 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 362 of 1999)
  Professional Indemnity Insurance (Amendment) Regulations, 1998. (S.I. No. 209 of 1998)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 1994 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 312 of 1995)
S. 29 Solicitors (Compensation Fund) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 548 of 2018)
S. 30A The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 1994 (Investment Business & Investor Compensation) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 439 of 1998)
S. 66 The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2008 (Sixth Schedule) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 604 of 2010)
S. 68 Solicitors Accounts (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 111 of 2006)
S. 73 Solicitors (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations) 2016 (S.I. No. 533 of 2016)
  Solicitors Accounts Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 516 of 2014)
  Solicitors (Interest on Clients' Moneys) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 372 of 2004)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 1994 (Euro Changeover) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 504 of 2001)
  The Solicitors Acts 1954 to 1994 (Euro Changeover) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 460 of 2001)
  Solicitors (Interest on Clients' Moneys) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 108 of 1995)