Updated to 27 June 2020 (Act No. 2 of 2020 and S.I. No. 236 of 2020)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-4 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(a)
S. 5 other than insofar as it relates to the repeal of the Solicitors Act 1954, ss. 68, 74 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(a)
S. 5 insofar as it relates to the repeal of the Solicitors Act 1954, ss. 68, 74 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 6 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(a)
Ss. 7-12 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 13(1) 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 13(2)(a)-(b) 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 13(2)(c)-(e) 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(b)
S. 13(2)(f) 29 June 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 228 of 2018), art. 2(a)
S. 13(2)(g)-(j) 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 13(3)-(9)  19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
Ss. 14-30 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 31 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(c)
S. 32 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 33 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(d)
S. 34 19 July 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 383 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 35 29 December 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 584 of 2018), art. 2(a)
S. 36 29 December 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 584 of 2018), art. 2(b)
Ss. 37-45 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(e)
S. 46 other than insofar as it relates to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(f)
S. 46 insofar as it relates to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 47(1) other than insofar as it relates to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(g)
S. 47(1) insofar as it relates to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 47(2) 29 December 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 584 of 2018), art. 2(c)
S. 47(3)-(7) other than insofar as they relate to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(g)
S. 47(3)-4(7) insofar as they relate to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 48 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(h)
Ss. 49-94 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(i)
S. 95(1) 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(a)
S. 95(2)(a) 29 December 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 584 of 2018), art. 2(d)
S. 95(2)(b) 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(a)
S. 95(3) 29 December 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 584 of 2018), art. 2(d)
S. 95(4)-(14) 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(a)
Ss. 96-98 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(a)
S. 99 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(j)
S. 100 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(3)
Ss. 101, 102 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 103 other than insofar as it relates to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(k)
S. 103 insofar as it relates to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 104-117 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 118-120 5 December 2016 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Sections 118 to 120) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 630 of 2016), art. 2
S. 121 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 122-132 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(l)
S. 133 29 June 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 228 of 2018), art. 2(b)
S. 134 29 June 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 228 of 2018), art. 2(b)
S. 135(1)(a) 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(m)
S. 135(1)(b) 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(b)
S. 135(1)(c) 29 June 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 228 of 2018), art. 2(c)
S. 135(1)(d) 29 June 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 228 of 2018), art. 2(c)
S. 135(2) 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(m)
S. 135(3)-(5) 29 June 2018 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 228 of 2018), art. 2(c)
S. 136 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(c)
S. 137 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(c)
Ss. 138-176 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(n)
S. 177 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
Ss. 178-180 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 181 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
S. 182 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
S. 183 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 184-195 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
S. 196 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 197 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
S. 198 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
S. 199 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 200 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
S. 201 other than insofar as subsections (1)(c) and (1A), inserted by that section in section 26 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994, relate to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
S. 201 insofar as subsections (1)(c) and (1A), inserted by that section in section 26 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994, relate to legal partnerships and multi-disciplinary practices Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 202-206 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
s. 207 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 208 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(o)
Ss. 209-215 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(p)
S. 216 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(d)
S. 217 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 218(1), 218(2) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 218(3) 16 August 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 400 of 2019), arts. 2, 2(e)
S. 218(4)-(8) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 219-221 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Sch. 1 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(q)
Sch. 2 other than insofar as it relates to the repeal of the Solicitors Act 1954, s. 71(2)-(6), (10) 7 October 2019 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 502 of 2019), art. 2(a)
Sch. 2 insofar as it relates to the repeal of the Solicitors Act 1954, s. 71(2)-(6), (10) Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 7 establishment day appointed Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 507 of 2016), art. 2
S. 50 conduct prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 14(2)
S. 50(1)(m) conduct prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 12(1)
S. 51 procedure prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 3
S. 51(5) procedure prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 4
S. 57(4) time limit prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 7
S. 60(1) time limit prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 8(1)
S. 61(1) time limit prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 8(1)
S. 62(5) time limit prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 9
S. 68 time limit prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 10(1)
S. 70(9) time limit prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 11(1)
S. 71(1)(a) procedure prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019), reg. 14(1)
S. 95 date on which levy becomes payable under prescribed Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Levy) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 463 of 2019), reg. 3
S. 95 collection and recovery of levy payable under prescribed Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Levy) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 463 of 2019), reg. 4
S. 95 rate of interest on amounts not paid when due prescribed Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Levy) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 463 of 2019), reg. 5
Pt. 8, chapter 3 (ss. 122-132) membership alteration form prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 519 of 2019), schedule 2, form no. 3
Pt. 8, chapter 3 (ss. 122-132) membership alteration notification fee prescribed Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 519 of 2019), reg. 8, schedule 1, para. (c)
S. 125 application form prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 519 of 2019), reg. 3(1), schedule 2, form no. 1
S. 125 application fee prescribed Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 519 of 2019), reg. 8, schedule 1, para. (a)
S. 129 cessation notification form prescribed for the purposes of Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 519 of 2019), reg. 7(2), schedule 2, form no. 2
S. 129 cessation notification fee prescribed Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 519 of 2019), reg. 8, schedule 1, para. (b)
S. 139(2) amended Courts Act 2016 (22/2016), s. 8(a)
S. 139(2)(b) amended Courts Act 2016 (22/2016), s. 8(b)
S. 141(6) inserted Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(a), 5(2)
S. 142 functions transferred Climate Action and Environment (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 393 of 2016), art. 1(2), 2, sch. 1
S. 154(10)(c) amended Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(b)(i), 5(2)
S. 154(10)(d) amended Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(b)(ii), 5(2)
S. 154(10)(e) inserted Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(b)(iii), 5(2)
S. 154(10)(f) inserted Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(b)(iii), 5(2)
S. 160(2)(a) amended Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(c), 5(2)
S. 172(2)(aa) inserted Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(d)(i), 5(2)
S. 172(6A) inserted Courts Act 2019 (30/2019), ss. 3(d)(ii), 5(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 7 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 507 of 2016)
S. 47 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Professional Indemnity Insurance) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 572 of 2019)
S. 55 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 573 of 2019)
S. 98 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Levy) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 463 of 2019)
S. 130 Legal Services Regulation Act 2015 (Limited Liability Partnerships) (Section 130) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 519 of 2019)
S. 143 Rules of the Superior Courts (Costs) 2019 (S.I. No. 584 of 2019)
S. 152(1) Rules of the Superior Courts (Costs) 2019 (S.I. No. 584 of 2019)
S. 154 Rules of the Superior Courts (Costs) 2019 (S.I. No. 584 of 2019)
S. 163 Rules of the Superior Courts (Costs) 2019 (S.I. No. 584 of 2019)