Solicitors Act, 1954

Discharge or assignment of indentures on removal from roll, etc.

34.—(1) Where, before the expiration of the term for which an apprentice is bound, the solicitor—

(a) is removed from or struck off the roll,

(b) becomes bankrupt,

(c) is imprisoned and remains in prison for a period of or exceeding twenty-one days,

(d) becomes of unsound mind, or

(e) has been absent from the State for a period exceeding six months, or for two or more periods which were within twelve consecutive months and exceeded in the aggregate six months, without the consent of the Society or without complying with such terms and conditions as the Society may have fixed in relation to such absence,

the Society, on the application of the apprentice, may by order discharge the indentures of apprenticeship or, with the consent of another solicitor, by order direct that they shall be assigned to that solicitor on such terms and in such manner as the Society think fit.

(2) Nothing in this section shall affect any power of a court in relation to indentures of apprenticeship.