Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1960


3.—(1) In this Act—

“the Compensation Fund” means the Compensation Fund established under section 69 (repealed by this Act) of the Principal Act;

“the Disciplinary Committee” has the meaning assigned to it by section 6 of this Act;

“documents” includes deeds, wills, papers, books of account, records, vouchers and correspondence;

“the former Disciplinary Committee” means the committee constituted by section 13 (repealed by this Act) of the Principal Act;

“misconduct” includes—

(a) the commission of treason or a felony or a misdemeanour,

(b) the commission, outside the State, of a crime or an offence which would be a felony or a misdemeanour if committed in the State,

(c) the contravention of a provision of the Principal Act or this Act or any order or regulation made thereunder,

(d) conduct tending to bring the solicitors' profession into disrepute;

“the Principal Act” means the Solicitors Act, 1954 ;

“the Solicitors' Accounts Regulations” means the regulations relating to accounts made by the Society for the purposes of section 66 of the Principal Act.

(2) In this Act, references to the Principal Act shall, where the context so requires or permits, be construed as references to the Principal Act as amended by this Act.

(3) This Act shall be construed as one with the Principal Act.