Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 1994

Saving for regulations made under section 47 of Principal Act and amendment of section 48 of Principal Act.

55.—(1) Notwithstanding the coming into effect of regulations made by the Society under section 47 (1) (as substituted by this Act) of the Principal Act, a practising certificate which is in force at the time of the passing of this Act shall, unless subsequently suspended pursuant to section 20(3) (as substituted by this Act) of the Act of 1960 or section 58 of this Act, continue in force until the end of the practice year during which it was issued and shall then expire.

(2) Section 48 of the Principal Act shall be amended with effect from the 1st day of January, 1996—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) A practising certificate issued during the period beginning on the 1st day of January in any year and ending on the next following 1st day of February shall bear the date of the said 1st day of January and a practising certificate not so issued shall bear the date of the day on which it is issued.”,

(b) by the substitution in subsection (3) of:

“the 1st day of February” for “the 5th day of February” where it occurs.