Solicitors (Amendment) Act, 2002

Prohibition of certain advertisements by unqualified persons.

5.—(1) Without prejudice to sections 55 and 56 (which prohibit an unqualified person from acting as or pretending to be a solicitor) of the Principal Act, a person who is not a solicitor shall not publish or cause to be published an advertisement—

(a) which expressly or impliedly undertakes to provide a specified service, being a service of a legal nature that could otherwise be provided by a solicitor, for or in expectation of a fee, gain or reward that is directly related to the provision of that service, and

(b) which, if published or caused to be published by a solicitor, would not be in compliance with paragraph (h) or (i) of subsection (2) or subsection (4) of section 71 (as amended by section 4 of this Act) of the Principal Act.

(2) In subsection (1) of this section “advertisement” has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (10) of section 71 (as so amended) of the Principal Act, with the substitution, where appropriate, of “a person who is not a solicitor” for “a solicitor in relation to that solicitor's practice”.