Solicitors Act 1974

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The Solicitors Act 1974
Long titleAn Act to consolidate the Solicitors Acts 1957 to 1974 and certain other enactments relating to solicitors.
Chapter1974 c. 47
Introduced byLord Elwyn Jones
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Dates
Royal Assent31 July 1974
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
 
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The Solicitors Act 1974
Long titleAn Act to consolidate the Solicitors Acts 1957 to 1974 and certain other enactments relating to solicitors.
Chapter1974 c. 47
Introduced byLord Elwyn Jones
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Dates
Royal Assent31 July 1974
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Solicitors Act 1974 (c 47) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom governing the regulation and responsibilities of practicing solicitors, and the firms for whom they work, as well as stipulating under what circumstances one can practise as a solicitor. It also sets out the powers used by the solicitors governing body, the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The Act reserves certain activities for solicitors. Broadly, these include:

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