Rule D9.1: Prohibition on multi-disciplinary practices

9.1.1 In this rule 9 unless the context otherwise requires, terms listed in the first column of rule 9.1.1 shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in the second column of that rule:

Term

Definition

legal relationship

membership of a partnership or a joint venture which is not a partnership, or membership or directorship of a body corporate

multi-disciplinary practice

means a body corporate or partnership:

(a) having as one of its managers a regulated person; and

(b) which offers services, including professional services, such as are provided by individual solicitors, to the public; and

(c) where a regulated person carries out, or supervises the carrying out, or makes provision of legal services.

 

9.1.2 Subject to rule 9.1.3, you shall not form a legal relationship with a person or body who is not a regulated person with a view to your jointly offering professional services as a multi-disciplinary practice to any person or body.

9.1.3 Nothing in this rule 9.1 shall prohibit you from being a member, director or employee of, or partner or investor in, a licensed provider.

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