Non-regulatory committees

Professional Practice Committee

Austin Lafferty - Convener

Fiona J Robb - Secretary (

The aims and functions are to:

  • advise solicitors on all professional practice and conduct matters, encouraging progressive working methods in the process, so that the profession's standing as advisers to the public may be enhanced
  • keep under review existing rules and guidelines to consider whether they are still relevant in the light of current conditions
  • Identify issues which may need to be addressed by new rules or guidelines and consult with the profession on those
  • consider and make recommendations to the Council on new practice rules
  • issue new practice guidelines as required
  • consider waiver requests in terms of delegated powers