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Continuing and Welfare Powers of Attorney

Category: Guidance

Continuing and Welfare Powers of Attorney

Correspondence between Prisoners and Legal Advisers

Category: Guidance

When writing to a prisoner client the letter should be sealed in a plain envelope addressed to the prisoner

Cross-Border Practice

Category: Rule

When conducting cross-border practice you shall observe and be bound by the terms of the Code at all times.

Cross-Border Practice

Category: Guidance

The standards of conduct contained in rule B1 do not apply when you are engaged in cross-border practice. Note that this term does not encompass transactions or activity between the constituent parts of the United Kingdom. When engaged in cross-border practice you must comply with rule C1 instead

Defenders Contacting Pursuers' Agents Direct

Category: Guidance

Defenders Contacting Pursuers' Agents Direct It has come to the attention of the Professional Practice Committee that there is an increasing tendency for Defenders to telephone Pursuers' agents direct to discuss active cases.

Definitions and Interpretation

Category: Rule

In these rules, unless stated to the contrary or the context otherwise requires, terms listed in the first column of Schedule 1 to these rules shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in the second column of Schedule 1.

Delay in Concluding Missives

Category: Guidance

It is common for Missives to be in an unconcluded state until shortly before or even at the date of entry.

Delivery of Missives

Category: Guidance

Delivery howsoever effected is required before a missive is binding.

Director of Client Company

Category: Guidance

From time to time the Society is asked to provide guidance to solicitors who have been asked to act as a director of a company which is also a client of the practice unit (and also where a company of which the solicitor is a director becomes a client of the practice unit).

Discharges of Standard Securities

Category: Guidance

Solicitors frequently experience difficulty in obtaining Discharges from lenders, particularly those based in England, where Discharges are not required in the same format and the registers can be cleared more easily.

Discharges of Standard Securities

Category: Advice and Information

When is a Discharge not a Discharge?

Disclosure of Interest

Category: Rule

Where you are consulted about a matter in which you have, or your practice unit has, a personal or a financial interest, the position must be made clear to the client as soon as possible.