Solicitors Act 1974

Solicitors Act 1974

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:

  • Preparing and lodging certain documents concerning the conveyance or charging of land;
  • Certain probate functions
  • Undertaking litigation in open court

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