- "(c) one district judge of the principal registry of that Division,
- (d) two Circuit judges,
- (e) one district judge appointed under the County Courts Act 1984,
- (f) two persons who have a Supreme Court qualification (within the meaning of section 58 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990), and
- (g) two persons who have been granted by an authorised body, under Part II of that Act, the right to conduct litigation in relation to all proceedings in the Supreme Court.".'.
No. 122, in page 146, line 4, at end insert—
'.—(1) In section 14(1)(a) of that Act (regulations in relation to fees of counsel) for the word "counsel" there shall be substituted "any legal representative".
(2) The following definition shall be inserted in section 15(1) of that Act after the definition of "Director"—
legal representative" means an authorised advocate or authorised litigator, as defined by section 99(1) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.'.
No. 183, in page 146, line 4, at end insert—
'.In section 20(2) of that Act (regulations providing for the recovery of sums paid by the Legal Aid Board or out of central funds), in paragraph (a) for the words "party to proceedings" there shall be substituted "person".'
No. 123, in page 146, line 5, at end insert—
'.—(1) Section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (management and control by solicitors of incorporated practices) shall be amended as follows.
§ (2) In subsection (1)(a)—
- (a) after the word "solicitors", where it first occurs, there shall be inserted "or solicitors and one or more registered foreign lawyers"; and
- (b) at then end there shall be inserted "or by multi-national partnerships".
§ (3) In subsection (8), the following definitions shall be inserted at the appropriate places—
- "multi-national partnership" means a partnership whose members consist of one or more registered foreign lawyers and one or more solicitors;
- "registered foreign lawyer" means a person who is registered under section (Foreign lawyers: recognised bodies and partnerships) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990".'.
No. 172, in page 146, line 25, at end insert—
'40A. In Schedule 6 to that Act (incorporated licensed conveyancers) the following shall be substituted for paragraph 4(3)—
(3) Where it appears to the Council that the professional services provided by a recognised body in connection with any matter in which that body has been instructed by a client have, in any respect, not been of the quality which it is reasonable to expect of that body, the Council may take any step with respect to that recognised body as it could take under paragraphs 14 to 20 of Schedule (Licensed conveyancers) of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 with respect to a licensed conveyancer in similar circumstances.
(3A) Those paragraphs shall have effect (with the necessary modifications) with respect to any steps taken against the recognised body under this sub-paragraph as they have effect with respect to any steps taken with respect to a licensed conveyancer under paragraph 14 of that Schedule".'.
No. 156, in page 146, line 46, leave out subsection (7A) and insert—
'(7A) If it is satisfied that the circumstances of a particular case in the Supreme Court or the House of Lords warrant a direction under this subsection, the Board or, in the case of criminal proceedings the competent authority, may direct that representation in that case shall be by one legal representative.'.—[The Attorney-General.]