Court Rules of Ireland

Order 53: Admission of Solicitors



1. In this Order:

‘Law Society’ means the Law Society of Ireland;

‘President’ means the President of the High Court, provided that a reference to the President shall, where the function or power in question stands delegated under section 6 (as amended by section 5 of and the First Schedule to the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1960 and as varied by section 25 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1960) of the Solicitors Act 1954, or under section 13 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1960, to an ordinary judge of the High Court, be construed as a reference to such judge;

‘Registrar of Solicitors’ means the registrar of solicitors or his or her deputy appointed under section 8 of the Solicitors Act 1954;

‘roll of solicitors’ means the roll of solicitors maintained by the Registrar of Solicitors under section 9 (as substituted by section 65 of the Solicitors (Amendment) Act 1994) of the Solicitors Act 1954.

[SI 196/21]

2. Every person desiring to apply to be admitted by the President, and to be enrolled, as a solicitor may do so by duly applying to the Registrar of Solicitors to that effect and paying the prescribed fees.

[SI 196/21]

3. If the applicant has complied with the requirements of the Solicitors Acts 1954 to 2015 concerning admission and the regulations made thereunder by the Law Society, the Registrar of Solicitors shall cause a certificate of admission, with the applicant’s name inserted therein, to be lodged in the Central Office and thereupon the President shall, unless cause to the contrary is shown, admit the applicant as a solicitor by signing the certificate of admission which shall then, as soon as practicable, be returned by the proper officer of the Central Office to the Registrar of Solicitors. The certificate of admission shall be in the Form No 1 in Appendix H.

[SI 196/21]

4. Upon receipt of the certificate of admission signed by the President, the Registrar of Solicitors shall enter the name of the applicant on the roll of solicitors and shall so acknowledge that fact by signing the certificate of admission and inserting therein the date of enrolment and shall thereupon notify the applicant of that fact.

[SI 196/21]