What Are Reserved Legal Activities?
In accordance with the Legal Services Act 2007, the only reserved legal activity that can be delivered by some non-solicitors is the administration of oaths.
If you are employed by, and working under the supervision of, an authorised person (i.e. CILEx Practitioner, solicitor, barrister, licensed conveyancer), in a law firm or in-house, you may carry on the reserved legal activity that your authorised supervisor is entitled to carry on, by virtue of being his employee.
Members employed in a solicitor’s firm are authorised to carry out the following reserved legal activities:
- Exercise a right of audience in chambers hearings in the county court, high court and family court
- Reserved instrument activities (conveyancing)
- Probate activities
- Notarial activities
- The administrative of oaths
- The conduct of litigation