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Association of Commercial Attorneys: revised scheme

Published: 18 Nov 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781839602610

The scheme has been revised in accordance with the provisions of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990. The Minister for Community Safety has directed that the Association of Commercial Attorneys bring this into force from 18 June 2019.

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Association of Commercial Attorneys: revised scheme
5.0 Entrance Requirements

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5.0 Entrance Requirements

5.1 To become a Member of the Association of Commercial Attorneys the Admissions Board must be satisfied that the individual possesses a relevant legal qualification, a professional/construction qualification, relevant construction experience, relevant litigation experience and practical legal training.

5.2 Legal Qualification Requirements

5.2.1 Individuals wishing to become a Member will have to demonstrate to the Admissions Board that they have obtained a legal qualification. To meet this requirement one of the following will be required:-

LLM or MSc. in Construction Law from a Scottish educational establishment approved by the Admissions Board;

LLM or MSc. in Construction Law from an educational establishment in England & Wales or Northern Ireland approved by the Admissions Board together with a qualification or certification approved by the Admissions Board showing training in the Scottish Law of contract and delict.

LLB from a Scottish University;

Law degree from an educational establishment in England & Wales or Northern Ireland approved by the Admissions Board, together with a qualification or certification approved by the Admissions Board and showing training in the Scottish Law of contract and delict.

5.3 Professional/Construction Qualification

5.3.1 To become a Member of the Association of Commercial Attorneys an individual must possess one of the following:-

  • A Professional qualification from a recognised Professional Body (see Appendix 1);
  • A Construction qualification (See Appendix 1). The Construction qualification must be in addition to the qualification requirements under Section 5.2;

5.4 Relevant Construction Experience

5.4.1 All individuals applying for membership must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Admissions Board, that they possess a broad range of construction experience.

5.5 Litigation Experience

5.5.1 To become a Member of the Association of Commercial Attorneys it must be demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the Admissions Board, that that the applicant has gained experience of the litigation process.

5.6 Practical Legal Training

5.6.1 To become a Member of the Association of Commercial Attorneys it must be demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the Admissions Board, that the applicant has obtained practical experience and/or successfully completed training courses in all of the following areas

  • Advocacy
  • Drafting
  • Interviewing
  • Negotiating
  • Practical Legal Research
  • Instruction of Counsel/Solicitor Advocate/Solicitor

5.6.2 An individual who is engaged in Practical Legal Training in terms of paragraph 5.6.1 (“a Prospective Member”) must do so under the supervision of a Member who is a Fellow.


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