Treasury Solicitors Department: Standards

Solicitor-General written question – answered on 21 July 2009.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Solicitor-General what obligations there are on the Treasury Solicitor and those working for him to comply with the professional obligations of lawyers with practising certificates.

Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office

The holding of practising certificates does not, in itself, impose professional obligations on lawyers. The Treasury Solicitor and his legally qualified staff are under the same obligation to comply with the rules of their professions as any other practising lawyer, solicitor or barrister.

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