Penalties non authorised

What are the penalties for carrying out a Reserved Legal Activity when not authorised?

It is an offence to carry on a reserved legal activity when you are not entitled to. You could be imprisoned or fined. If any such activity includes litigation and/or rights of audience, you may also be found in contempt of court.

To undertake reserved legal activities, when you are not authorised to do so (or exempt from the requirement to be authorised) you will also be in breach of your code of conduct, and are likely to find yourself subject to CILEx Regulation disciplinary procedures.

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