Welcome - ආයුබෝවන් - வணக்கம்

You are warmly welcomed to The Association of Sri Lankan Lawyers (“ASLLUK”) in the U.K. We are delighted that you have visited us today.

  • Are you an aspiring trainee solicitor or solicitor, barrister or pupil, attorney-at-law, law student or law academic? Whichever category you belong to in this noble profession, we are dedicated to providing a unique forum for law professionals of Sri Lankan descent.
  • You will meet many high calibre professionals and senior lawyers who will be able to provide you with career guidance, whether it is training opportunities, educational, or professional development.
  • Our forum is a great platform for networking and to be connected with members or professionals you desire to get in touch with to enhance your future opportunities in the march for success.
  • Social and cultural events such as Law -Medical cricket and netball matches, annual dinner dance and other charity events are great opportunities for you and your family to have fun and enjoy.
  • Our membership entitles you to many benefits including; law updates and attendance at educational, social or cultural events at discounted rates.
  • Our mission is to provide every assistance to elevate and enhance professional standards and to maintain the competency of lawyers by creating learning opportunities and harnessing diverse talents and skills with a view to upholding the rule of law and assisting our communities.
  • If you are pursuing a career in law, you are welcome to become a member of our Association and be part of our prestigious forum.

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Professional development is a sine qua non for all legal professionals who are entitled to carry on reserved legal activities. It is common knowledge among all legal professional that their activities are regulated. The regulatory framework for the regulation of legal services in England and Wales is set out in Part 3 of the Legal Service Act 2007 (LSA) of which section 12 sets out the six specific legal services that only the authorised (or those who are exempt) are entitled to provide.

The six services are:

  1. The exercise of a right of audience.
  2. The conduct of litigation.
  3. Reserved instrument activities.
  4. Probate activities.
  5. Notarial activities.
  6. The administration of oaths.

The regulatory framework for legal services in England and Wales is headed by the Legal Services Board (LSB), a body established under the LSA in 2007 of which Part 4 deals with “regulatory and representative functions of approved regulators”. The approved regulators (AR) have been required under the Act to separate their representative functions from the regulatory functions.

Thus, for solicitors the approved regulator (representative body) is the Law Society whereas the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the independent regulatory body which is also the licensing authority.

For barristers the approved regulator (representative body) is the Bar Council and the Independent Regulatory body is the Bar Standard Board (BSB).

Similarly there are regulatory bodies for chartered legal executives (CILEX); licensed conveyancers; patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, cost lawyers, notaries and chartered accountants.

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