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Legal Practitioners

Registration of Legal Practitioners in the Isle of Man

Every application for registration shall be made to the Registrar General in the prescribed form which shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee and such documents and information as may be prescribed or required by the Registrar General.

Any person who, for the purpose of obtaining registration, knowingly or recklessly gives any information which is false in a material particular shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £5,000.

The above shall not have effect in relation to a person who is qualified to act as an advocate under the 1976 Act.

Information on the Manx Law Reports is available on the Isle of Man Courts of Justice website.

The downloadable Information pack contains:

  • Procedure for application
  • Legal Practitioners Registration Act 1986
  • Legal Practitioners Registration (Application) Regulations 1992
  • Legal Practitioners Registration (Prescribed Qualifications) Regulations 1992
  • Legal Practitioner (Amendment) Regulations 1999
  • Legal Practitioners (Incorporated Practises) (Exempt Persons) Regulations 2006

Establishment of register of legal practitioners

The Registrar General shall establish and maintain a register of legal practitioners.

A person shall be entitled to be registered if he satisfies the Registrar General that —

(a)   they are a fit and proper person to be registered; and

(b) they hold a prescribed legal qualification which would enable them to practice law in the country in which they are qualified; and

(c) they, or a firm of which they are a member or employee, has a permanent establishment in the Island; and

(d) they comply with such further conditions as are prescribed.

Useful links

The Legal Practitioners Registration Act 1986

Advocates Act 1976

Advocates Act 1995

Contact information:

Central Registry

Registries Building

Deemsters Walk

Bucks Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 686253

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