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Announcement - Certificates under the Legal Profession Act 1987

18th October 2002

This announcement clarifies the previous announcement of 10th September 2002 .

Certificates under section 198L of the Legal Profession Act 1987 are dealt with in the Registry as follows:

Unfair Dismissal - section 84

  • Certificates are mandatory for applications filed by a legal practitioner
  • Certificates are mandatory for replies filed by a legal practitioner

Unfair Contract - section 106
  • Certificates are mandatory for applications filed by a legal practitioner
  • Certificates are mandatory for replies filed by a legal practitioner

Victimisation- Section 213
  • Certificates are mandatory for applications filed by a legal practitioner where such application asserts an entitlement to the payment of monetary compensation for damages suffered by the applicant

Debt Recovery
  • Certificates are not required for debt recovery matters.

Generally:
  • If there is no certificate a written undertaking to supply one within 7 days is acceptable
  • A fax of an undertaking is acceptable
  • Litigants in Person are not required to file a certificate.