*R (on the application of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) v Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Legal adviser – Reserved legal activities. The claimant Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales's claim for judicial review had to be dismissed in so far as it challenged the defendant Lord Chancellor's decision not to make orders designating it as an approved regulator and licensing authority under the Legal Services Act 2007 in relation to the exercise of rights of audience, the conduct of litigation, reserved instrument activities and notarial activities. However, the Divisional Court quashed his decision in so far as it concerned the administration of oaths and remitted it to the Lord Chancellor for reconsideration.

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