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APPLICATION FOR ELECTION AND ADMISSION AS A FREEMAN of the City of London Solicitors' Company

Application may be made by any solicitor who has practised in the City, within one mile of the Bank of England, or at Canary Wharf, normally for a minimum continuous period of six months post-qualification.

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Please answer the following questions to help support your application.

If not now practising in the City, within one mile of the Bank of England, or at Canary Wharf, state address(es) at which, and dates between which, you have so practised . A minimum period of 6 months’ continuous post-qualification practice in this area is normally required.

If already a member of another City Livery Company please state:


If not, state whether a Freeman of the City of London not through a Company:


Admission ceremony

Application for the Livery

Statement

I confirm that, subject to any matters of which I have given particulars below, I have not been:

  1. convicted by a court of any criminal offence, or accepted a caution; (see note below)
  2. disqualified as a company director, or been a director of a company subject to winding-up or put into administration in circumstances of insolvency
  3. declared bankrupt or entered into an Individual Voluntary Arrangement
  4. subject to any disciplinary proceedings or investigations by a regulator; or
  5. involved in any conduct which calls into question my honesty, integrity or respect for the law.

This confirmation is given to the best of my knowledge and belief and I understand that the Company will be relying on it when considering my application, and on it continuing to be correct for so long as I am a member. I will therefore inform the Company promptly if there is any relevant change in my circumstances. Note. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not include (a) any fixed penalties for speeding, if these have been settled entirely by a paper process and did not involve a court appearance, or (b) any convictions which are “spent” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Circumstances

Penalty imposed (if any)


I hereby declare that the contents of this application are true and that, if admitted, I will conform to the following declaration, which I now make:-

DECLARATION OF A FREEMAN
I solemnly and sincerely declare that I will at all times:
• honour the sovereign, Queen Elizabeth the Second and her heirs and successors;
• conform to the Constitution and Bye-laws of the Company;
• do my utmost to uphold the status, prestige and welfare of the Company and of our profession;
• play my part in fostering a spirit of mutual trust and support between members of the Company; and
• refrain from disclosing the confidential business of the Company to any person who is not a member.

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