Certificate of approval of law firms /chambers

Regulation of the legal profession

  • Purpose: Regulation of the legal profession
  • Application Fees: 2,000 Ugx
  • License Fee: (a) Inspection fee - 50,000 Ugx <br>(b) Certificate - 20,000 Ugx
  • Maximum Processing Time: At the discretion of the Council Board
  • Related Websites: <a href="https://www.lawcouncil.go.ug/index.html" target="_blank">www.lawcouncil.go.ug</a>
  • Validity: 1 Year
  • Contact Office: <a href="https://www.lawcouncil.go.ug/page-about.html" target="_blank">The Law Council</a>
  • Renewal Fee: N/A
  • License Type: Certificate of approval of law firms /chambers
  • Legal Basis: The Advocates Act Cap. 267. The Advocates (Inspection and Approval of Chambers) Regulations, 2005
  • <ul><li>An advocate‚Äôs chambers shall be well maintained with a professional appearance and must have:-a suitable desk for an advocate; a separate room for each advocate and another for a clerk, secretary and cashier; a secretarial desk and computer or typewriter; a reception with chairs or benches for clients; a bookshelf; a chest of drawers or a filing cabinet; a reasonable collection of reference law books including a full set of the Revised Laws of Uganda 2000; access to a toilet and sanitary facilities; and books of accounts</li><li>The consent referred to in sub- regulation (3) shall be in writing</li><li>The headed paper of every law firm shall bear the names and qualifications of each partner, advocate and legal assistant in the firm</li><li>Trading shall not be carried on in any chambers.</li></ul>