(1) A firm shall not employ unqualified persons in a number more than 6 plus 8 times the number of resident principals and solicitors employed full-time in that firm.
(2) No firm shall, except with the written approval of the Council, knowingly employ any unqualified person who is in the part-time or full-time employment of another firm. (L.N. 266 of 2000)
(3) For the purpose of this rule-
(a) persons employed otherwise than by a firm (such as by a service company set up by the principal or principals of the firm) but for the purposes of the firm shall be deemed to be persons employed in that firm;
(b) in calculating the number of unqualified persons employed in a firm, trainee solicitors and full-time law students working full-time or part-time during holidays and breaks or part-time during the academic year shall not be taken into account; and
(c) in calculating the number of resident principals and solicitors employed full-time in a firm, a solicitor shall not be taken into account in respect of more than one firm.
(4) A firm shall ensure that every name card of an employee who is an unqualified person, being a card which bears the name of the firm, includes a clear description of the capacity in which the employee is being employed. (L.N. 99 of 1995)