Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006

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24 Reserved areas of work for lawyers and incorporated law firms

(1)

A person commits an offence—

(a)

who, for gain or reward (whether direct or indirect) and not being a lawyer or an incorporated law firm, carries out work of a kind described in paragraph (a) of the definition of reserved areas of work (as set out in section 6); or

(b)

who, not being a lawyer, carries out work of a kind described in paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) or paragraph (d) of the definition of reserved areas of work (as set out in section 6).

(1A)

For the purposes of subsection (1), an employer organisation or a union does not carry out work of the kind referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of that subsection merely because—

(a)

the employer organisation employs a lawyer who carries out work of that kind for members of the organisation, whether or not the organisation receives any gain or reward for that work:

(b)

the union employs a lawyer who carries out work of that kind for members of the union, whether or not the union receives any gain or reward for that work.

(2)

This section is subject to the exceptions set out in sections 25(2) and 27.

Section 24(1A): inserted (with effect from 1 August 2008), on 4 August 2008, by section 8 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 54).