Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006

Part 1 Preliminary provisions

3 Purposes

(1)

The purposes of this Act are—

(a)

to maintain public confidence in the provision of legal services and conveyancing services:

(b)

to protect the consumers of legal services and conveyancing services:

(c)

to recognise the status of the legal profession and to establish the new profession of conveyancing practitioner.

(2)

To achieve those purposes, this Act, among other things,—

(a)

reforms the law relating to lawyers:

(b)

provides for a more responsive regulatory regime in relation to lawyers and conveyancers:

(c)

enables conveyancing to be carried out both—

(i)

by lawyers; and

(ii)

by conveyancing practitioners:

(d)

states the fundamental obligations with which, in the public interest, all lawyers and all conveyancing practitioners must comply in providing regulated services: