25 Lawyers of other jurisdictions

(1)

Nothing in sections 21 to 24 prevents a person who is a member of the legal profession of a country outside New Zealand, but who does not hold any type of admission, enrolment, or practising certificate under this Act,—

(a)

from providing in New Zealand legal services that do not involve carrying out work in any of the reserved areas of work; or

(b)

from doing any work, or transacting any business, in New Zealand if that work is business concerning—

(i)

the law of a country or territory outside New Zealand; or

(ii)

international law; or

(c)

providing legal services (including appearances) in New Zealand in relation to any proceedings before any court or other body if, for the purpose of those proceedings, it is essential that the provider of those legal services has knowledge of—

(i)

the law of a country or territory outside New Zealand; or

(ii)

international law.

(2)

Nothing in sections 21 to 24 prevents a person who is a member of the legal profession of a country outside New Zealand, but who does not hold any type of admission, enrolment, or practising certificate under this Act, from describing himself or herself in accordance with any of the terms specified in section 21(1)(b) if—

(a)

the person is able to practise under such a description in a country outside New Zealand; and

(b)

the description incorporates a reference to the country in which the person is able to practise under that description and the fact that the ability to practise under such a description is connected with that country or territory; and

(c)

the use of the description by the person does not contravene any of the provisions of Part 1 of the Fair Trading Act 1986 and, in particular, does not contravene section 11 or section 13(b) of that Act.