26 Drafting court documents

(1)

A person commits an offence who, for gain or reward (whether direct or indirect) and not being an authorised person within the meaning of subsection (2), drafts, settles, or revises for or on behalf of any person who is a party to proceedings before any court or tribunal or who proposes to intervene in, or become a party to, any such proceedings any document that is to be filed in those proceedings.

(2)

In this section,—

authorised person means, in relation to proceedings before any court or tribunal,—

(a)

a lawyer; or

(b)

a person who is entitled under an Act to draft, settle, or revise a document that is to be filed in those proceedings; or

(c)

a person acting under the supervision of a lawyer

document does not include any special document or class of document that is declared by the Governor-General by Order in Council to be a document or class of document to which subsection (1) does not apply.

(3)

This section is subject to the exceptions set out in section 27.