Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006

Conveyancing services

32 Provision of conveyancing services

(1)

A person commits an offence who, not being a lawyer or an incorporated law firm or a conveyancing practitioner or an incorporated conveyancing firm, provides conveyancing services in New Zealand and describes himself or herself as a lawyer, a conveyancing practitioner, a conveyancer, or a land broker.

(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1), a person describes himself or herself as a lawyer not only if he or she describes himself or herself as a lawyer but also if he or she uses, in describing himself or herself, any of the terms specified in subparagraphs (ii) to (viii) of section 21(1)(b).

(3)

This section is subject to the exceptions set out in section 36 or section 388(3).