Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006

114 Duty of practitioners to ensure that funds earn interest

It is the duty of every practitioner and of every related person or entity and of every incorporated firm to ensure that, wherever practicable, all money held on behalf of any person by that practitioner, related person or entity, or incorporated firm earns interest for the benefit of that person, unless—

(a)

that person instructs otherwise; or

(b)

it is not reasonable or practicable (whether because of the smallness of the amount, the shortness of the period for which the practitioner, related person or entity, or incorporated firm is to hold the money, or for any other reason) for the practitioner, related person or entity, or incorporated firm to invest the money, at the direction of the person for whom the money is held, so that interest is payable on it for the benefit of that person.

Compare: 1982 No 123 s 89A