Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Judith Collins

Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Bill

Government Bill

120—3

As reported from the committee of the whole House

Contents

Key

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments relating to Queen's Counsel

4 Purpose of this Part

5 Heading above section 117 amended

6 New sections 118 to 119C substituted

Part 2
Amendments relating to other matters

7 Purpose of this Part

Incorporated conveyancing firms and incorporated law firms

8 Interpretation

Appointment of agent to conduct sole practice of lawyer or conveyancing practitioner

9 Schedule 1 amended

Disciplinary Tribunal's and High Court's powers in respect of persons enrolled

9A Striking off and restoration of names by order of Disciplinary Tribunal or High Court

9B Removal from roll if deemed registration ceases in some circumstances

Legal Complaints Review Officer

10 Applications for review

Reducing requirements to notify and report to certain related persons

11 Notice of determination

12 Obligation to report outcomes and recommendations

Quorum for Disciplinary Tribunal interim name suppression orders, etc

13 Quorum

14 Restrictions on publication

Disciplinary Tribunal's jurisdiction over former practitioners

15 Orders that may be made where charge proved

16 Making of order for striking off roll, cancellation of registration, or suspension from practice

Quorum for Disciplinary Tribunal interim name suppression orders, etc

17 Interim suspension from practice

Disciplinary Tribunal's jurisdiction over former practitioners

18 Order for striking off, cancellation of registration, restoration, or suspension to be filed in High Court

19 Notice of order for striking off, cancellation of registration, restoration, or suspension to be published in Gazette

Disciplinary Tribunal's and High Court's powers in respect of persons enrolled

20 Lawyer's name may be struck off on application to High Court

21 High Court may dismiss application, or reserve case for Court of Appeal

22 Inherent jurisdiction of High Court

23 New section 269 substituted

New Zealand Council of Legal Education: Membership

24 Membership

Repeal of spent transitional provisions relating to Disciplinary Tribunal

25 Heading and sections 391 to 393 repealed

Legislative history


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: