Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Practice Rules) Regulations 2008

Register of lawyers

10 Register of lawyers
  • (1) The Law Society must establish and maintain a register of lawyers and, as far as practicable, must keep the register accurate and up to date.

    (2) The Law Society must ensure that, as far as practicable, the register is available for inspection by the public on an Internet site at all times.

    (3) With respect to every lawyer, the register must show the following:

    • (a) the lawyer's full name:

    • (b) the lawyer's contact details, which—

      • (i) must include the lawyer's work address, telephone number, and fax number (if any); and

      • (ii) may include any of the following that the lawyer agrees to make available on the register: home address, home or other contact phone number, and work email address:

    • (c) the kind of practising certificate currently held by the lawyer, and when it was issued:

    • (d) when and where the lawyer was admitted:

    • (e) if the lawyer is in practice on his or her own account, whether the lawyer is in sole practice, or is in practice as a partner in a partnership, a shareholder of an incorporated law firm, a director of an incorporated law firm, or an employee:

    • (f) whether the lawyer is an in-house lawyer (as described in the Schedule of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008):

    • (g) whether the lawyer is providing or intends to provide real estate services (as described in the Schedule of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008):

    • (h) whether the lawyer's practising certificate is currently suspended and, if so, when the suspension took effect and when (if known) it will be lifted.

    (4) The register may also contain any other information about individual lawyers if—

    • (a) the Law Society wishes to place the information on the register; and

    • (b) the individual lawyer concerned agrees, in writing, to that information being placed on the register.