Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Amendment Regulations 2011

2011/269

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Amendment Regulations 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of August 2011

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 114 of the Legal Services Act 2011, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1  Title
  • These regulations are the Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Amendment Regulations 2011.

2  Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3  Principal regulations amended
4  Experience and competence requirements
  • (1) Regulation 6(1) is amended by omitting and category of proceedings (if any).

    (2) Regulation 6(2)(c) is amended by omitting or category of proceedings and substituting of law.

    (3) Regulation 6(3) is amended by omitting or category of proceedings.

    (4) Regulation 6(4) is amended by omitting or category of proceedings.

5  References
6  Conditions on approval
7  Schedule amended
  • Clause 1 of the Schedule is amended by revoking subclause (2) and substituting the following subclause:

    • (2) An applicant who has the experience and competence required for a particular category of criminal proceedings has the experience and competence required for any category of criminal proceedings below that category.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which amend the Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Regulations 2011 (the principal regulations), come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

These regulations correct the principal regulations by removing the words category of proceedings from provisions that refer to an applicant's experience and competence in an area of law or category of proceedings.

These regulations also clarify that an applicant who has the experience and competence to provide legal services or specified legal services for a particular category of criminal proceedings has the experience and competence to provide those services for any lower category of criminal proceedings.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 August 2011.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.