This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend the Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Regulations 2011 (the principal regulations).
The regulations do the following 3 things:
amend terminology to bring the regulations into line with the Criminal Procedure Act 2011:
make changes to the experience requirements for the duty solicitor scheme, and change the name of the scheme to the duty lawyer scheme:
introduce a new requirement for the Secretary to be satisfied that applicants are fit and proper persons.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.