Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013

2013/433

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2013

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of October 2013

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

Pursuant to section 114 of the Legal Services Act 2011, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, 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 (No 2) 2013.

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

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule amended
  • In the Schedule, after clause 9, insert:

    9A Out-of-court legal assistance on matters relating to Care of Children Act 2004
    • For providing out-of-court legal assistance on matters relating to the Care of Children Act 2004, the applicant must—

      • (a) have at least 18 months' recent experience working on family cases; and

      • (b) have had substantial and active involvement in at least 5 family cases of various types, including (without limitation) interlocutory hearings, mediation conferences, judicial conferences, and proceedings where witnesses gave oral evidence.

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 come into force the day after notification in the Gazette, amend the Legal Services (Quality Assurance) Regulations 2011 (the principal regulations).

The principal regulations prescribe criteria for people applying for approval to provide various kinds of specified legal services under the Legal Services Act 2011.

These regulations amend the principal regulations so as to prescribe criteria for people applying for approval to provide a further kind of specified legal services—out-of-court legal assistance on matters relating to the Care of Children Act 2004.

The criteria are the same as those already prescribed for specified legal services relating to family law proceedings.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 24 October 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.