This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 19 May 2014, is made under section 68(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (the Act). A person who is eligible to practise law in a country or jurisdiction specified by an order under section 68(3) of the Act meets, under section 68(1)(b) and (2)(b) of the Act, the following requirements:
the legal qualification requirement in section 66(3)(a) of the Act for the office of Chief Parliamentary Counsel; and
the legal qualification requirement in section 67(2) of the Act for a position as a parliamentary counsel.
Those requirements can also be met under section 68(1)(a) or (2)(a) (by being a lawyer as defined in section 6 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006) or section 68(1)(c) or (2)(c) (by holding a qualification that the Attorney-General or, as the case requires, the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, considers is sufficient for the position).
British Overseas Territories are, in line with Schedule 1 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (UK), listed in Schedule 6 of the British Nationality Act 1981 (UK).
Date of notification in Gazette: 17 April 2014.
This order is administered by the Parliamentary Counsel Office.