Dated at Wellington this 5th day of June 2015.
President of the New Zealand Law Society.
This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
Rule 14.5.2 provides that a barrister sole may accept direct instructions if he or she is acting in one of a number of listed capacities or matters. The rule is amended by replacing 14.5.2(j) with a new paragraph that refers to
“duty lawyer” rather than
New rule 14.7 sets out the conditions that a barrister sole must comply with in order to take direct instructions. The new rule makes an exception to the obligation to comply with the conditions in criminal proceedings where a client is legally aided or has a pending application for legal aid.
Date of notification in Gazette: 6 August 2015.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.