Legal Services Act 2011

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81 Obligations relating to professional conduct

(1)

The fact that a provider provides legal aid services or specified legal services under this Act does not in any way affect that provider’s obligations under any rules or codes of conduct of any professional body to which that provider belongs.

(2)

The fact that a lawyer provides legal aid services or specified legal services under this Act does not in any way affect—

(a)

his or her rights, obligations, responsibilities, or duties as a lawyer; or

(b)

the relationship between, or the rights of, the lawyer and his or her client or any privilege arising out of that relationship.

(3)

Subsections (1) and (2) are subject to any express provisions of this Act.

Compare: 2000 No 42 s 65