Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Practice Rules) Regulations 2008

Practising certificates

4 Criteria for eligibility for practising certificate

(1)

In accordance with the Act, a person is eligible to hold a practising certificate if—

(a)

the person’s name is on the roll; and

(b)

the person is a fit and proper person to hold a practising certificate; and

(c)

the person has paid, or is up to date with payment of, all required fees and other charges referred to in regulation 5(4); and

(d)

the person does not hold, and has not applied to hold, a practising certificate as a conveyancing practitioner; and

(e)

the person meets the criteria for eligibility, as set out in subclause (2).

(2)

The criteria for eligibility for a practising certificate (as required by section 94(a) of the Act to be set out in practice rules) are as follows:

(a)

the person has made a written undertaking to comply with the fundamental obligations of lawyers, as set out in section 4 of the Act:

(b)

the person has disclosed to the Law Society any circumstances that would or might make him or her not a fit and proper person to hold a practising certificate:

(c)

the person has complied, or is complying, with any applicable orders of a Standards Committee, the Legal Complaints Review Officer, and the Disciplinary Tribunal.