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

3 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

Law Society means the New Zealand Law Society continued by section 63 of the Act

legal experience means all or any of the following:

(a)

legal work for a lawyer in sole practice, a partnership of lawyers, or an incorporated law firm:

(b)

legal work as a barrister sole in practice on his or her own account (in the case only of an application by a lawyer to, or for leave of the High Court to, commence practice on his or her own account as a barrister and solicitor):

(c)

legal work as an employee of any of the State services (as defined in section 5 of the Public Service Act 2020):

(d)

legal work as an employee of a local authority (as defined in section 5(1) of the Local Government Act 2002):

(e)

legal work as an employee of a company or other body (whether incorporated or unincorporated):

(f)

work as a member of the legal academic staff (whether or not as an employee) of a university:

(g)

work as a member of Parliament (within the meaning of section 27 of the Electoral Act 1993)

required minimum amount of recent legal experience, for a lawyer, means legal experience of the lawyer that—

(a)

occurs in at least 3 (successive or separated) years in the 5 years immediately before the date of his or her commencing practice on his or her own account; and

(b)

counts only up to a maximum per week of 40 hours (and so excludes all his or her legal experience, if any, after the 40th hour in any week); and

(c)

is, in total, 4830 hours

required subjects, for a lawyer intending to practise on his or her own account in a particular way, means the subjects that (in the Law Society’s view) he or she must know about to be able to do so in accordance with the requirements of—

(a)

the Act (including, without limitation, section 30); and

(b)

all regulations, and all practice rules, made under the Act (including, without limitation, practice rules made under section 94(i) (either alone or with section 108), and regulations made under section 115(g)).

(2)

Any term that is defined in the Act and used, but not defined, in these regulations has the meaning given in the Act.

Regulation 3(1) legal experience: inserted, on 1 October 2012, by regulation 4 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Practice Rules) (Practice on Own Account) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/220).

Regulation 3(1) legal experience paragraph (c): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Regulation 3(1) required minimum amount of recent legal experience: inserted, on 1 October 2012, by regulation 4 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Practice Rules) (Practice on Own Account) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/220).

Regulation 3(1) required subjects: inserted, on 1 October 2012, by regulation 4 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Practice Rules) (Practice on Own Account) Amendment Regulations 2012 (SR 2012/220).