Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008

Unauthorised practice of law


If a lawyer learns that a person is committing an offence by—


providing unauthorised services in reserved areas of work; or


providing unauthorised conveyancing services; or


providing legal services in breach of any of sections 21, 22, or 23 of the Act (which relate to persons, not being lawyers, engaging in misleading conduct regarding their right or qualifications to practise law)—

the lawyer must immediately report the matter to the Law Society and, unless it is contrary to the interests of the lawyer’s client, refuse to deal with that person.