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Local regulations

166 Local regulations

(1) The Governor may make regulations (
"local regulations" ), not inconsistent with this Act or the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) , for or with respect to any matter that by this Act or that Law is required or permitted to be prescribed or that is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act or that Law.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the local regulations may make provision for or with respect to--
(a) fixing fees for admission to the Australian legal profession in New South Wales, including--
(i) the manner of paying fees (including the person or body to whom they are payable), and
(ii) the manner of allocating the proceeds of fees between the NSW Admission Board and the Department of Justice, and
(iii) the waiver, postponement or refund of fees, and
(b) prescribing delegates or classes of delegates of local regulatory authorities, as contemplated by section 406 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) , and
(c) exempting an industrial or similar organisation that is registered under prescribed legislation of a jurisdiction or of the Commonwealth, and that is engaged in legal practice in this jurisdiction, from section 10(1) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) but only to the extent (if any) specified in the relevant local regulation, and
(d) prohibiting, regulating or otherwise providing for the receiving or holding of money by or on behalf of a barrister, on account of legal costs for legal services, in advance of the provision by the barrister of the legal services.
(3) A local regulation may create an offence punishable by a penalty not exceeding--
(a) 20 penalty units in the case of an individual, and
(b) 100 penalty units in any other case.
(4) The local regulations may make provision for or with respect to any matters for or with respect to which costs assessment rules may be made.

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