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LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ACT 1981 - NOTES

Legislative history

Notes

• This version is comprised of the following:

Part 1

1.3.2018

Part 2

1.7.2014

Part 2A

1.2.2018

Part 3

1.2.2018

Part 4

13.11.2016

Part 5

1.7.2014

Part 6

30.7.2017

Part 8

25.9.2014

Sch 1

13.11.2016

Sch 2

13.11.2016

Sch 3

1.3.2018

Sch 4

13.11.2016

Sch 5

13.11.2016

• Please note—References in the legislation to other legislation or instruments or to titles of bodies or offices are not automatically updated as part of the program for the revision and publication of legislation and therefore may be obsolete.

• Earlier versions of this Act (historical versions) are listed at the end of the legislative history.

• For further information relating to the Act and subordinate legislation made under the Act see the Index of South Australian Statutes or www.legislation.sa.gov.au.

Legislation repealed by principal Act

The Legal Practitioners Act 1981 repealed the following:

Legal Practitioners Act 1936

Principal Act and amendments

New entries appear in bold.

Year

No

Title

Assent

Commencement

1981

59

Legal Practitioners Act 1981

25.6.1981

1.3.1982 (Gazette 25.2.1982 p508)

1982

8

Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1982

25.2.1982

1.3.1982: s 2

1985

3

Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1985

7.3.1985

6.6.1985 (Gazette 23.5.1985 p1690)

1985

119

Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1985

10.11.1985

10.11.1985

1986

50

Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1986

11.9.1986

1.10.1986 (Gazette 25.9.1986 p1083)

1987

84

Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1987

27.11.1987

3.12.1987 except s 4—1.2.1988 (Gazette 3.12.1987 p1733)

1987

90

Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987

10.12.1987

10.12.1987

1988

13

Strata Titles Act 1988

7.4.1988

1.9.1988 (Gazette 21.7.1988 p420)

1989

70

Legal Practitioners Act Amendment Act 1989

29.10.1989

9.11.1989 (Gazette 9.11.1989 p1452)

1990

23

Statute Law Revision Act 1990

26.4.1990

Sch 5—1.8.1990 (Gazette 12.7.1990 p257)

1990

54

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1990

22.11.1990

Sch 2—1.8.1990: s 2(2)

1991

25

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1991

18.4.1991

6.6.1991 (Gazette 6.6.1991 p1774)

1991

49

Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991

21.11.1991

6.7.1992 (Gazette 25.6.1992 p1869)

1992

27

Legal Practitioners (Litigation Assistance Fund) Amendment Act 1992

14.5.1992

28.5.1992 (Gazette 28.5.1992 p1510)

1993

22

Legal Practitioners (Reform) Amendment Act 1993

8.4.1993

6.5.1993 except s 10—1.1.1994 (Gazette 6.5.1993 p1576)

1993

92

Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio No. 2) Act 1993

4.11.1993

Pt 2 (s 3)—4.11.1993

1994

17

State Bank (Corporatisation) Act 1994

12.5.1994

Sch 4—1.7.1994 (Gazette 23.6.1994 p1784)

1996

10

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1996

11.4.1996

9.5.1996 (Gazette 2.5.1996 p2396) except s 6—13.6.1996 (Gazette 13.6.1996 p2918)

1996

38

Statutes Amendment (Community Titles) Act 1996

9.5.1996

s 11—4.11.1996 (Gazette 31.10.1996 p1460)

1996

88

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous No. 2) Amendment Act 1996

12.12.1996

1.1.1997 (Gazette 19.12.1996 p1923)

1997

13

Legal Practitioners (Membership of Board and Tribunal) Amendment Act 1997

27.3.1997

1.3.1982 except s 6—9.5.1996 and except s 4—27.3.1997: s 2

1998

12

Legal Practitioners (Qualifications) Amendment Act 1998

2.4.1998

1.2.1999 (Gazette 28.1.1999 p587)

1998

50

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1998

3.9.1998

1.2.1999 (Gazette 28.1.1999 p587)

1999

33

Financial Sector Reform (South Australia) Act 1999

17.6.1999

Sch (item 33)—1.7.1999 being the date specified under s 3(16) of the Financial Sector Reform (Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1999 of the Commonwealth as the transfer date for the purposes of that Act: s 2(2)

1999

84

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1999

2.12.1999

1.1.2000 (Gazette 16.12.1999 p3328)

2000

70

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2000

7.12.2000

7.12.2000

2001

23

Statutes Amendment (Corporations) Act 2001

14.6.2001

Pt 20 (ss 81—83)—15.7.2001 being the day on which the Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth came into operation: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. S 285, 13.7.2001 (Gazette 21.6.2001 p2270)

2003

16

Legal Practitioners (Insurance) Amendment Act 2003

19.6.2003

19.6.2003

2003

55

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2003

4.12.2003

11.12.2003 (Gazette 11.12.2003 p4430)

2006

17

Statutes Amendment (New Rules of Civil Procedure) Act 2006

6.7.2006

Pt 45 (ss 155—157)—4.9.2006 (Gazette 17.8.2006 p2831)

2006

43

Statutes Amendment (Domestic Partners) Act 2006

14.12.2006

Pt 51 (ss 145—147)—1.6.2007 (Gazette 26.4.2007 p1352)

2009

84

Statutes Amendment (Public Sector Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

10.12.2009

Pt 81 (s 193)—1.2.2010 (Gazette 28.1.2010 p320)

2010

12

Trustee Companies (Commonwealth Regulation) Amendment Act 2010

5.8.2010

Sch 1 (cl 6)—20.12.2010 (Gazette 9.12.2010 p5580)

2011

11

Statutes Amendment (Personal Property Securities) Act 2011

14.4.2011

Pt 13 (s 41)—30.1.2012 (Gazette 15.12.2011 p4988)

2012

52

Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012

6.12.2012

Sch 3 (cl 21)—1.9.2013 (Gazette 23.5.2013 p2006)

2013

16

Statutes Amendment (Directors' Liability) Act 2013

23.5.2013

Pt 33 (s 63)—17.6.2013 (Gazette 6.6.2013 p2498)

2013

44

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2013

3.10.2013

Pt 1 (ss 1—3) & Sch 2 (cll 5, 13 & 15)—21.4.2014 (Gazette 17.4.2014 p1526); Pt 2 (ss 4—61), Sch 1 & Sch 2 (cll 6—12, 14 & 16—18)—1.7.2014 (Gazette 5.6.2014 p2241)

2014

9

Statutes Amendment (Legal Practitioners) Act 2014

25.9.2014

Pt 3 (ss 5—9) & Sch 1—25.9.2014: s 2

2014

25

Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio) Act 2014

11.12.2014

Pt 6 (s 12)—1.4.2015 (Gazette 19.2.2015 p793)

2016

42

Notaries Public Act 2016

29.9.2016

Sch 1 (cll 2—6)—1.2.2018 (Gazette 28.11.2017 p4752)

2016

44

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2016

29.9.2016

13.11.2016 (Gazette 10.11.2016 p4392) except ss 15 & 16—30.7.2017 (Gazette 25.7.2017 p2941)

2017

70

Statutes Amendment (Attorney-General's Portfolio No 3) Act 2017

12.12.2017

Pt 6 (ss 11 & 12)—1.3.2018 (Gazette 6.2.2018 p610)

Provisions amended

New entries appear in bold.

Entries that relate to provisions that have been deleted appear in italics.

Provision

How varied

Commencement

Long title

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 1



ss 2—4

deleted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 5



s 5(1)

s 5 redesignated as s 5(1) by 50/1998 s 3(m)

1.2.1999

approved auditor

amended by 10/1996 s 3(a)

9.5.1996


substituted by 12/1998 s 3(a)

1.2.1999


deleted by 44/2016 s 4(1)

13.11.2016

associate

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(1)

1.7.2014

Australian Government Solicitor

inserted by 119/1985 s 2

10.11.1985

bank

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 17/1994 Sch 4 cl 5

1.7.1994


inserted by 50/1998 s 3(a)

1.2.1999


deleted by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(a))

1.7.1999

banking account

deleted by 50/1998 s 3(a)

1.2.1999

Board

inserted in 10/1996 s 3(b)

9.5.1996


deleted by 44/2013 s 4(2)

1.7.2014

Chief Executive

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(2)

1.7.2014

Chief Justice

inserted by 12/1998 s 3(b)

1.2.1999

the combined trust account

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Commissioner

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(3)

1.7.2014

the Committee

deleted by 10/1996 s 3(c)

9.5.1996

community legal centre

inserted by 70/1989 s 3

9.11.1989


substituted by 44/2013 s 4(3)

1.7.2014

company

substituted by 55/2003 s 4

11.12.2003


deleted by 44/2013 s 4(4)

1.7.2014

conduct

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(b)

1.2.1999

conviction

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(5)

1.7.2014

corporation

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(5)

1.7.2014

corresponding authority

inserted by 9/2014 s 5

25.9.2014

corresponding disciplinary body

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(5)

1.7.2014

corresponding law

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(b)

1.2.1999


substituted by 70/2017 s 11

1.3.2018

director

substituted by 44/2013 s 4(6)

1.7.2014

document

inserted by 10/1996 s 3(d)

9.5.1996

domestic partner

inserted by 43/2006 s 145(1)

1.6.2007

the Executive Director

deleted by 44/2013 s 4(7)

1.7.2014

Fidelity Fund

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(7)

1.7.2014

fiduciary or professional default

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 3(c)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 4(8)

1.7.2014

the guarantee fund

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 44/2013 s 4(9)

1.7.2014

incorporated legal practice

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(9)

1.7.2014

interstate legal practitioner

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(d)

1.2.1999

interstate practising certificate

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(d)

1.2.1999

jurisdiction

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(10)

1.7.2014

law practice

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(10)

1.7.2014


amended by 44/2016 s 4(2), (3)

13.11.2016

legal practitioner

amended by 50/1998 s 3(e)

1.2.1999


(b) deleted by 44/2013 s 4(11)

1.7.2014

legal practitioner director

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(12)

1.7.2014

legal profession rules

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(12)

1.7.2014

legal services

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(12)

1.7.2014

local legal practitioner

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(f)

1.2.1999

LPEAC

inserted by 12/1998 s 3(c)

1.2.1999

money

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(b))

1.7.1999

mortgage financing

inserted by 84/1999 s 3(a)

1.1.2000

officer

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(13)

1.7.2014

participating State

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(g)

1.2.1999

partner

inserted by 44/2016 s 4(4)

13.11.2016

practise the profession of the law

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(g)

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 4(14)

1.7.2014

principal

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(15)

1.7.2014

professional mentoring agreement

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(15)

1.7.2014

professional misconduct

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(15)

1.7.2014

professional obligations

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(15)

1.7.2014

Regulator

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(15)

1.7.2014

regulatory authority

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(h)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 4(16)

1.7.2014

related body corporate

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(17)

1.7.2014

the repealed Act

deleted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

the Secretary

deleted by 10/1996 s 3(e)

9.5.1996

serious offence

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(17)

1.7.2014

show cause event

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(17)

1.7.2014

sole practitioner

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(17)

1.7.2014

spouse

inserted by 43/2006 s 145(2)

1.6.2007

State

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(i)

1.2.1999

the statutory interest account

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

tax offence

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(18)

1.7.2014

trust account

amended by 50/1998 s 3(j)

1.2.1999


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(c))

1.7.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 4(19)

1.7.2014

trustee company

inserted by 12/2010 Sch 1 cl 6

20.12.2010

trust money

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 84/1999 s 3(b)

1.1.2000


substituted by 44/2013 s 4(20)

1.7.2014

unprofessional conduct

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 50/1998 s 3(k)

1.2.1999


deleted by 44/2013 s 4(21)

1.7.2014

unrestricted practising certificate

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(22)

1.7.2014

unsatisfactory conduct

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(l)

1.2.1999


deleted by 44/2013 s 4(22)

1.7.2014

unsatisfactory professional conduct

inserted by 44/2013 s 4(22)

1.7.2014

s 5(2)

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(m)

1.2.1999

s 5(3)

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(m)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2016 s 4(5)

13.11.2016

s 5(4)

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(m)

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 4(23)

1.7.2014

s 5(5)

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(m)

1.2.1999


amended by 23/2001 s 81

15.7.2001


amended by 43/2006 s 145(3), (4)

1.6.2007


deleted by 44/2013 s 4(23)

1.7.2014

s 5(6)

inserted by 50/1998 s 3(m)

1.2.1999

s 5A

inserted by 44/2013 s 5

1.7.2014

s 5A(1)

amended by 44/2016 s 5(1)

13.11.2016

s 5A(3)

amended by 44/2016 s 5(2)—(4)

13.11.2016

s 6

substituted by 22/1993 s 3

6.5.1993

s 6(3a)

inserted by 55/2003 s 5

11.12.2003


amended by 44/2013 s 6

1.7.2014

Pt 2



Pt 2 Div 1

heading inserted by 27/1992 s 3

28.5.1992

s 7



s 7(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 7(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 4

9.5.1996

s 7(2a) and (2b)

inserted by 10/1996 s 4

9.5.1996

s 7(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 8



s 8(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 4

1.2.1999

s 8(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 7(1)

1.7.2014

s 8(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 7(2)

1.7.2014

s 9



s 9(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 9(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 5

1.2.1999

s 11



s 11(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 11(2)

amended by 88/1996 s 3

1.1.1997


amended by 23/2001 s 82

15.7.2001

s 12



s 12(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 12(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 8

1.7.2014

s 12(3) and (5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 12(6)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 6

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 8

1.7.2014

s 13



s 13(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 7

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 9(1)

1.7.2014

s 13(3)

inserted by 44/2013 s 9(2)

1.7.2014

s 14



s 14(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 8

1.2.1999


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(d))

1.7.1999

s 14(2) and (3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 2 Div 2

inserted by 27/1992 s 4

28.5.1992

s 14A



s 14AB(1)

amended by 44/2013 s 10(1)—(3), Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 14AB(2)

amended by 44/2013 s 10(2)

1.7.2014

s 14A(4)

inserted by 22/1993 s 4

6.5.1993

Pt 2 Div 3

inserted by 50/1998 s 9

1.2.1999

Pt 2A

inserted by 12/1998 s 4

1.2.1999

s 14B



s 14B(5)

amended by 44/2013 s 11

1.7.2014

s 14C



s 14C(1)

amended by 44/2013 s 12

1.7.2014


amended by 42/2016 Sch 1 cl 2

1.2.2018

s 14E



s 14E(1)

amended by 44/2013 s 13

1.7.2014

Pt 3



Pt 3 Div 1



s 15



s 15(1)

s 15 amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


s 15 amended and redesignated as s 15(1) by 12/1998 s 5(a), (b)

1.2.1999


(b) deleted by 55/2003 s 6

11.12.2003


amended by 44/2013 s 14(1)

1.7.2014

s 15(1a)

inserted by 44/2013 s 14(2)

1.7.2014

s 15(2)—(5)

inserted by 12/1998 s 5(b)

1.2.1999

Pt 3 Div 2



s 16



s 16(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 10

1.2.1999

s 16(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 5(a)

9.5.1996


amended by 43/2006 s 146(1), (2)

1.6.2007


substituted by 44/2013 s 15(1)

1.7.2014

s 16(3) and (4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 44/2013 s 15(1)

1.7.2014

s 16(5)

amended by 90/1987 s 2

10.12.1987

s 16(6)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

prescribed relative

amended by 10/1996 s 5(b)

9.5.1996


amended by 43/2006 s 146(3)

1.6.2007

putative spouse

deleted by 43/2006 s 146(4)

1.6.2007

s 16(6)

substituted by 44/2013 s 15(2)

1.7.2014

s 17



s 17(1) and (2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 17A

inserted by 22/1993 s 5

6.5.1993


substituted by 12/1998 s 6

1.2.1999

s 17A(8)

inserted by 42/2016 Sch 1 cl 3

1.2.2018

s 18



s 18(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 55/2003 s 7(1)

11.12.2003

s 18(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 55/2003 s 7(2)

11.12.2003

s 18(2a)

inserted by 44/2013 s 16

1.7.2014

s 18(3)

inserted by 3/1985 s 3

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 55/2003 s 7(3)

11.12.2003

s 19



s 19(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 92/1993 s 3

4.11.1993


substituted by 16/2003 s 3

19.6.2003

s 20



s 20(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 20AA

inserted by 50/1998 s 11

1.2.1999

s 20A

inserted by 8/1982 s 3

1.3.1982


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 12/1998 s 7

1.2.1999

Pt 3 Divs 2A—2C

inserted by 44/2013 s 17

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 3



s 21



s 21(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 12(a)

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 18(1)

1.7.2014

s 21(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 12(b)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 18(2)

1.7.2014

s 21(3)

amended by 119/1985 s 3

10.11.1985


amended by 13/1988 Sch 1

1.9.1988


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 49/1991 Sch 2

6.7.1992


amended by 38/1996 s 11

4.11.1996


amended by 12/1998 s 14 (Sch)

1.2.1999


(h) deleted by 12/1998 s 14 (Sch)

1.2.1999


amended by 70/2000 s 2(a), (b)

7.12.2000


amended by 55/2003 s 8(1), (2)

11.12.2003


(t) deleted by 55/2003 s 8(3)

11.12.2003


amended by 11/2011 s 41

30.1.2012


amended by 42/2016 Sch 1 cl 4

1.2.2018

s 21(3a)

inserted by 50/1998 s 12(c)

1.2.1999

s 21(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 22/1993 s 6

6.5.1993


amended by 50/1998 s 12(d)—(f)

1.2.1999

s 21(4a)

inserted by 44/2013 s 18(3)

1.7.2014

s 21(5)



approved professional indemnity insurance

inserted by 55/2003 s 8(4)

11.12.2003

business

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 12/1998 s 14 (Sch)

1.2.1999

loan instrument

inserted by 70/2000 s 2(c)

7.12.2000

tribunal

amended by 52/2012 Sch 3 cl 21

1.9.2013

s 22

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 13

1.2.1999

s 23



s 23(1)—(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 23AA

inserted by 84/1999 s 4

1.1.2000

s 23AA(7)

amended by 44/2013 s 19

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 3A

inserted by 50/1998 s 14

1.2.1999

s 23B



s 23B(3)

substituted by 55/2003 s 9

11.12.2003

s 23B(4)

amended by 44/2013 s 20

1.7.2014

s 23D



s 23D(4)

amended by 44/2013 s 21

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 3B

inserted by 44/2013 s 22

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 4 before substitution by 44/2013



s 24



s 24(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 24(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 25

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 26

deleted by 50/1986 s 3

1.10.1986

s 27

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 16/2013 s 63

17.6.2013

s 28

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 29



s 29(1)

s 29 redesignated as s 29(1) by 3/1985 s 4

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 29(2)

inserted by 3/1985 s 4

6.6.1985


deleted by 12/1998 s 8

1.2.1999

s 29(3)

inserted by 3/1985 s 4

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 12/1998 s 8

1.2.1999

s 30

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 12/1998 s 14 (Sch)

1.2.1999


substituted by 23/2001 s 83

15.7.2001

Pt 3 Div 4

substituted by 44/2013 s 23

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 5 before substitution by 44/2013



s 30A

inserted by 50/1998 s 15

1.2.1999

s 31



s 31(1) and (2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 31(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 16(a)

1.2.1999

s 31(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 31(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 16(b)

1.2.1999

s 31(6)

substituted by 3/1985 s 5

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(e))

1.7.1999

s 31(6a)

inserted by 3/1985 s 5

6.6.1985

s 31(7)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 31(7a)

inserted by 10/1996 s 6

13.6.1996

s 31(8)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 31(9)—(11)

inserted by 70/1989 s 4

9.11.1989

s 32



s 32(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(f))

1.7.1999

s 32(2)

amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(f))

1.7.1999

s 33



s 33(1)

s 33 redesignated as s 33(1) by 3/1985 s 6

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


amended by 12/1998 s 9(a)

1.2.1999

s 33(2)

inserted by 3/1985 s 6

6.6.1985


deleted by 12/1998 s 9(b)

1.2.1999


inserted by 55/2003 s 10

11.12.2003

s 33(3)

inserted by 3/1985 s 6

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 12/1998 s 9(b)

1.2.1999

s 33A

inserted by 50/1998 s 17

1.2.1999

s 34

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 7

9.5.1996


substituted by 50/1998 s 18

1.2.1999

s 35

amended by 3/1985 s 7

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 54/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 2)

1.8.1990


amended by 22/1993 s 7

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 ss 8, 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


substituted by 50/1998 s 18

1.2.1999

s 35(1)

amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(g))

1.7.1999

s 35(4)



financial institution

amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(h))

1.7.1999

s 36

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(i))

1.7.1999

s 37



s 37(1)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 19(a)

1.2.1999

s 37(1a)

inserted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 37(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 37(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 37(4)

inserted by 22/1993 s 8

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 s 9

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 19(b), (c)

1.2.1999


amended by 70/2000 s 3

7.12.2000

s 37(5)

inserted by 22/1993 s 8

6.5.1993

s 38

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


amended by 12/1998 s 10

1.2.1999


amended by 50/1998 s 20

1.2.1999

Pt 3 Div 5

substituted by 44/2013 s 24

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 6



s 39



s 39(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 10

9.5.1996


substituted by 44/2013 s 25(1)

1.7.2014

s 39(2)

amended by 10/1996 s 10

9.5.1996

s 39(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 25(2), (3)

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 7



s 40



s 40(2) and (3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 3 Div 8 before substitution by 44/2013



s 41



s 41(1) and (2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 41(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 41(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 42



s 42(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 42(1a)

inserted by 3/1985 s 8

6.6.1985

s 42(1b)

inserted by 3/1985 s 8

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 42(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 42(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 11

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 21

1.2.1999

s 42(6)

substituted by 22/1993 s 9

6.5.1993

s 43

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 3 Div 8

substituted by 44/2013 s 26

1.7.2014

Pt 3 Div 9



s 43A

inserted by 50/1998 s 22

1.2.1999

legal practitioner

amended by 44/2013 s 27

1.7.2014

s 44



s 44(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 44(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 50/1998 s 23(a)

1.2.1999

s 44(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 23(b)—(d)

1.2.1999


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(j))

1.7.1999

s 44(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(k))

1.7.1999

s 44(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 44(6)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 44(7)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 44(9)

deleted by 50/1998 s 23(e)

1.2.1999

s 44(10)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 50/1998 s 23(e)

1.2.1999

s 45



s 45(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 45(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 24(a), (b)

1.2.1999


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(l))

1.7.1999

s 45(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 24(c)

1.2.1999

s 45(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 12

9.5.1996

s 45(5)

inserted by 50/1998 s 24(d)

1.2.1999

s 46



s 46(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 47



s 47(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 47(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 48



s 48(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 48(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 48(3)

amended by 44/2013 s 28

1.7.2014

s 48(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 48(5a)

inserted by 50/1998 s 25

1.2.1999

s 48(6)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 48(7)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 3 Div 10



heading

substituted by 44/2013 s 29

1.7.2014

s 49



s 49(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 13

9.5.1996


(a) deleted by 44/2013 s 30(1)

1.7.2014


amended by 44/2013 s 30(2)

1.7.2014

s 49(1a)

inserted by 10/1996 s 13

9.5.1996


amended by 44/2013 s 30(3), (4)

1.7.2014

s 49(1b)

inserted by 44/2013 s 30(5)

1.7.2014

s 49(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 49(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

Pt 3 Div 11



s 50



s 50(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 50(3)

amended by 44/2013 s 31

1.7.2014

s 50(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 50(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

Pt 3 Div 12



s 51



s 51(1)

amended by 119/1985 s 4

10.11.1985


amended by 70/1989 s 5

9.11.1989


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 25/1991 s 3

6.6.1991


amended by 49/1991 Sch 2

6.7.1992


amended by 50/1998 s 26

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 32(1), (2)

1.7.2014

s 51(2) and (3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 3 Div 13



s 52

amended by 3/1985 s 9

6.6.1985


substituted by 84/1987 s 3

3.12.1987

s 52(1)

amended by 44/2013 s 33(1)

1.7.2014

s 52(2)

amended by 44/2013 s 33(2)

1.7.2014

s 52(3)

substituted by 22/1993 s 10

1.1.1994


amended by 44/2013 s 33(3)

1.7.2014

s 52(4)

substituted by 22/1993 s 10

1.1.1994

s 52(5)



legal practitioner

amended by 44/2013 s 33(4), (5)

1.7.2014

professional indemnity insurance

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 33(6)

1.7.2014

s 52AA

inserted by 50/1998 s 27

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 34

1.7.2014

s 52AA(4)

amended by 25/2014 s 12

1.4.2015

s 52AAB

inserted by 50/1998 s 27

1.2.1999

Pt 3 Div 14

inserted by 12/1998 s 11

1.2.1999

Pt 4



Pt 4 Div 1



s 52B

inserted by 44/2013 s 35

1.7.2014

s 53 before substitution by 44/2013



s 53(1)

amended by 84/1987 s 4(a)

1.2.1988


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 22/1993 s 11(a)

6.5.1993

s 53(1a)

inserted by 22/1993 s 11(a)

6.5.1993


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(m))

1.7.1999

s 53(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 22/1993 s 11(a)

6.5.1993


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(n))

1.7.1999

s 53(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 53(4)

substituted by 50/1986 s 4(a)

1.10.1986


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 22/1993 s 11(b)

6.5.1993

s 53(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 53(6)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 28

1.2.1999

s 53(7) and (8)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 22/1993 s 11(c)

6.5.1993

s 53(9)

substituted by 84/1987 s 4(b)

1.2.1988


substituted by 22/1993 s 11(c)

6.5.1993

s 53(10)

substituted by 22/1993 s 11(c)

6.5.1993

s 53(11) and (12)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 22/1993 s 11(c)

6.5.1993

s 53(13)

inserted by 50/1986 s 4(b)

1.10.1986


substituted by 22/1993 s 11(c)

6.5.1993


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(o))

1.7.1999

s 53(14)

inserted by 22/1993 s 11(c)

6.5.1993


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(p))

1.7.1999

s 53

substituted by 44/2013 s 35

1.7.2014

s 53(6)

amended by 44/2016 s 6

13.11.2016

s 54

amended by 3/1985 s 10

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 22/1993 s 12

6.5.1993

s 55

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 2 Div 2



s 56



s 56(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 56(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 22/1993 s 13

6.5.1993

s 56(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 56(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 56(6)

amended by 84/1987 s 5

3.12.1987


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

Pt 4 Div 3



heading

substituted by 44/2013 s 36

1.7.2014

s 57



s 57(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 44/2013 s 37(1)

1.7.2014

s 57(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 37(2)

1.7.2014

s 57(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 ss 14, 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 29(a)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 37(2)—(4)

1.7.2014


amended by 9/2014 s 6(1)

25.9.2014


(ca) deleted by 9/2014 s 6(1)

25.9.2014

s 57(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 22/1993 s 14

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 88/1996 s 4

1.1.1997


amended by 12/1998 s 12

1.2.1999


amended by 50/1998 s 29(b), (c)

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 37(5)

1.7.2014


amended by 9/2014 s 6(2)

25.9.2014

s 57(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 37(2)

1.7.2014

s 57(6)

inserted by 70/1989 s 6

9.11.1989


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 44/2013 s 37(2), (6)

1.7.2014

Pt 4 Div 4



s 57A

inserted by 3/1985 s 11

6.6.1985

s 57A(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(q))

1.7.1999

s 57A(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 57A(3)—(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 57A(6)

deleted by 70/1989 s 7

9.11.1989

s 58



s 58(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 58(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 59

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 5



heading

amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 60



s 60(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 30(a)

1.2.1999

s 60(1a)

inserted by 44/2013 s 38(1)

1.7.2014

s 60(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 15

9.5.1996

s 60(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 60(4)

amended by 3/1985 s 12

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 22/1993 s 15

6.5.1993


amended by 50/1998 s 30(b)

1.2.1999

s 60(5)

inserted by 50/1998 s 30(c)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 38(2)

1.7.2014

s 60A

inserted by 50/1998 s 31

1.2.1999

s 61



s 61(1)

amended by 44/2013 s 39

1.7.2014

s 61(2) and (3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 62



s 62(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 32

1.2.1999

s 62(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 63



s 63(1) and (2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 63(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 33

1.2.1999

s 63(5) and (7)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 64



s 64(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 64(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 40, Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 64(3)—(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 64A

inserted by 44/2013 s 41

1.7.2014

s 65

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 66

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 84/1999 s 5

1.1.2000

s 66(1)

substituted by 44/2013 s 42(1)

1.7.2014

s 66(2)

amended by 44/2013 s 42(2), Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 67



s 67(1)

amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 67(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 67A

inserted by 22/1993 s 16

6.5.1993

s 67A(2)

substituted by 44/2013 s 43

1.7.2014

Pt 6



Pt 6 Div 1 before substitution by 44/2013

heading amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 68



s 68(1)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 16

9.5.1996

s 68(1a)—(1c)

inserted by 10/1996 s 16

9.5.1996

s 68(2) and (3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 68(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 22/1993 s 17

6.5.1993

s 68(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 68(6)—(8)

inserted by 27/1992 s 5

28.5.1992


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 69



s 69(1)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 69(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 69(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 13/1997 s 3

1.3.1982

s 69(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 70



s 70(1)—(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 70(6)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 25/1991 s 4

6.6.1991


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 71



s 71(1) and (2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 72

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 17

9.5.1996

s 73



s 73(1)

s 73 amended and redesignated as s 73(1) by 3/1985 s 13

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 22/1993 s 8(a), (b)

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1), s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 34(a), (b)

1.2.1999

s 73(2)

inserted by 3/1985 s 13(b)

6.6.1985


amended by 70/1989 s 8

9.11.1989


amended by 22/1993 s 18(c)

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 s 18

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 34(c)—(e)

1.2.1999

s 73(3)

inserted by 50/1998 s 34(f)

1.2.1999

s 73A

inserted by 50/1998 s 35

1.2.1999

Pt 6 Div 1

substituted by 44/2013 s 44

1.7.2014

s 67B

inserted by 44/2016 s 7

13.11.2016

Pt 6 Div 2 before substitution by 44/2013

heading amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

Pt 6 Div 2 Subdiv 1

heading inserted by 50/1998 s 36

1.2.1999

s 74



s 74(1)

amended by 22/1993 s 19

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 ss 19(a), 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


substituted by 50/1998 s 37(a)

1.2.1999

s 74(2)

substituted by 10/1996 s 19(b)

9.5.1996

s 74(3)

inserted by 50/1998 s 37(b)

1.2.1999

s 75



s 75(1)

amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 75(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 50/1998 s 38

1.2.1999

s 75(3)

amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

heading preceding s 76

inserted by 22/1993 s 20

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 s 20

9.5.1996


deleted by 50/1998 s 39

1.2.1999

Pt 6 Div 2 Subdiv 2

heading inserted by 50/1998 s 39

1.2.1999

s 76



s 76(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 21(a)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 40(a), (b)

1.2.1999

s 76(1a)

inserted by 10/1996 s 21(a)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 40(c)

1.2.1999

s 76(1b)

inserted by 10/1996 s 21(a)

9.5.1996

s 76(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 40(d), (e)

1.2.1999

s 76(3)

amended by 3/1985 s 14(a)

6.6.1985


substituted by 10/1996 s 21(b)

9.5.1996

s 76(4)

amended by 3/1985 s 14(b)

6.6.1985


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 21(b)

9.5.1996

s 76(4a)

inserted by 10/1996 s 21(b)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 40(f)

1.2.1999

s 76(4b)

inserted by 10/1996 s 21(b)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 40(g)

1.2.1999

s 76(5)

inserted by 3/1985 s 14(c)

6.6.1985

financial institution

inserted by 22/1993 s 21(a)

6.5.1993


substituted by 50/1998 s 40(h)

1.2.1999


amended by 33/1999 Sch (item 33(r))

1.7.1999

prescribed person

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 22/1993 s 21(b)

6.5.1993


amended by 10/1996 s 21(c)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 40(i)—(k)

1.2.1999

Pt 6 Div 2 Subdiv 3

heading inserted by 50/1998 s 41

1.2.1999

s 77



s 77(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 ss 22(a), 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


substituted by 50/1998 s 42(a)

1.2.1999

s 77(2)

amended by 10/1996 s 22(b)

9.5.1996


deleted by 50/1998 s 42(b)

1.2.1999

s 77(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 10/1996 s 22(c)

9.5.1996

s 77(4)

inserted by 70/1989 s 9

9.11.1989


amended by 10/1996 ss 22(d), (e), 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


substituted by 50/1998 s 42(c)

1.2.1999

s 77(5)

inserted by 70/1989 s 9

9.11.1989


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 77(6)

inserted by 70/1989 s 9

9.11.1989

s 77AA

inserted by 50/1998 s 43

1.2.1999

s 77AB

inserted by 50/1998 s 43

1.2.1999

s 77AB(1)

amended by 55/2003 s 11(1)—(3)

11.12.2003

heading preceding s 77A

inserted by 22/1993 s 22

6.5.1993


deleted by 50/1998 s 44

1.2.1999

Pt 6 Div 2 Subdiv 4

heading inserted by 50/1998 s 44

1.2.1999

s 77A

inserted by 22/1993 s 22

6.5.1993

s 77A(1) and (2)

amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

s 77A(3)

substituted by 10/1996 s 23

9.5.1996

s 77A(4)

amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 77A(5)

amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

Pt 6 Div 2 Subdiv 5

inserted by 50/1998 s 45

1.2.1999

Pt 6 Div 2

substituted by 44/2013 s 44

1.7.2014

s 77



s 77(4)

inserted by 44/2016 s 8

13.11.2016

s 77B



s 77B(2)

amended by 44/2016 s 9(1), (2)

13.11.2016

s 77B(3a)—(3c)

inserted by 44/2016 s 9(3)

13.11.2016

s 77D



s 77D(1)

amended by 44/2016 s 10

13.11.2016

s 77H



s 77H(2)

amended by 9/2014 s 7

25.9.2014


amended by 44/2016 s 11(1)

13.11.2016

s 77H(2a)

inserted by 44/2016 s 11(2)

13.11.2016

s 77K



s 77K(3a)—(3c)

inserted by 44/2016 s 12

13.11.2016

s 77N



s 77N(6)

amended by 44/2016 s 13(1)

13.11.2016

s 77N(7)

amended by 44/2016 s 13(2)

13.11.2016

s 77N(8)

amended by 44/2016 s 13(3)

13.11.2016

Pt 6 Div 3



s 78



s 78(1)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 78(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 22/1993 s 23(a)

6.5.1993


amended by 13/1997 s 4(a)

27.3.1997


amended by 44/2013 s 45(1)

1.7.2014

s 78(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 22/1993 s 23(b)

6.5.1993


inserted by 13/1997 s 4(b)

27.3.1997


amended by 44/2013 s 45(2)

1.7.2014

s 78(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 44/2013 s 45(3), (4)

1.7.2014

s 78(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 79



s 79(1)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 79(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 22/1993 s 24

6.5.1993

s 79(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 79(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 13/1997 s 5

1.3.1982

s 79(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 55/2003 s 12

11.12.2003

s 79(6)

inserted by 10/1996 s 24

9.5.1996

s 80



s 80(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 46(a)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 46(1)

1.7.2014

s 80(1a)

inserted by 50/1998 s 46(b)

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 46(2)

1.7.2014

s 80(1b) and (1c)

inserted by 44/2013 s 46(2)

1.7.2014

s 80(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 80(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 25

9.5.1996


amended by 13/1997 s 6

9.5.1996

s 80(4a)

inserted by 10/1996 s 25

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 46(c)

1.2.1999

s 80(4b)

inserted by 10/1996 s 25

9.5.1996

s 80(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 81

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

Pt 6 Div 4



s 82



s 82(1)

amended by 50/1998 s 47(a)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 47(1), (2)

1.7.2014

s 82(1a)

inserted by 44/2013 s 47(3)

1.7.2014

s 82(2)

amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 47(b)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 47(4), (5)

1.7.2014

s 82(2a)

inserted by 50/1998 s 47(c)

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 47(6)

1.7.2014

s 82(2b)

inserted by 50/1998 s 47(c)

1.2.1999


deleted by 44/2013 s 47(6)

1.7.2014

s 82(2c)

inserted by 50/1998 s 47(c)

1.2.1999

s 82(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 82(5)

amended by 44/2013 s 47(7)

1.7.2014

s 82(6)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 ss 26(a), (b), 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 47(d), (f), (g)

1.2.1999


(a)(ia) deleted by 50/1998 s 47(e)

1.2.1999


amended by 55/2003 s 13

11.12.2003


amended by 44/2013 s 47(8)—(11)

1.7.2014

s 82(6a)

inserted by 10/1996 s 26(c)

9.5.1996


substituted by 50/1998 s 47(h)

1.2.1999


deleted by 44/2013 s 47(12)

1.7.2014

s 82(6b)

inserted by 10/1996 s 26(c)

9.5.1996


substituted by 50/1998 s 47(h)

1.2.1999

s 82(7)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 50/1998 s 47(i)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 47(13)

1.7.2014

s 82(8)

inserted by 50/1998 s 47(j)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 47(14), (15)

1.7.2014

s 83

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 84



s 84(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 27(a)—(c)

9.5.1996


amended by 44/2013 s 48

1.7.2014

s 84(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 ss 27(d), (e), 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

s 84(5)

amended by 17/2006 s 155(1)

4.9.2006

s 84(6)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 10/1996 s 27(f)

9.5.1996


inserted by 17/2006 s 155(2)

4.9.2006

s 84(7)

amended by 50/1998 s 48

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2016 s 14(1), (2)

13.11.2016

s 84A

inserted by 22/1993 s 25

6.5.1993

s 84A(2)

substituted by 10/1996 s 28(a)

9.5.1996

s 84A(3)

amended by 10/1996 s 28(b)

9.5.1996

s 84B

inserted by 22/1993 s 25

6.5.1993

s 84C

inserted by 44/2013 s 49

1.7.2014

s 85



s 85(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 85(1a)

inserted by 44/2013 s 50(1)

1.7.2014

s 85(2)

amended by 44/2013 s 50(2)

1.7.2014

s 85(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 86



s 86(1) and (2)

substituted by 84/1987 s 6(a)

3.12.1987

s 86(3)

amended by 84/1987 s 6(b)

3.12.1987

Pt 6 Div 5



s 88A

inserted by 44/2013 s 51

1.7.2014

s 89



s 89(1)

amended by 50/1998 s 49(a)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 52(1)

1.7.2014

s 89(1a) and (1b)

inserted by 44/2013 s 52(2)

1.7.2014

s 89(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 49(b), (c)

1.2.1999

s 89(3)

deleted by 44/2013 s 52(3)

1.7.2014

s 89(5)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 49(d)

1.2.1999

s 89(6)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 50/1998 s 49(e), (f)

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 s 52(1)

1.7.2014

s 89(7)

deleted by 50/1998 s 49(g)

1.2.1999

s 89A

inserted by 50/1998 s 50

1.2.1999


amended by 17/2006 s 156

4.9.2006


amended by 44/2013 s 53

1.7.2014

Pt 6 Div 6 before substitution by 44/2013



s 90



s 90(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 12/1998 s 14 (Sch)

1.2.1999


amended by 84/2009 s 193

1.2.2010

s 90(3) and (4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996

Pt 6 Div 6

substituted by 44/2013 s 54

1.7.2014

s 89B



disciplinary action

amended by 44/2016 s 15

30.7.2017

s 89C



s 89C(7a)

inserted by 44/2016 s 16

30.7.2017

Pt 6 Div 6A

inserted by 50/1998 s 51

1.2.1999

s 90AF



s 90AF(2)

amended by 44/2013 s 55

1.7.2014

Pt 6 Div 7

inserted by 22/1993 s 26

6.5.1993

s 90A



s 90A(1) and (3)

amended by 10/1996 s 31 (Sch 1)

9.5.1996


amended by 44/2013 s 56

1.7.2014

Pt 6 Div 8

inserted by 44/2013 s 57

1.7.2014

Pt 7 before deletion by 42/2016



s 91



s 91(1)—(4)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 92



s 92(1)—(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 93



s 93(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 17/2006 s 157

4.9.2006

s 93(2) and (3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 94

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996

Pt 7

deleted by 42/2016 Sch 1 cl 5

1.2.2018

Pt 8



s 95



s 95(1)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 10/1996 s 29

9.5.1996


amended by 12/1998 s 13(a), (b)

1.2.1999


amended by 50/1998 s 52

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014


amended by 9/2014 s 8

25.9.2014

s 95(1aa)

inserted by 12/1998 s 13(c)

1.2.1999

s 95(1a)

inserted by 90/1987 s 3

10.12.1987

s 95(2)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


substituted by 12/1998 s 13(d)

1.2.1999

s 95(3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 95AA

inserted by 50/1998 s 53

1.2.1999


amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

ss 95A and 95B

inserted by 10/1996 s 30

9.5.1996

s 95BA

inserted by 84/1999 s 6

1.1.2000

s 95BA(2)

amended by 44/2013 Sch 1

1.7.2014

s 95C

inserted by 10/1996 s 30

9.5.1996

s 95C(3)

amended by 50/1998 s 54

1.2.1999

s 95D

inserted by 50/1998 s 55

1.2.1999


substituted by 44/2013 s 58

1.7.2014

s 96



s 96(1)

substituted by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


deleted by 12/1998 s 14 (Sch)

1.2.1999

s 96(2) and (3)

amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990

s 96(4)

inserted by 50/1986 s 5

1.10.1986


deleted by 12/1998 s 14 (Sch)

1.2.1999

s 97



s 97(2)

amended by 90/1987 s 4

10.12.1987


amended by 23/1990 s 3(1) (Sch 5)

1.8.1990


amended by 10/1996 s 32 (Sch 2)

9.5.1996


(c) deleted by 44/2013 s 59(1)

1.7.2014

s 97(3)

substituted by 44/2013 s 59(2)

1.7.2014

s 97(3aa) and (3aab)

inserted by 44/2013 s 59(2)

1.7.2014

s 97(3a)

inserted by 55/2003 s 14

11.12.2003

s 98

inserted by 44/2013 s 60

1.7.2014

Sch 1

inserted by 44/2013 s 61

1.7.2014

cl 3A

inserted by 44/2016 s 17(1)

13.11.2016

cl 4A

inserted by 44/2016 s 17(2)

13.11.2016

cl 5A

inserted by 44/2016 s 17(3)

13.11.2016

cl 18



cl 18(1)

amended by 44/2016 s 17(4)

13.11.2016

cl 32



cl 32(1)

amended by 44/2016 s 17(5), (6)

13.11.2016

Sch 2

inserted by 44/2013 s 61

1.7.2014

cl 46

amended by 44/2016 s 18

13.11.2016

Sch 3

inserted by 44/2013 s 61

1.7.2014

cl 25



cl 25(2)

(c)(ii) deleted by 70/2017 s 12(1)

1.3.2018

cl 26



cl 26(1)

amended by 70/2017 s 12(2)

1.3.2018

cl 26(1a)

inserted by 70/2017 s 12(3)

1.3.2018

cl 52

amended by 44/2016 s 19

13.11.2016

Sch 4

inserted by 44/2013 s 61

1.7.2014

cl 10



cl 10(1)

amended by 44/2016 s 20

13.11.2016

cl 19



cl 19(2)

amended by 9/2014 s 9(1)

25.9.2014

cl 19(3)

amended by 9/2014 s 9(2)

25.9.2014

Sch 5

inserted by 44/2016 s 21

13.11.2016

Transitional etc provisions associated with Act or amendments

Legal Practitioners (Qualifications) Amendment Act 1998

15—Transitional provision

(1) If, immediately before the commencement of section 6, a practising certificate is subject to conditions imposed under section 17A of the principal Act, those conditions will, on the commencement of section 6, be taken to be conditions imposed under section 17A of the principal Act as substituted by section 6.

(2) The Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council may take action under section 17A of the principal Act as substituted by this Act in relation to non-compliance with any condition imposed under section 17A of the principal Act as in force before the commencement of section 6 as if the condition were a condition imposed under section 17A as so substituted (whether the non-compliance occurred before or after that commencement).

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1998

56—Transitional

A condition applying to a legal practitioner immediately before the commencement of this section by virtue of—

(a) an undertaking entered into by the practitioner and accepted by the Tribunal under section 82 of the principal Act or an order of the Tribunal under that section; or

(b) an order of the Supreme Court under section 89 of the principal Act,

will, on and after the commencement of this section, be taken to be a condition imposed on the legal practitioner's practising certificate by order of the Tribunal under section 82 of the principal Act as amended by this Act or by order of the Supreme Court under section 89 of the principal Act as amended by this Act, as the case requires (and will be taken to be so imposed for the period specified in the undertaking or order as the period for which the condition was to apply).

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 1999

7—Transitional

The amendments to the principal Act made by this Act do not affect—

(a) any right to compensation under Part 5 of the principal Act for loss suffered as a result of mortgage financing where the instructions to engage in the mortgage financing were taken before the commencement of this Act; or

(b) any right to compensation under the principal Act for loss suffered by a legal practitioner in consequence of a fiduciary or professional default by a partner, clerk or employee of the legal practitioner where the fiduciary or professional default was committed before the commencement of this Act.

Statutes Amendment (Domestic Partners) Act 2006

147—Transitional provision

From the commencement of this section, a reference to a prescribed relative, spouse or putative spouse in the memorandum and articles of association or constitution of a company that holds a practising certificate under the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 will, where the context so admits or requires, be taken to include a reference to a domestic partner.

Legal Practitioners (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2013, Sch 2 Pt 4—Transitional provisions

5—Interpretation

(1) In this Part—

Board means the Legal Practitioners Conduct Board;

Commissioner has the same meaning as in the principal Act;

principal Act means the Legal Practitioners Act 1981;

relevant day means the day on which section 44 comes into operation.

(2) Unless the contrary intention appears, a term used in this Part and also in the principal Act has the same meaning in this Part as it has in that Act.

6—Practising certificates

Part 3 Divisions 2A to 2C of the principal Act, as inserted by section 17 of this Act, apply in relation to a practising certificate whether issued before, on or after the commencement of that section.

7—Deficiencies in trust accounts

Schedule 2 clauses 23 and 24 of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) apply to trust money whether the money was received before, on or after the commencement of those clauses.

8—Combined trust account

An ADI that was, immediately before the commencement of this clause, an approved ADI within the meaning of section 53 of the principal Act is, on the commencement of this clause, taken to be an approved ADI for the purposes of section 53 as inserted by this Act.

9—Costs

(1) Subject to this clause, Schedule 3 of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) applies to a matter if the client first instructs the law practice in the matter on or after the commencement of that Schedule and Part 3 Division 8 of the principal Act as in force immediately before the relevant day continues to apply to a matter if the client first instructed the law practice in the matter before the commencement of Schedule 3.

(2) Schedule 3 of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) does not apply in respect of a law practice that is retained by another law practice on behalf of a client on or after the commencement of that Schedule in relation to a matter in which the other law practice was retained by the client before that commencement and in that case Part 3 Division 8 of the principal Act as in force immediately before that commencement continues to apply.

(3) If Part 3 Division 8 of the principal Act as in force immediately before the commencement of Schedule 3 of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) applies to a matter by virtue of subclause (1) or (2), the Division will cease to apply to the matter on the first anniversary of that commencement and Schedule 3 of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) will then apply to the matter.

10—Fidelity Fund

The legal practitioners' guarantee fund maintained by the Society under Part 4 of the principal Act as in force immediately before the commencement of section 37 continues in existence as the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund maintained by the Society under Part 4 of the principal Act as amended by this Act.

11—Claims against Fidelity Fund

(1) Subsection (1a) of section 60 of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) does not apply in relation to a claim for compensation served on the Society before the commencement of that subsection.

(2) Section 64 of the principal Act applies to any claim in relation to a fiduciary or professional default, or a series of fiduciary or professional defaults, in respect of which the Society has published a notice under Part 5 of the principal Act before the commencement of section 40 as if—

(a) the amendment to section 64(2) made by that section had not been made; and

(b) the prescribed percentage for the purposes of section 64(2) were 5%.

12—Investigations

An investigation may be undertaken under Schedule 2 Part 3 of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act) in relation to an aspect of the affairs of a law practice whether the investigation relates to matters that occurred before or after the commencement of that Schedule.

13—Transfer of functions from Board to Commissioner

(1) If a complaint received by the Board in relation to the conduct of a legal practitioner or former legal practitioner has not been resolved before the relevant day, the Commissioner will, on and from that day, assume the conduct of the complaint as if it had been received by the Commissioner.

(2) If a direction by the Attorney-General or the Society to the Board to make an investigation into the conduct of a legal practitioner or former legal practitioner has not been resolved before the relevant day, the Commissioner will, on and from that day, assume the conduct of the investigation as if the direction had been given to the Commissioner.

(3) An investigation commenced by the Board into—

(a) the conduct of a legal practitioner or former legal practitioner; or

(b) a complaint of overcharging,

is, if the investigation has not been completed before the relevant day, to be continued by the Commissioner as if the investigation had been commenced under section 77B or (in the case of a complaint of overcharging) 77N of the principal Act as inserted by this Act.

(4) If a charge laid by the Board under section 82 of the principal Act has not been determined before the relevant day, the Commissioner will, on and from that day, assume the conduct of the charge as if it had been laid by the Commissioner.

(5) If disciplinary proceedings against a legal practitioner commenced by the Board in the Supreme Court have not been determined before the relevant day, the Commissioner will, on and from that day, assume the conduct of the proceedings as if they had been commenced by the Commissioner.

(6) A notice issued by the Board under repealed section 76(3)(a) of the principal Act and in force immediately before the relevant day continues as if it were a notice issued by an investigator under Schedule 4 clause 4(1)(a) of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act).

(7) A notice issued by the Board under repealed section 76(4a) of the principal Act and in force immediately before the relevant day continues as if it were a notice issued by the Commissioner under Schedule 4 clause 4(1)(b) of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act).

(8) A notice issued by the Board under repealed section 77A(3) of the principal Act and in force immediately before the relevant day continues as if it were a notice issued by the Commissioner under section 77N(4) of the principal Act (as inserted by this Act).

14—Application of principal Act as amended to complaints, investigations, disciplinary proceedings and conduct

(1) Subject to this Schedule, the principal Act as amended by this Act applies in relation to—

(a) any complaint received by the Commissioner or for which the Commissioner has assumed the conduct; and

(b) any investigation commenced or continued by the Commissioner; and

(c) any disciplinary proceedings commenced by the Commissioner, the Society or another person or for which the Commissioner has assumed the conduct,

whether the conduct to which the complaint, investigation or proceedings relates occurred before or after the relevant day.

(2) The principal Act as amended by this Act applies in relation to conduct that occurred before the relevant day as if—

(a) "unsatisfactory professional conduct" were replaced with "unsatisfactory conduct" wherever occurring; and

(b) "professional misconduct" were replaced with "unprofessional conduct" wherever occurring; and

(c) "unsatisfactory conduct" and "unprofessional conduct" had the same respective meanings as in the principal Act as in force immediately before the relevant day.

15—Transfer of employment

(1) A person who, immediately before the relevant day, was a member of the staff of the Board will, on that day, be a member of the staff of the Commissioner.

(2) The transfer of a person's employment under subclause (1)—

(a) will be taken to provide for continuity of employment without termination of the relevant person's service; and

(b) will not affect—

(i) existing conditions of employment or existing or accrued rights to leave; or

(ii) a process commenced for variation of those conditions or rights.

(3) A person whose employment has been transferred under subclause (1) will be taken to have been appointed by the Commissioner to the Commissioner's staff under section 76 of the principal Act.

(4) Subclause (1) does not apply in relation to the person occupying the position of Director under section 72 of the principal Act immediately before the relevant day.

16—Contracts etc

(1) All assets, rights and liabilities of the Board are transferred to the Commissioner.

(2) A liability of the Board transferred to the Commissioner under subclause (1) may be paid from the Fidelity Fund.

(3) The transfer of assets, rights and liabilities under this clause operates by force of this clause and despite the provisions of any other law.

(4) A reference to the Board in an instrument or agreement that gives rise to or evidences an asset, right or liability under subclause (1) will have effect as if it were a reference to the Commissioner.

17—Continuing obligation of confidentiality

(1) Section 37 of the principal Act as in force immediately before the commencement of section 24 of this Act continues to apply to the Society and to a person employed or appointed before that commencement as an approved auditor or inspector to make an audit or examination of accounts.

(2) Section 73 of the principal Act as in force immediately before the commencement of section 44 of this Act continues to apply to a person who was, before that commencement, a member of the Board or employed or engaged on work related to the affairs of the Board.

18—Tribunal members

(1) The office of all members of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal will become vacant on the commencement of section 45 of this Act.

(2) A person who ceases to hold office as a member of the Tribunal under subclause (1)—

(a) may be appointed to the vacant office; or

(b) may continue to act as a member of the Tribunal for the purpose of completing the hearing and determination of proceedings part-heard on the commencement of section 45.

Statutes Amendment (Legal Practitioners) Act 2014, Sch 1—Transitional provision

1—Fidelity Fund

Money in the Fidelity Fund (within the meaning of the Legal Practitioners Act 1981) may be applied for the purpose of reimbursing the expenses incurred by the Crown in funding the establishment and operation of the Office of the Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner, including the costs associated with the salaries and related expenses of the Commissioner and his or her staff, in the period commencing 1 February 2014 (the Commissioner's date of appointment) and ending on the day on which this clause comes into operation.

Notaries Public Act 2016, Sch 1 Pt 3—Transitional provision

6—Continuation of roll and persons admitted to the roll

The roll of all public notaries kept by the Registrar of the Supreme Court under Part 7 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 immediately before the commencement of this Act continues after that commencement as the roll of notaries public required to be kept by the Registrar of the Supreme Court under section 7 of this Act and a person listed on that roll is taken to be admitted as enrolled as a notary public under this Act.

Historical versions

Reprint—1.8.1990


Reprint No 1—1.10.1991


Reprint No 2—28.5.1992


Reprint No 3—6.7.1992


Reprint No 4—6.5.1993


Reprint No 5—4.11.1993


Reprint No 6—1.1.1994


Reprint No 7—1.7.1994


Reprint No 8—13.6.1996


Reprint No 9—4.11.1996


Reprint No 10—1.1.1997


Reprint No 11—27.3.1997


Reprint No 12—1.2.1999


Reprint No 13—1.7.1999


Reprint No 14—1.1.2000


Reprint No 15—7.12.2000


Reprint No 16—15.7.2001


Reprint No 17—19.6.2003


Reprint No 18—11.12.2003


4.9.2006


1.6.2007


1.2.2010


20.12.2010


30.1.2012


17.6.2013


1.9.2013


1.7.2014


25.9.2014


1.4.2015


13.11.2016


30.7.2017


1.2.2018




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