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LEGAL PROFESSION ACT 2007

- Act 24 of 2007
- Royal Assent 15 August 2007

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

           Chapter 1 - Introduction

   1.      Short title
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Purposes
   4.      Interpretation
   5.      Terms relating to lawyers
   6.      Terms relating to legal practitioners
   7.      Terms relating to associates and principals of law practices
   8.      Home jurisdiction
   9.      Suitability matters
   10.     Information notices
   11.     References to convictions for offences

           Chapter 2 - General requirements for engaging in legal practice

   12.     Purposes
   13.     Prohibition on engaging in legal practice when not entitled
   14.     Prohibition on representing or advertising entitlement to engage in
           legal practice when not entitled
   15.     Presumptions about taking or using name, title or description
           specified in regulations
   16.     Definition
   17.     Associates who are disqualified or convicted persons
   18.     Appeal by law practice or lay associate
   19.     Prohibition on employment of certain lay associates
   20.     Proceedings on prohibition orders
   21.     Register of approvals and prohibition orders
   22.     Professional discipline
   23.     Purposes
   24.     Definitions
   25.     Eligibility for admission
   26.     Suitability for admission
   27.     Early consideration of suitability
   28.     Binding effect of declaration or order
   29.     Entitlement to be represented, heard and make representations
   30.     Notice of intention to apply for admission
   31.     Admission
   32.     Objection to admission
   33.     Terms and conditions of admission
   34.     Oath on admission
   35.     Roll of local lawyers
   36.     Certificate of admission
   37.     Local lawyer is officer of Supreme Court
   38.     Admission rules
   39.     Purposes
   40.     Entitlement of holder of Australian practising certificate to practise
           in this jurisdiction
   41.     Lawyers entitled to practise without practising certificate
   42.     Local practising certificates
   43.     Suitability to hold local practising certificate
   44.     Duration of local practising certificate
   45.     Requirement for professional indemnity insurance
   46.     Continuing obligation for professional indemnity insurance for local
           practising certificate
   47.     Local legal practitioner is officer of Supreme Court
   48.     Application for grant or renewal of local practising certificate
   49.     Manner of application and fees
   50.     Advice relating to grant or renewal of local practising certificates
   51.     Timing of application for renewal of local practising certificate
   52.     Late fee
   53.     Grant or renewal of local practising certificate
   54.     Advice to Board of grant, renewal or refusal to grant or renew
           local practising certificate
   55.     Conditions generally
   56.     Conditions imposed by prescribed authority
   57.     Imposition or variation of conditions pending criminal proceedings
   58.     Statutory condition regarding conditions imposed on interstate
           admission
   59.     Statutory condition regarding legal practice
   60.     Statutory condition regarding notification of offence
   61.     Conditions imposed by legal profession rules
   62.     Compliance with conditions
   63.     Application of this Division
   64.     Grounds for amending, suspending or cancelling local practising
           certificate
   65.     Amending, suspending or cancelling local practising certificate
   66.     Advice to Board of decision to amend, suspend or cancel local
           practising certificate
   67.     Operation of amendment, suspension or cancellation of local practising
           certificate
   68.     Immediate suspension of local practising certificate
   69.     Advice to Board of immediate suspension of local practising
           certificate and revocation of suspension
   70.     Other ways of amending or cancelling local practising certificate
   71.     Relationship of this Division with Chapter 4
   72.     Applicant for local practising certificate – show cause
           event
   73.     Holder of local practising certificate – show cause event
   74.     Refusal, amendment, suspension or cancellation of local practising
           certificate – failure to show cause
   75.     Restriction on making further applications
   76.     Relationship of this Division with Chapter 4
   77.     Surrender and cancellation of local practising certificate
   78.     Return of local practising certificate
   79.     Requirement for professional indemnity insurance
   80.     Extent of entitlement of interstate legal practitioner to practise in
           this jurisdiction
   81.     Additional conditions on practice of interstate legal practitioners
   82.     Special provisions about interstate legal practitioner engaging in
           unsupervised legal practice in this jurisdiction
   83.     Interstate legal practitioner is an officer of Supreme Court
   84.     Appeal against decisions about local practising certificates
   85.     Appeal against decisions about interstate legal practitioners
   86.     Protocols
   87.     Consideration and investigation of applicants or holders
   88.     Register of local practising certificates
   89.     Holders of local practising certificates as barristers
   90.     Supreme Court orders about conditions
   91.     Government lawyers of other jurisdictions
   92.     Fees
   93.     Refund of fees
   94.     Purpose
   95.     Definition
   96.     Other requirements not affected
   97.     Official notification to other jurisdictions of applications for
           admission and associated matters
   98.     Official notification to other jurisdictions of removal from local
           roll
   99.     Prescribed authority to notify other jurisdictions of certain matters
   100.    Lawyer to give notice of removal in another jurisdiction
   101.    Lawyer to give notice of interstate orders
   102.    Lawyer to give notice of foreign regulatory action
   103.    Provisions relating to requirement to notify
   104.    Peremptory removal of local lawyer's name from local roll following
           removal in another jurisdiction
   105.    Peremptory cancellation of local practising certificate following
           removal of name from interstate roll
   106.    Show cause procedure for removal of lawyer's name from local roll
           following foreign regulatory action
   107.    Show cause procedure for cancellation of local practising certificate
           following foreign regulatory action
   108.    Order for non-removal of name or non-cancellation of local practising
           certificate
   109.    Local authority may give information to other local authorities
   110.    Purposes
   111.    Definitions
   112.    Nature of incorporated legal practice
   113.    Non-legal services and businesses of incorporated legal practices
   114.    Corporations eligible to be incorporated legal practices
   115.    Notice of intention to start providing legal services
   116.    Prohibition on representations that corporation is incorporated legal
           practice
   117.    Notice of termination of provision of legal services
   118.    Incorporated legal practice must have legal practitioner director
   119.    Obligations of legal practitioner director relating to misconduct
   120.    Incorporated legal practice without legal practitioner director
   121.    Obligations and privileges of practitioners who are officers or
           employees
   122.    Conflicts of interest
   123.    Disclosure obligations
   124.    Effect of non-disclosure of provision of certain services
   125.    Application of legal profession rules
   126.    Requirements relating to advertising
   127.    Extension of vicarious liability relating to failure to account, pay
           or deliver and dishonesty to incorporated legal practices
   128.    Sharing of receipts, revenue or other income
   129.    Disqualified persons
   130.    Audit of incorporated legal practices
   131.    Application of Chapter 6
   132.    Banning of incorporated legal practices
   133.    Disqualification from managing incorporated legal practice
   134.    Disclosure of information to Australian Securities and Investments
           Commission
   135.    External administration proceedings under Corporations Act 2001 of the
           Commonwealth
   136.    External administration proceedings under other legislation
   137.    Incorporated legal practice that is subject to receivership under
           this Act and external administration under Corporations Act 2001 of
           the Commonwealth
   138.    Incorporated legal practice that is subject to receivership under
           this Act and external administration under other legislation
   139.    Co-operation between courts
   140.    Relationship of Act to constitution of incorporated legal practice
   141.    Relationship of Act to legislation establishing incorporated legal
           practice
   142.    Relationship of Act to Corporations legislation
   143.    Undue influence
   144.    Nature of multi-disciplinary partnership
   145.    Conduct of multi-disciplinary partnerships
   146.    Notice of intention to start practice in multi-disciplinary
           partnership
   147.    General obligations of legal practitioner partners
   148.    Obligations of legal practitioner partner relating to misconduct
   149.    Actions of partner who is not an Australian legal practitioner
   150.    Obligations and privileges of practitioners who are partners or
           employees
   151.    Conflicts of interest
   152.    Disclosure obligations
   153.    Effect of non-disclosure of provision of certain services
   154.    Application of legal profession rules
   155.    Requirements relating to advertising
   156.    Sharing of receipts, revenue or other income
   157.    Disqualified persons
   158.    Prohibition on partnerships with certain partners who are not
           Australian legal practitioners
   159.    Undue influence
   160.    Obligations of individual practitioners not affected
   161.    Regulations
   162.    Purpose
   163.    Definitions
   164.    This Part does not apply to Australian legal practitioners
   165.    Requirement for registration
   166.    Entitlement of Australian-registered foreign lawyer to practise in
           this jurisdiction
   167.    Scope of practice
   168.    Form of practice
   169.    Application of Australian professional ethical and practice standards
   170.    Designation
   171.    Letterhead and other identifying documents
   172.    Advertising
   173.    Foreign lawyer employing Australian legal practitioner
   174.    Trust money and trust accounts
   175.    Professional indemnity insurance
   176.    Guarantee Fund
   177.    Local registration of foreign lawyers
   178.    Duration of registration
   179.    Locally registered foreign lawyer is not officer of Supreme Court
   180.    Application for grant or renewal of registration
   181.    Manner of application
   182.    Requirements regarding applications for grant or renewal of
           registration
   183.    Grant or renewal of registration
   184.    Requirement to grant or renew registration if criteria satisfied
   185.    Refusal to grant or renew registration
   186.    Application of this Division
   187.    Grounds for amending, suspending or cancelling registration
   188.    Amending, suspending or cancelling registration
   189.    Operation of amendment, suspension or cancellation of registration
   190.    Other ways of amending or cancelling registration
   191.    Relationship of this Division with Chapter 4
   192.    Applicant for local registration – show cause event
   193.    Locally registered foreign lawyer – show cause event
   194.    Refusal, amendment, suspension or cancellation of local
           registration – failure to show cause
   195.    Restriction on making further applications
   196.    Relationship of this Division with Chapter 4
   197.    Immediate suspension of registration
   198.    Surrender of local registration certificate and cancellation of
           registration
   199.    Automatic cancellation of registration on grant of practising
           certificate
   200.    Suspension or cancellation of registration not to affect disciplinary
           processes
   201.    Return of local registration certificate on amendment, suspension or
           cancellation of registration
   202.    Conditions generally
   203.    Conditions imposed by domestic registration authority
   204.    Imposition or variation of conditions pending criminal proceedings
   205.    Statutory condition regarding notification of offence
   206.    Conditions imposed by legal profession rules
   207.    Compliance with conditions
   208.    Extent of entitlement of interstate-registered foreign lawyer to
           practise in this jurisdiction
   209.    Additional conditions on practice of interstate-registered foreign
           lawyers
   210.    Consideration and investigation of applicants and locally registered
           foreign lawyers
   211.    Register of locally registered foreign lawyers
   212.    Publication of information about locally registered foreign lawyers
   213.    Supreme Court orders about conditions
   214.    Exemption by domestic registration authority
   215.    Membership of professional association
   216.    Refund of fees
   217.    Appeals
   218.    Community legal centres
   219.    Application of legal profession rules

           Chapter 3 - Conduct of legal practice

   220.    Purpose
   221.    Rules for Australian legal practitioners
   221A.   Rules for barristers
   222.    Rules for Australian-registered foreign lawyers
   223.    Subject matter of legal profession rules
   224.    Prior consultation with professional associations and Board
   225.    Public notice of proposed legal profession rules
   226.    Rules
   227.    Binding nature of legal profession rules
   228.    Availability of rules
   229.    Rule-making procedure
   230.    Purposes
   231.    Interpretation
   232.    Money involved in financial services or investments
   233.    Determinations about status of money
   234.    Application of Part to law practices and trust money
   235.    Protocols for determining where trust money is received
   236.    When money is received
   237.    Discharge by legal practitioner associate of obligations of law
           practice
   238.    Liability of principals of law practice
   239.    Former practices, principals and associates
   240.    Barristers not to receive money on behalf of other person
   241.    Maintenance of general trust account
   242.    Certain trust money to be deposited in general trust account
   243.    Holding, disbursing and accounting for trust money
   244.    Manner of withdrawal of trust money from general trust account
   245.    Controlled money
   246.    Manner of withdrawal of controlled money from controlled money
           account
   247.    Transit money
   248.    Trust money subject to specific powers
   249.    Trust money received in the form of cash
   250.    Protection of trust money
   251.    Intermixing money
   252.    Dealing with trust money: legal costs and unclaimed money
   253.    Deficiency in trust account
   254.    Reporting certain irregularities and suspected irregularities
   255.    Keeping trust records
   256.    False names
   257.    Register of unclaimed money
   258.    Unclaimed money
   259.    Claims for unclaimed money
   260.    Appointment of investigators
   261.    Investigations
   262.    Application of Chapter 6
   263.    Investigator’s report
   264.    When costs of investigation are debt
   265.    Designation of external examiners
   266.    Trust records to be externally examined
   267.    Examination of affairs in connection with examination of trust
           records
   268.    Designation and appointment of associates as external examiners
   269.    Final examination of trust records
   270.    Carrying out examination
   271.    External examiner’s report
   272.    Law practice liable for costs of examination
   273.    Approval of ADIs
   274.    ADI not subject to certain obligations and liabilities
   275.    Reports, records and information
   276.    Restrictions on receipt of trust money
   277.    Application of Part to incorporated legal practices and
           multi-disciplinary partnerships
   278.    Application of Part to community legal centres
   279.    Disclosure to clients – money not received or held as
           trust money
   280.    Disclosure of accounts used to hold money entrusted to law practice
           or legal practitioner associate
   281.    Regulations
   282.    Purposes
   283.    Definitions
   284.    Terms relating to third party payers
   285.    Application of Part – first instructions rule
   286.    Part also applies by agreement or at client’s election
   287.    Displacement of Part
   288.    How and where does a client first instruct a law practice?
   289.    How and when does a matter have a substantial connection with this
           jurisdiction?
   290.    What happens when different laws apply to a matter?
   291.    Disclosure of costs to clients
   292.    Disclosure of other information to clients
   293.    Disclosure if another law practice is to be retained
   294.    How and when must disclosure be made?
   295.    Exceptions to requirement for disclosure
   296.    Additional disclosure – settlement of litigious matters
   297.    Additional disclosure – uplift fees
   298.    Form of disclosure
   299.    Ongoing obligation to disclose
   300.    Effect of failure to disclose
   301.    Progress reports
   302.    Disclosure to associated third party payers
   303.    On what basis are legal costs recoverable?
   304.    Security for legal costs
   305.    Interest on unpaid legal costs
   306.    Making costs agreements
   307.    Conditional costs agreements
   308.    Conditional costs agreements involving uplift fees
   309.    Contingency fees prohibited
   310.    Effect of costs agreement
   311.    Certain costs agreements void
   312.    Setting aside costs agreements
   313.    Legal costs cannot be recovered unless bill has been given
   314.    Bills
   315.    Notification of client’s rights
   316.    Request for itemised bill
   317.    Interim bills
   318.    Definition
   319.    Application by clients or third party payers for costs assessment
   320.    Application for costs assessment by law practice retaining another
           law practice
   321.    Application for costs assessment by law practice giving bill
   322.    How to make an application for costs assessment
   323.    Consequences of application
   324.    Persons to be notified of application
   325.    Procedure on assessment
   326.    Powers of costs assessor
   327.    Criteria for assessment
   328.    Assessment of costs by reference to costs agreement
   329.    Assessment of costs by reference to scale of costs
   330.    Outcome of assessment
   331.    Costs of assessment
   332.    Referral for disciplinary action
   333.    Objections to outcome of assessment
   334.    Review of costs assessor's decision by Supreme Court
   335.    Interim certificate
   336.    Enforcement of certificate of assessment
   337.    Interest on amount outstanding
   338.    Contracting out of Division by sophisticated clients
   339.    Regulations
   340.    Application of Part to incorporated legal practices and
           multi-disciplinary partnerships
   341.    Imputed acts, omission or knowledge
   342.    Purpose
   343.    Law practices required to insure
   344.    Barristers required to insure
   345.    Australian-registered foreign lawyers required to insure
   346.    Exemption from insurance requirements
   347.    Indemnity rules
   348.    Rule-making procedure
   349.    Purpose
   350.    Definitions
   351.    Time of default
   352.    Deposit of trust money into designated trust deposit account
   353.    Withdrawals
   354.    Claim on trust deposit account
   355.    Interest on trust account
   356.    Division does not apply to controlled money accounts
   357.    Trust to invest interest
   358.    Solicitors' Guarantee Fund
   359.    Minister to approve funding
   360.    Insurance
   361.    Application to Minister for payment from Guarantee Fund
   362.    Borrowing
   363.    Investment of funds of Guarantee Fund
   364.    Meaning of "relevant jurisdiction"
   365.    Defaults to which this Part applies
   366.    Defaults relating to financial services or investments
   367.    Prohibition on withdrawal of certain property
   368.    Appeal against prohibition on withdrawal of certain property
   369.    Default order
   370.    Advertisements
   371.    Claims about defaults
   372.    Time limit for making claims
   373.    Time limit for making claims following advertisement
   374.    Claims not affected by certain matters
   375.    Vesting of rights in Trust
   376.    Investigation of claims
   377.    Advance payments
   378.    Determination of claims
   379.    Claimant required to pursue claims, &c.
   380.    Maximum amount allowable
   381.    Costs
   382.    Interest
   383.    Reduction of claim because of other benefits
   384.    Subrogation
   385.    Repayment of certain amounts
   386.    Notification of delay in making decision
   387.    Notification of decision
   388.    Appeal against decision on claim
   389.    Appeal against failure to determine claim
   390.    Court proceedings
   391.    Payments for defaults
   392.    Caps on payments
   393.    Sufficiency of Guarantee Fund
   394.    Law practice to reimburse Guarantee Fund
   395.    Claims by law practices or associates about defaults
   396.    Claims by law practices or associates about notional defaults
   397.    Concerted interstate defaults
   398.    Defaults involving interstate elements where committed by one
           associate only
   399.    Protocols
   400.    Forwarding of claims
   401.    Investigation of defaults to which this Part applies
   402.    Investigation of defaults to which a corresponding law applies
   403.    Investigation of concerted interstate defaults and other defaults
           involving interstate elements
   404.    Recommendations by Trust to corresponding authorities
   405.    Recommendations to and decisions by Trust after receiving
           recommendations from corresponding authorities
   406.    Request to another jurisdiction to investigate aspects of claim
   407.    Request from another jurisdiction to investigate aspects of claim
   408.    Co-operation with other authorities
   409.    Interstate legal practitioner becoming authorised to withdraw from
           local trust account
   410.    Application of Part to incorporated legal practices
   411.    Application of Part to multi-disciplinary partnerships
   412.    Application of Part to sole practitioner whose practising certificate
           lapses
   413.    Prohibition regarding mortgage schemes
   414.    Mortgage investment schemes do not form part of law practice
   415.    Involvement of Australian legal practitioners in mortgage investment
           schemes
   416.    Regulations and rules

           Chapter 4 - Complaints and discipline

   417.    Purposes
   418.    Definitions
   419.    Application of Chapter to lawyers, former lawyers and former
           practitioners
   420.    Unsatisfactory professional conduct
   421.    Professional misconduct
   422.    Conduct capable of constituting unsatisfactory professional conduct or
           professional misconduct
   423.    Practitioners to whom this Chapter applies
   424.    Conduct to which this Chapter applies – generally
   425.    Conduct to which this Chapter applies – insolvency,
           serious offences and tax offences
   426.    Complaints
   427.    Making of complaints
   428.    Complaints made more than 3 years after conduct concerned
   429.    Further information and verification
   430.    Practitioner to be notified of complaint
   431.    Submissions by practitioner
   432.    Board to advise prescribed authority of complaint
   432A.   Delivery up of documents
   433.    Summary dismissal of complaints
   434.    Withdrawal of complaints
   435.    Board to advise prescribed authority of dismissal or withdrawal
   436.    Mediation of complaints
   437.    Facilitation of mediation
   438.    Admissibility of evidence and documents
   439.    Protection from liability
   440.    Complaints to be investigated
   441.    Timeframe for investigation of complaints
   442.    Appointment of investigator
   443.    Application of Chapter 6 (Investigatory powers)
   444.    Report to complainant
   445.    Referral of matters relating to professional misconduct
   446.    Interim order for suspension or non-issue of practising certificate
   447.    Board to advise prescribed authority of outcome of investigation
   448.    Other investigations
   449.    Referral of matters for costs assessment
   450.    Powers of Board after investigation
   451.    Dismissal of complaint
   452.    Board to advise prescribed authority of decision
   453.    Hearings of Board under this Chapter
   454.    Determination of Board
   455.    Application to Tribunal relating to compensation orders
   456.    Procedure for less serious complaint
   457.    Notice of determination
   458.    Application against determinations
   459.    Record of decision
   460.    Rules of procedural fairness
   461.    Duty to deal with complaints efficiently and expeditiously
   461A.   Dismissal of part of complaint
   462.    Complainant and practitioner to be informed of action taken
   463.    Definitions
   464.    Applications to Tribunal
   465.    Further information and verification
   466.    Powers of Tribunal
   467.    Procedure at hearing of application
   468.    Evidence of conviction and sentence
   469.    Early termination of proceedings before Tribunal
   470.    Orders of Tribunal generally
   471.    Orders of Tribunal requiring official implementation in this
           jurisdiction
   472.    Orders of Tribunal requiring official implementation in another
           jurisdiction
   473.    Orders of Tribunal requiring compliance by practitioner
   474.    Ancillary or other orders of Tribunal
   475.    Alternative finding of Tribunal
   476.    Fines ordered by Tribunal
   477.    Reprimands
   478.    Interlocutory and interim orders of Tribunal
   479.    Consent orders
   480.    Compliance with determinations and orders of Tribunal
   481.    Cost orders of Tribunal
   482.    Notification of result of proceedings, &c., before Tribunal
   483.    Other remedies not affected
   484.    Appeals against orders of Tribunal
   485.    Hearing and determination of appeal
   486.    Applications to Supreme Court
   487.    Determination of application
   488.    Orders pending determination of complaint
   489.    Supreme Court to notify Board
   490.    Request by complainant for compensation order
   491.    Compensation orders
   492.    Prerequisites to making of compensation orders
   493.    Making of compensation orders
   494.    Enforcement of compensation orders
   495.    Other remedies not affected
   496.    Definitions
   497.    Register of Disciplinary Action
   498.    Other means of publicising disciplinary action
   499.    Quashing of disciplinary action
   500.    Liability for publicising disciplinary action
   501.    Disciplinary action taken where infirmity, injury or illness is
           involved
   502.    General
   503.    Protocols
   504.    Request to another jurisdiction to investigate complaint
   505.    Request from another jurisdiction to investigate complaint
   506.    Sharing of information with corresponding authorities
   507.    Co-operation with other authorities
   508.    Compliance with recommendations or orders made under corresponding
           laws
   509.    Other functions or powers not affected
   510.    Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
   511.    Information about complaints procedure
   512.    Referral of matter involving crimes
   513.    Failure to comply with orders
   514.    Complainant does not incur personal liability
   515.    Protection from liability
   516.    Confidentiality of client communications
   517.    Claims of privilege
   518.    Waiver of privilege or duty of confidentiality

           Chapter 5 - External intervention

   519.    Purpose
   520.    Interpretation
   521.    Application of Chapter to Australian-registered foreign lawyers
   522.    Application of Chapter to other persons
   523.    Circumstances warranting external intervention
   524.    Determination regarding external intervention
   525.    Appointment of supervisor of trust money
   526.    Notice of appointment
   527.    Effect of service of notice of appointment
   528.    Role of supervisor of trust money
   529.    Records of and dealing with trust money of law practice under
           supervision
   530.    Termination of supervisor's appointment
   531.    Appointment of manager
   532.    Notice of appointment
   533.    Effect of service of notice of appointment
   534.    Role of manager
   535.    Records and accounts of law practice under management and dealings
           with trust money
   536.    Deceased estates
   537.    Termination of manager’s appointment
   538.    Appointment of receiver by Supreme Court
   539.    Notice of appointment
   540.    Effect of service of notice of appointment
   541.    Role of receiver
   542.    Records and accounts of law practice under receivership and dealings
           with trust money
   543.    Power of receiver to take possession of regulated property
   544.    Power of receiver to take delivery of regulated property
   545.    Power of receiver to deal with regulated property
   546.    Power of receiver to require documents or information
   547.    Examinations
   548.    Lien for costs on regulated property
   549.    Regulated property not to be attached
   550.    Recovery of regulated property where there has been a breach of
           trust, &c.
   551.    Improperly destroying property, &c.
   552.    Deceased estates
   553.    Termination of receiver’s appointment
   554.    Conditions on appointment of external intervener
   555.    Status of acts of external intervener
   556.    Eligibility for reappointment or authorisation
   557.    Appeal against appointment
   558.    Directions of Supreme Court
   559.    Manager and receiver appointed for law practice
   560.    ADI disclosure requirements
   561.    Fees, legal costs and expenses
   562.    Reports by external intervener
   563.    Confidentiality
   564.    Provisions relating to requirements under this Part
   565.    Obstruction of external intervener
   566.    Protection from liability
   567.    Report to Board of disciplinary matters

           Chapter 6 - Investigatory Powers

   568.    Purpose
   569.    Interpretation
   570.    Application of Part
   571.    Requirements that may be imposed for investigations, examinations and
           audits under Parts 2.5 and 3.2
   572.    Requirements that may be imposed for investigations under
           Chapter 4
   573.    Provisions relating to requirements under this Part
   574.    Application of Part
   575.    Investigator’s power to enter premises
   576.    Search warrants
   577.    Powers of investigator while on premises
   578.    Application of Part
   579.    Investigative powers relating to investigations and audits
   580.    Examination of persons
   581.    Inspection of books
   582.    Power to hold hearings
   583.    Failure to comply with investigation
   584.    Obstruction of investigator
   585.    Destruction of evidence
   586.    Obligation of Australian lawyers
   587.    Permitted disclosure of confidential information
   588.    Report to Board of disciplinary matters

           Chapter 7 - Regulatory authorities

   589.    Establishment of Legal Profession Board of Tasmania
   590.    Membership of Board
   591.    Functions of Board
   592.    Powers of Board
   593.    Delegation by Board
   594.    Contracts
   595.    Committees
   596.    Employees
   597.    General rules
   598.    Funds of Board
   599.    Accounts
   600.    Audit
   601.    Annual report
   602.    Confidentiality
   603.    Protection from liability
   604.    Board of Legal Education
   605.    Membership of Board of Legal Education
   606.    Functions and powers of Board of Legal Education
   607.    Secretary of Board of Legal Education
   608.    Rules of Board of Legal Education
   609.    Rule-making procedure
   610.    Disciplinary Tribunal
   611.    Composition of Tribunal for proceedings
   612.    Change in composition
   613.    Immunity of members of Tribunal
   614.    Confidentiality
   615.    General functions and powers of Tribunal
   616.    Secretary to Tribunal
   617.    Report of Tribunal
   618.    The Law Society
   619.    Membership of Law Society
   620.    Functions of Law Society
   621.    The Council
   622.    Functions and powers of Council
   623.    Executive committee
   624.    Records of Council proceedings
   625.    Inspection of records of Council proceedings
   626.    Delegation
   627.    Power of Council to make by-laws
   628.    Procedure relating to making of by-laws
   629.    Executive Director and other employees
   630.    Institution of proceedings on behalf of Law Society
   631.    Law Society entitled to appear in certain proceedings
   632.    Protection from liability
   633.    Solicitors' Trust
   634.    Membership of Trust
   635.    Functions and powers of Trust
   636.    Trust deposit accounts
   637.    Application of funds in trust deposit accounts
   638.    Accounts, reports and audit

           Chapter 8 - Miscellaneous

   639.    Service of notices on local legal practitioners, locally registered
           foreign lawyers and law practices
   640.    Service on the Board or prescribed authority
   641.    Service of notices on other persons
   642.    When is service effective?
   643.    Evidentiary matters
   644.    Liability of principals
   645.    Injunctions
   646.    Disclosure of information by local regulatory authorities
   647.    Confidentiality of personal information
   648.    Professional privilege or duty of confidence does not affect validity
           of or compliance with certain requirements
   649.    Duty to report suspected offences
   650.    Destruction of documents
   651.    Change of name
   652.    Approved forms
   653.    Prescribed authority to report to Board
   654.    Request for information, &c.
   655.    Confidentiality of prescribed authority
   656.    Protection from liability for prescribed authority
   657.    Trust not obliged to pay liquidator's costs
   658.    Regulations
   659.    Administration of Act
   660.    Savings and transitional provisions
   661.    Repeal and rescission
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 4
           SCHEDULE 5
           SCHEDULE 6
           SCHEDULE 7
           SCHEDULE 8
           SCHEDULE 9

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