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Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Regulations 2008 (NI)

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Reg No. 6 of 2008
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This is a regulation of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
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NORFOLK                            ISLAND


LEGAL PROFESSION (professional conduct) REGULATIONS 2008


Regulations No. 6 of 2008



I, Owen Edward John Walsh, Acting Administrator of Norfolk Island, acting in accordance with the advice of the Executive Council of Norfolk Island, make the following Regulations under Section 46 of the Legal Profession Act 1993.


Dated 24 June 2008.

O.E.J. Walsh

            Acting Administrator

By His Honour’s Command

S.V. Jack

Minister for the Environment, Education and Social Welfare

Acting at the request of and for and on behalf of Minister for Tourism and Health



Part 1 Preliminary and definitions

Short title

      1.         These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Regulations 2008.


      2.         These Regulations are effective from the date their making is notified in the Gazette.

Application of the Regulations

      3.         These Regulations apply to all persons practising in Norfolk Island at the date of their commencement and on and after 1 July 2008 to practitioners holding a Norfolk Island certificate of entitlement to practise.

Adoption of Rules the Law Society of the A.C.T.

      4.         (1)        Subject to this Regulation, the Legal Profession (Solicitors) Rules 2006 of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory as at 31 March 2008 (“the Rules”) are adopted as the professional conduct Rules to which a registered practitioner must comply.

                  (2)        A reference in the Rules

                  (a)        to the Australian Capital Territory is deemed to be a reference to Norfolk Island;

                  (b)        to the Law Society or to the Council is deemed to be a reference to the Registrar;

                  (c)        to the Legal Practitioners Act 1970 is deemed a reference to the Legal Profession Act 1993;

                  (d)       to the Corporations Law is deemed to include the Companies Act 1985.

                  (3)        The following provisions of the Rules are not adopted

                  (a)        Paragraph 39.3(b);

                  (b)        Paragraph 41 (the whole);

                  (c)        Paragraph 43 (the whole).

Expiry of Regulations

      5.         These Regulations expire upon the coming into effect of section16 of the Act.



Notified Gazette No. 29, 27 June 2008.

Commenced on gazettal (27 June 2008).

Printed on the authority of the Administrator.

© Norfolk Island Government 2008

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