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LEGAL PROFESSION ACT 2008


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement

   PART 2 -- Interpretation  

   3.      Terms used
            
   4.      Terms relating to lawyers
            
   5.      Terms relating to legal practitioners
            
   6.      Terms relating to associates and principals of law practices
            
   7.      Home jurisdiction
            
   8.      Suitability matters
            
   9.      Information notices
            
   10.     References to conviction and quashing conviction

   PART 3 -- Reservation of legal work and related matters

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   11.     Purposes

           Division 2 -- General prohibitions on unqualified practice  

   12.     Prohibition on engaging in legal practice when not entitled
            
   13.     Prohibition on representing or advertising entitlement to engage in legal practice when not entitled
            
   14.     Presumptions about taking or using name, title or description specified in regulations
            
   15.      Associates who are disqualified or convicted persons
            
   16.     Sharing income with unqualified persons
            
   17.     Permitting or assisting unqualified persons to practise

           Division 3 -- General  

   18.     Prohibited person must not act as executor or trustee
            
   19.     Professional discipline

   PART 4 -- Admission of local lawyers

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   20.     Purposes

           Division 2 -- Eligibility and suitability for admission  

   21.     Eligibility for admission
            
   22.     Suitability for admission
            
   23.     Early consideration of suitability
            
   24.     Referral of matters to SAT

           Division 3 -- Admission to the legal profession  

   25.     Application for admission
            
   26.     Admission by Supreme Court
            
   27.     Objection to admission
            
   28.     Roll of persons admitted to legal profession
            
   29.     Local lawyer is an officer of Supreme Court

           Division 4 -- Functions of Legal Practice Board in relation to admissions  

   30.     Board to advise on applications for admission
            
   31.     Compliance certificates
            
   32.     Consideration of applicant’s eligibility and suitability

           Division 5 -- Miscellaneous  

   33.     Board is respondent to application under this Part

   PART 5 -- Legal practice by Australian legal practitioners

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   34.     Purposes

           Division 2 -- Legal practice in this jurisdiction by Australian legal practitioners  

   35.     Entitlement of Australian legal practitioner to practise in this jurisdiction
            
   36.     WA government lawyers taken to be local legal practitioners

           Division 3 -- Local practising certificates generally  

   37.     Local practising certificates
            
   38.     Suitability to hold local practising certificate
            
   39.     Duration of local practising certificate
            
   40.     Professional indemnity insurance
            
   41.     Local legal practitioner is officer of Supreme Court

           Division 4 -- Grant or renewal of local practising certificate  

   42.     Application for grant or renewal of local practising certificate
            
   43.     Manner of application and fees
            
   44.     Timing of application for renewal of local practising certificate
            
   45.     Grant or renewal of local practising certificate

           Division 5 -- Conditions on local practising certificates  

   46.     Conditions generally
            
   47.     Conditions imposed by Board
            
   48.     Imposition or variation of conditions pending criminal proceedings
            
   49.     Conditions imposed on interstate admission
            
   50.     Restricted legal practice
            
   51.     Notification of offence
            
   52.     Conditions imposed by legal profession rules
            
   53.      Compliance with conditions

           Division 6 -- Amendment, suspension or cancellation of local practising certificates  

   54.     Application of this Division
            
   55.     Grounds for amending, suspending or cancelling local practising certificate
            
   56.     Amending, suspending or cancelling local practising certificate
            
   57.     Operation of amendment, suspension or cancellation of local practising certificate
            
   58.     Immediate suspension of local practising certificate
            
   59.     Other ways of amending, suspending or cancelling local practising certificate
            
   60.     Relationship of this Division with Part 13

           Division 7 -- Special powers in relation to local practising certificates -- show cause events  

   61.     Applicant for local practising certificate -- show cause event
            
   62.     Holder of local practising certificate -- show cause event
            
   63.     Refusal, amendment, suspension or cancellation of local practising certificate -- failure to show cause
            
   64.     Restriction on making further applications
            
   65.     Power to renew practising certificate or defer action in special circumstances
            
   66.     Relationship of this Division with Part 13

           Division 8 -- Further provisions relating to local practising certificates  

   67.     Return of local practising certificate

           Division 9 -- Interstate legal practitioners  

   68.     Requirement for professional indemnity insurance
            
   69.     Extent of entitlement of interstate legal practitioner to practise in this jurisdiction
            
   70.     Additional conditions on practice of interstate legal practitioners
            
   71.     Notification requirements for interstate legal practitioners
            
   72.     Special provisions about interstate legal practitioner engaging in unsupervised legal practice in this jurisdiction
            
   73.     Interstate legal practitioner is officer of Supreme Court

           Division 10 -- Miscellaneous provisions relating to practice  

   74.     Jurisdiction protocols
            
   75.     Consideration and investigation of applicants or holders
            
   76.     Register of local practising certificates
            
   77.     Orders about conditions
            
   78.     Review of decisions of Board
            
   79.     Interstate government lawyers
            
   80.     Fees

   PART 6 -- Inter-jurisdictional provisions regarding admission and practising certificates

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   81.     Purpose
            
   82.     Other requirements not affected

           Division 2 -- Notifications to be given by local authorities to interstate authorities  

   83.     Official notification to other jurisdictions of applications for admission and associated matters
            
   84.     Official notification to other jurisdictions of removals from local roll
            
   85.     Board to notify other jurisdictions of certain matters

           Division 3 -- Notifications to be given by lawyers to local authorities  

   86.     Lawyer to give notice of removal of name from interstate roll
            
   87.     Lawyer to give notice of interstate orders
            
   88.     Lawyer to give notice of foreign regulatory action
            
   89.     Provisions relating to requirement to notify

           Division 4 -- Taking of action by local authorities in response to notifications received  

   90.     Peremptory removal of local lawyer’s name from local roll following removal in another jurisdiction
            
   91.     Peremptory cancellation of local practising certificate following removal of name from interstate roll
            
   92.     Show cause procedure for removal of lawyer’s name from local roll following foreign regulatory action
            
   93.     Show cause procedure for cancellation of local practising certificate following foreign regulatory action
            
   94.     Order for non-removal of name
            
   95.     Order for non-cancellation of local practising certificate
            
   96.     Local authority may give information to other local authorities

   PART 7 -- Incorporated legal practices and multi-disciplinary partnerships

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   97.     Purposes
            
   98.     Terms used

           Division 2 -- Incorporated legal practices providing legal services  

   99.     Nature of incorporated legal practice
            
   100.    Non-legal services and businesses of incorporated legal practices
            
   101.    Corporations eligible to be incorporated legal practice
            
   102.    Notice of intention to start providing legal services
            
   103.    Prohibition on representations that corporation is incorporated legal practice
            
   104.    Notice of corporation ceasing to engage in legal practice
            
   105.    Incorporated legal practice must have legal practitioner director
            
   106.    Obligations of legal practitioner director relating to misconduct
            
   107.    Incorporated legal practice without legal practitioner director
            
   108.    Obligations and privileges of practitioners who are officers or employees
            
   109.    Professional indemnity insurance
            
   110.    Conflicts of interest
            
   111.    Disclosure obligations
            
   112.    Effect of non-disclosure on provision of certain services
            
   113.    Application of legal profession rules
            
   114.     Requirements relating to advertising
            
   115.    Extension of vicarious liability relating to failure to account, pay or deliver and dishonesty to incorporated legal practices
            
   116.    Sharing of receipts, revenue or other income
            
   117.    Disqualified persons
            
   118.    Audit of incorporated legal practice
            
   119.    Banning of incorporated legal practices
            
   120.    Disqualification from managing incorporated legal practice
            
   121.    Disclosure of information to Australian Securities and Investments Commission
            
   122.    External administration proceedings under Corporations Act
            
   123.    External administration proceedings under other legislation
            
   124.    Incorporated legal practice is subject to receivership under this Act and external administration under Corporations Act
            
   125.    Incorporated legal practice that is subject to receivership under this Act and external administration under other legislation
            
   126.    Cooperation between courts
            
   127.    Relationship of Act to constitution of incorporated legal practice
            
   128.    Relationship of Act to legislation establishing incorporated legal practice
            
   129.    Relationship of Act to Corporations legislation
            
   130.    Undue influence

           Division 3 -- Multi-disciplinary partnerships  

   131.    Nature of multi-disciplinary partnership
            
   132.    Conduct of multi-disciplinary partnership
            
   133.    Notice of intention to start practice in multi-disciplinary partnership
            
   134.    General obligations of legal practitioner partners
            
   135.    Obligations of legal practitioner partner relating to misconduct
            
   136.    Actions of partner who is not Australian legal practitioner
            
   137.    Obligations and privileges of practitioners who are partners or employees
            
   138.    Conflicts of interest
            
   139.    Disclosure obligations
            
   140.    Effect of non-disclosure on provision of certain services
            
   141.    Application of legal profession rules
            
   142.    Requirements relating to advertising
            
   143.    Sharing of receipts, revenue or other income
            
   144.    Disqualified persons
            
   145.    Prohibition on partnerships with certain partners who are not Australian legal practitioners
            
   146.    Undue influence

           Division 4 -- Miscellaneous  

   147.    Obligations of individual practitioners not affected
            
   148.    Regulations

   PART 8 -- Legal practice by foreign lawyers

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   149.    Purpose
            
   150.    Terms used
            
   151.    This Part does not apply to Australian legal practitioners

           Division 2 -- Practice of foreign law  

   152.    Requirement for registration
            
   153.    Entitlement of Australian-registered foreign lawyer to practise in this jurisdiction
            
   154.    Scope of practice
            
   155.    Form of practice
            
   156.    Application of Australian professional ethical and practice standards
            
   157.    Designation
            
   158.    Letterhead and other identifying documents
            
   159.    Advertising
            
   160.    Foreign lawyer employing Australian legal practitioner
            
   161.    Trust money and trust accounts
            
   162.    Professional indemnity insurance
            
   163.    Fidelity cover

           Division 3 -- Local registration of foreign lawyers generally  

   164.    Local registration of foreign lawyers
            
   165.    Duration of registration
            
   166.    Locally registered foreign lawyer is not officer of Supreme Court

           Division 4 -- Application for grant or renewal of local registration  

   167.    Application for grant or renewal of registration
            
   168.    Manner of application
            
   169.    Requirements regarding applications for grant or renewal of registration

           Division 5 -- Grant or renewal of registration  

   170.    Grant or renewal of registration
            
   171.    Requirement to grant or renew registration if criteria satisfied
            
   172.    Refusal to grant or renew registration

           Division 6 -- Amendment, suspension or cancellation of local registration  

   173.    Application of this Division
            
   174.    Grounds for amending, suspending or cancelling local registration
            
   175.    Amending, suspending or cancelling registration
            
   176.    Operation of amendment, suspension or cancellation of registration
            
   177.    Other ways of amending or cancelling registration
            
   178.    Relationship of this Division with Part 13

           Division 7 -- Special powers in relation to local registration -- show cause events  

   179.    Applicant for local registration -- show cause event
            
   180.    Locally registered foreign lawyer -- show cause event
            
   181.    Refusal, amendment, suspension or cancellation of local registration -- failure to show cause
            
   182.    Restriction on making further applications
            
   183.    Relationship of this Division with Part 13

           Division 8 -- Further provisions relating to local registration  

   184.    Immediate suspension of registration
            
   185.    Automatic cancellation of registration on grant of practising certificate
            
   186.    Suspension or cancellation of registration not to affect disciplinary processes
            
   187.    Return of local registration certificate on amendment, suspension or cancellation of registration

           Division 9 -- Conditions on registration  

   188.    Conditions generally
            
   189.    Conditions imposed by Board
            
   190.    Imposition or variation of conditions pending criminal proceedings
            
   191.    Condition regarding notification of offence
            
   192.    Conditions imposed by legal profession rules
            
   193.     Compliance with conditions

           Division 10 -- Interstate-registered foreign lawyers  

   194.    Extent of entitlement of interstate-registered foreign lawyer to practise in this jurisdiction
            
   195.    Additional conditions on practice of interstate-registered foreign lawyers
            
   196.    Notification requirements for interstate-registered foreign lawyers

           Division 11 -- Miscellaneous  

   197.    Consideration and investigation of applicants and locally registered foreign lawyers
            
   198.    Register of locally registered foreign lawyers
            
   199.    Publication of information about locally registered foreign lawyers
            
   200.    SAT orders about conditions
            
   201.    Exemption by Board
            
   202.    Membership of professional association
            
   203.    Review by SAT

   PART 9 -- Trust money and trust accounts

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   204.    Purposes
            
   205.    Terms used
            
   206.    Money involved in financial services or investments
            
   207.    Determinations about status of money
            
   208.    Application of Part to law practices and trust money
            
   209.    Trust money protocols
            
   210.    When money is received
            
   211.    Discharge by legal practitioner associate of obligations of law practice
            
   212.    Liability of principals of law practices
            
   213.    Former practices, principals and associates

           Division 2 -- Trust accounts and trust money  

   214.    Maintenance of general trust account
            
   215.    Certain trust money to be deposited in general trust account
            
   216.    Holding, disbursing and accounting for trust money
            
   217.    Manner of withdrawal of trust money from general trust account
            
   218.    Controlled money
            
   219.    Manner of withdrawal of controlled money from controlled money account
            
   220.    Transit money
            
   221.    Trust money subject to specific powers
            
   222.    Trust money received in form of cash
            
   223.    Protection of trust money
            
   224.    Intermixing money
            
   225.    Dealing with trust money: legal costs and unclaimed money
            
   226.    Deficiency in trust account
            
   227.    Reporting certain irregularities and suspected irregularities
            
   228.    Keeping trust records
            
   229.    False names

           Division 3 -- Investigations  

   230.    Appointment of investigators
            
   231.    Investigations
            
   232.    Application of Part 15
            
   233.    Investigator’s report and confidentiality
            
   234.    When costs of investigation are debt

           Division 4 -- External examinations  

   235.    Designation of external examiners
            
   236.    Designation and appointment of associates as external examiners
            
   237.    Trust records to be externally examined
            
   238.    Examination of affairs in connection with examination of trust records
            
   239.    Final examination of trust records
            
   240.    Carrying out examination
            
   241.    External examiner’s report and confidentiality
            
   242.    Law practice liable for costs of examination

           Division 5 -- Provisions relating to ADIs  

   243.    ADI not subject to certain obligations and liabilities
            
   244.    Reports, records and information

           Division 6 -- Miscellaneous  

   245.    Restrictions on receipt of trust money
            
   246.    Restrictions on receipt of trust money by interstate legal practitioners
            
   247.    Application of Part to incorporated legal practices and multi-disciplinary partnerships
            
   248.    Disclosure to clients -- money not received or held as trust money
            
   249.    Disclosure of accounts used to hold money entrusted to law practice or legal practitioner associate
            
   250.    Regulations

   PART 10 -- Costs disclosure and assessment

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   251.    Purposes
            
   252.    Terms used
            
   253.    Terms relating to third party payers

           Division 2 -- Application of this Part  

   254.    Application of Part -- first instructions rule
            
   255.     Part also applies by agreement or at client’s election
            
   256.    Displacement of Part
            
   257.    How and where client first instructs law practice
            
   258.    When matter has substantial connection with this jurisdiction
            
   259.    What happens when different laws apply to matter

           Division 3 -- Costs disclosure  

   260.    Disclosure of costs to clients
            
   261.    Disclosure if another law practice to be retained
            
   262.    How and when disclosure must be made
            
   263.    Exceptions to requirement for disclosure
            
   264.    Additional disclosure -- settlement of litigious matters
            
   265.    Additional disclosure -- uplift fees
            
   266.    Form of disclosure
            
   267.    Ongoing obligation to disclose
            
   268.    Effect of failure to disclose
            
   269.    Progress reports
            
   270.    Disclosure to associated third party payers

           Division 4 -- Legal costs generally  

   271.    Basis on which legal costs are recoverable
            
   272.    Security for legal costs
            
   273.    Interest on unpaid legal costs

           Division 5 -- Legal costs determinations  

   274.    Terms used
            
   275.    Legal costs determinations
            
   276.    Review of costs determinations
            
   277.    Inquiries by Legal Costs Committee
            
   278.    Notice and submissions in respect of determination
            
   279.    Report and publication of costs determinations
            
   280.    Effect of costs determination
            
   281.    Reports

           Division 6 -- Costs agreements  

   282.    Making costs agreements
            
   283.    Conditional costs agreements
            
   284.    Conditional costs agreements involving uplift fees
            
   285.    Contingency fees are prohibited
            
   286.    Effect of costs agreement
            
   287.    Certain costs agreements void
            
   288.    Setting aside costs agreements

           Division 7 -- Billing  

   289.    Legal costs cannot be recovered unless bill has been given
            
   290.    Bills
            
   291.    Notification of client’s rights
            
   292.    Request for itemised bill
            
   293.    Interim bills

           Division 8 -- Costs assessment  

   294.    Term used: client
            
   295.    Application by clients or third party payers for costs assessment
            
   296.    Application for costs assessment by law practice retaining another law practice
            
   297.    Application for costs assessment by law practice giving bill
            
   298.    Consequences of application
            
   299.    Persons to be notified of application
            
   300.    Procedure on assessment
            
   301.    Criteria for assessment
            
   302.    Assessment of costs by reference to costs agreement
            
   303.    Assessment of costs by reference to costs determination
            
   304.    Costs of assessment
            
   305.    Certification and interest
            
   306.    Assessment of Legal Aid Commission bill
            
   307.    Referral for disciplinary action
            
   308.    Review of assessment
            
   309.    Contracting out of Division by sophisticated clients

           Division 9 -- Legal Costs Committee

              Subdivision 1 -- Establishment  

   310.    Legal Costs Committee
            
   311.    Nominations
            
   312.    Term of office
            
   313.    Deputy chairperson
            
   314.    Deputy members
            
   315.    Removal and resignation
            
   316.    Leave of absence
            
   317.    Remuneration and allowances

              Subdivision 2 -- Procedure  

   318.    Meetings
            
   319.    Voting
            
   320.    Quorum
            
   321.    Legal Costs Committee to determine procedures

              Subdivision 3 -- Support and financial provisions  

   322.    Use of staff and facilities of departments
            
   323.    Funds
            
   324.    Application of Financial Management Act 2006 and Auditor General Act 2006

           Division 10 -- Miscellaneous  

   325.    Application of PART to incorporated legal practices and multi-disciplinary partnerships
            
   326.    Imputed acts, omissions or knowledge

   PART 11 -- Professional indemnity insurance  

   327.    Terms used
            
   328.    Regulations as to professional indemnity insurance
            
   329.    Law Mutual (WA)
            
   330.    Law Mutual Fund
            
   331.    PII management committee
            
   332.    Delegation

   PART 12 -- Fidelity cover

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   333.    Purpose
            
   334.    Terms used
            
   335.    Time of default

           Division 2 -- Solicitors’ Guarantee Fund  

   336.    Establishment of Guarantee Fund
            
   337.    Payment of contributions by local legal practitioners
            
   338.    Payment of contributions by interstate legal practitioners
            
   339.    Levy to supplement Guarantee Fund
            
   340.    Failure to pay levy
            
   341.    Insurance
            
   342.    Investment of Guarantee Fund
            
   343.    Borrowing

           Division 3 -- Fidelity cover

              Subdivision 1 -- Application provisions  

   344.    Application to Australian-registered foreign lawyers
            
   345.    Application to incorporated legal practices
            
   346.    Application to multi-disciplinary partnerships
            
   347.    Application to sole practitioners whose practising certificates lapse

              Subdivision 2 -- Defaults to which this Division applies  

   348.    Meaning of relevant jurisdiction
            
   349.    Defaults to which this Division applies
            
   350.    Defaults relating to financial services or investments

              Subdivision 3 -- Claims about defaults  

   351.    Claims about defaults
            
   352.    Time limit for making claims
            
   353.    Advertisements
            
   354.    Time limit for making claims following advertisement
            
   355.    Claims not affected by certain matters
            
   356.    Investigation of claims
            
   357.    Advance payments

              Subdivision 4 -- Determination of claims  

   358.    Determination of claims
            
   359.    Maximum amount allowable
            
   360.    Costs
            
   361.    Interest
            
   362.    Reduction of claim because of other benefits
            
   363.    Subrogation
            
   364.    Repayment of certain amounts
            
   365.    Notification of delay in making decision
            
   366.    Notification of decision
            
   367.    Proceedings against Trust restrained
            
   368.    Proceedings to establish claim
            
   369.    Court proceedings

              Subdivision 5 -- Payments from Guarantee Fund for defaults  

   370.    Application of Guarantee Fund
            
   371.    Caps on payments
            
   372.    Sufficiency of Guarantee Fund

              Subdivision 6 -- Claims by law practices or associates  

   373.    Claims by law practices or associates about defaults
            
   374.    Claims by law practices or associates about notional defaults

              Subdivision 7 -- Defaults involving interstate elements  

   375.    Concerted interstate defaults
            
   376.    Defaults involving interstate elements where committed by one associate only

              Subdivision 8 -- Inter-jurisdictional provisions  

   377.    Fidelity protocols
            
   378.    Forwarding of claims
            
   379.    Investigation of defaults to which this Division applies
            
   380.    Investigation of defaults to which corresponding law applies
            
   381.    Investigation of concerted interstate defaults and other defaults involving interstate elements
            
   382.    Recommendations by Trust to corresponding authorities
            
   383.    Recommendations to and decisions by Trust after receiving recommendations from corresponding authorities
            
   384.    Request to another jurisdiction to investigate aspects of claim
            
   385.    Request from another jurisdiction to investigate aspects of claim
            
   386.    Cooperation with other authorities

           Division 4 -- Interest on trust accounts  

   387.    ADI to pay interest on trust accounts to Trust
            
   388.    Application of interest
            
   389.    Audit of expenditure
            
   390.    Application of Financial Management Act 2006 and Auditor General Act 2006

           Division 5 -- Legal Contribution Trust  

   391.    Establishment of Trust
            
   392.    Relationship to Crown
            
   393.    Constitution of Trust
            
   394.    Chairperson
            
   395.    Deputies
            
   396.    Vacation of office
            
   397.    Meetings
            
   398.    Voting
            
   399.    Functions of Trust
            
   400.    Execution of documents by Trust

   PART 13 -- Complaints and discipline

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   401.    Purposes

           Division 2 -- Key concepts  

   402.    Term used: unsatisfactory professional conduct
            
   403.    Term used: professional misconduct
            
   404.    Conduct capable of constituting unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct

           Division 3 -- Application  

   405.    Practitioners to whom this Part applies
            
   406.    Application of Part to lawyers, former lawyers and former practitioners
            
   407.    Conduct to which this Part applies -- generally
            
   408.    Conduct to which this Part applies -- insolvency, serious offences and tax offences

           Division 4 -- Complaints about Australian legal practitioners  

   409.    Complaints
            
   410.    Making of complaints
            
   411.    Time of complaint
            
   412.    Further information and verification
            
   413.    Practitioner to be notified of complaint
            
   414.    Submissions by practitioner
            
   415.    Summary dismissal of complaints
            
   416.    Withdrawal of complaint

           Division 5 -- Mediation  

   417.    Mediation of complaints
            
   418.    Facilitation of mediation
            
   419.    Admissibility of evidence and documents
            
   420.    Order following mediation

           Division 6 -- Investigation by Complaints Committee  

   421.    Investigations
            
   422.    Application of Part 15
            
   423.    Referral of matters for costs assessment

           Division 7 -- Decision of Complaints Committee  

   424.    Decision of Complaints Committee after investigation
            
   425.    Dismissal of complaint
            
   426.    Summary conclusion of complaint procedure
            
   427.    Record of decision
            
   428.    Referrals to SAT
            
   429.    Costs

           Division 8 -- General procedural matters  

   430.    Procedure
            
   431.    Duty to deal with complaints efficiently and expeditiously
            
   432.    Complainant and practitioner to be informed of action taken
            
   433.    Parties
            
   434.    Proceedings generally not to be public
            
   435.    Review of Complaints Committee decision

           Division 9 -- Immediate suspension of local practising certificate  

   436.    Interim restrictions on practice

           Division 10 -- Proceedings in State Administrative Tribunal  

   437.    Constitution of SAT under this Act
            
   438.    Jurisdiction of SAT
            
   439.    Orders requiring official implementation in this jurisdiction
            
   440.    Orders requiring official implementation in another jurisdiction
            
   441.    Orders requiring compliance by practitioner
            
   442.    Alternative finding
            
   443.    Interlocutory and interim orders
            
   444.    Court may punish
            
   445.    Official notification to Board and Complaints Committee of removals from local roll
            
   446.    Compliance with orders
            
   447.    Other remedies not affected

           Division 11 -- Compensation  

   448.    Compensation orders
            
   449.    Prerequisites to making of compensation orders
            
   450.    Effect on other remedies

           Division 12 -- Publicising disciplinary action  

   451.    Terms used
            
   452.    Register of Disciplinary Action
            
   453.    Other means of publicising disciplinary action
            
   454.    Quashing of disciplinary action
            
   455.    Liability for publicising disciplinary action
            
   456.    Disciplinary action taken because of infirmity, injury or illness
            
   457.    Effect of secrecy provisions and non-disclosure orders

           Division 13 -- Inter-jurisdictional provisions  

   458.    Conduct protocols
            
   459.    Request to another jurisdiction to investigate complaint or conduct
            
   460.    Request from another jurisdiction to investigate complaint or conduct
            
   461.    Sharing of information with corresponding authorities
            
   462.    Cooperation with other authorities
            
   463.    Compliance with recommendations or orders made under corresponding laws
            
   464.    Other powers or functions not affected

           Division 14 -- Miscellaneous  

   465.    Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
            
   466.    Failure to comply with orders
            
   467.    Confidentiality of client communications
            
   468.    Claims of privilege
            
   469.    Waiver of privilege or duty of confidentiality

   PART 14 -- External intervention

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   470.    Purposes
            
   471.    Terms used
            
   472.    Application of Part to Australian-registered foreign lawyers
            
   473.    Application of Part to other persons

           Division 2 -- Initiation of external intervention  

   474.    Circumstances warranting external intervention
            
   475.    Determination regarding external intervention

           Division 3 -- Supervisors of trust money  

   476.    Appointment of supervisor of trust money
            
   477.    Notice of appointment
            
   478.    Effect of service of notice of appointment
            
   479.    Role of supervisor of trust money
            
   480.    Records of and dealing with trust money of law practice under supervision
            
   481.    Termination of supervisor’s appointment

           Division 4 -- Managers  

   482.    Appointment of manager
            
   483.    Notice of appointment
            
   484.    Effect of service of notice of appointment
            
   485.    Role of manager
            
   486.    Records and accounts of law practice under management and dealings with trust money
            
   487.    Deceased estates
            
   488.    Termination of manager’s appointment

           Division 5 -- Receivers  

   489.    Appointment of receiver
            
   490.    Notice of appointment
            
   491.    Effect of service of notice of appointment
            
   492.    Role of receiver
            
   493.    Records and accounts of, and dealing with trust money of, law practice under receivership
            
   494.    Power of receiver to take possession of regulated property
            
   495.    Power of receiver to take delivery of regulated property
            
   496.    Power of receiver to deal with regulated property
            
   497.    Power of receiver to require documents or information
            
   498.    Examinations
            
   499.    Lien for costs on regulated property
            
   500.    Regulated property not to be attached
            
   501.    Recovery of regulated property where there has been breach of trust
            
   502.    Improperly destroying property
            
   503.    Deceased estates
            
   504.    Termination of receiver’s appointment

           Division 6 -- General  

   505.    Conditions on appointment of external intervener
            
   506.    Status of acts of external intervener
            
   507.    Eligibility for reappointment or authorisation
            
   508.    Review of appointment
            
   509.    Directions of SAT
            
   510.    Manager and receiver appointed for law practice
            
   511.    ADI disclosure requirements
            
   512.    Fees, legal costs and expenses
            
   513.    Reports by external intervener
            
   514.    Confidentiality
            
   515.    Provisions relating to requirements under this Part
            
   516.    Obstruction of external intervener

   PART 15 -- Provisions relating to investigations

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   517.    Terms used

           Division 2 -- Requirements relating to documents, information and other assistance  

   518.    Application of Division
            
   519.    Requirement to provide access to documents and information relating to affairs of law practice
            
   520.    Requirements in relation to complaint investigations
            
   521.    Provisions relating to requirements under this Division

           Division 3 -- Entry and search of premises  

   522.    Application of Division
            
   523.    Investigator’s power to enter premises
            
   524.    Search warrant
            
   525.    Powers of investigator while on premises

           Division 4 -- Additional powers in relation to incorporated legal practices  

   526.    Application of Division
            
   527.    Powers relating to investigations and audits to which this Division applies
            
   528.    Examination of persons
            
   529.    Inspection of books
            
   530.    Power to hold hearings

           Division 5 -- Miscellaneous  

   531.    Obstruction or misleading of investigator
            
   532.    Obligations of Australian lawyers
            
   533.    Permitted disclosure of confidential information

   PART 16 -- Regulatory authorities

           Division 1 -- Legal Practice Board

              Subdivision 1 -- Establishment  

   534.    Board established
            
   535.    Relationship to Crown
            
   536.    Board members
            
   537.    Who may vote in election
            
   538.    Vacation of office by member
            
   539.    Functions
            
   540.    Powers
            
   541.    Chairperson and deputy chairperson
            
   542.    Casual vacancies

              Subdivision 2 -- Performance  

   543.    Presiding at meetings
            
   544.    Quorum
            
   545.    Voting
            
   546.    Procedures
            
   547.    Delegation

              Subdivision 3 -- Financial and reporting provisions  

   548.    Application of funds
            
   548A.   Law library contributions
            
   549.    Accounts and records
            
   550.    Audit
            
   551.    Annual and other reports

              Subdivision 4 -- Miscellaneous  

   552.    Committees
            
   553.    Secretary of Board
            
   554.    Execution of documents by Board

           Division 2 -- Legal Profession Complaints Committee

              Subdivision 1 -- Establishment  

   555.    Legal Profession Complaints Committee established
            
   556.    Complaints Committee members
            
   557.    Functions of Complaints Committee
            
   558.    Term of appointment -- representative of community
            
   559.    Deputy chairperson
            
   560.    Deputies of representatives of community
            
   561.    Removal or resignation
            
   562.    Leave of absence
            
   563.    Termination of office may be deferred
            
   564.    Remuneration and allowances
            
   565.    Saving

              Subdivision 2 -- Performance  

   566.    Quorum
            
   567.    Meetings
            
   568.    Divisions
            
   569.    Voting
            
   570.    Complaints Committee may determine its own procedures
            
   571.    Reports

           Division 3 -- Law Complaints Officer and staff  

   572.    Law Complaints Officer
            
   573.    Delegation to Law Complaints Officer
            
   574.    Staff

   PART 17 -- Rules

           Division 1 -- Admission rules  

   575.    Admission rules

           Division 2 -- Legal profession rules  

   576.    Subject-matter of legal profession rules
            
   577.     Rules for Australian legal practitioners
            
   578.    Rules for Australian-registered foreign lawyers
            
   579.    Rules for incorporated legal practices and multi-disciplinary partnerships
            
   580.    Rules for Board and Complaints Committee

           Division 3 -- General provisions  

   581.    Binding nature of legal profession rules
            
   582.    Rules inconsistent with regulations
            
   583.     Rules are subsidiary legislation

   PART 18 -- General provisions  

   584.    Liability of principals
            
   585.    Injunctions
            
   586.    Disclosure of information by local regulatory authorities
            
   587.    Confidentiality of personal information
            
   588.    Professional privilege or duty of confidence does not affect validity or compliance with certain requirements
            
   589.    Duty to report suspected offences
            
   590.    Contempt of Supreme Court
            
   591.    Protection from liability
            
   592.    Legal proceedings
            
   593.    Evidentiary certificates
            
   594.    Approved forms
            
   595.    Laying documents before House of Parliament that is not sitting
            
   596.    Regulations
            
   596A.   Law library
            
   596B.   Board library assets transferred to the State
            
   597.    Review of Act

   PART 19 -- Repeal, savings, transitional and other provisions

           Division 1 -- Repeals  

   598.    Legal Practice Act 2003 repealed
            
   599.    Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967 repealed
            
   600.    Interpretation Act 1984 not affected

           Division 2 -- Savings and transitional provisions relating to repeal of Legal Practice Act 2003  

   601.    Terms used
            
   602.    Articles and other practical legal training
            
   603.    Admission
            
   604.    Existing applications for admission
            
   605.    Roll
            
   606.    Practising certificates
            
   607.    Actions before commencement day that continue to have effect
            
   608.    Restricted legal practice
            
   609.    Foreign lawyers
            
   610.    Incorporated legal practices
            
   611.    Orders in relation to multi-disciplinary partnerships
            
   612.    Approvals under section 133 of 2003 Act
            
   613.    Authority to receive trust money
            
   614.    Deficiencies in trust accounts
            
   615.    Investigations
            
   616.    Client information and legal costs
            
   617.    Legal costs determinations and Legal Costs Committee
            
   618.    Legal Practice Board continued
            
   619.    Membership of Board
            
   620.    Complaints Committee continued
            
   621.    Complaints and investigations under Act of prior conduct
            
   622.    Discipline
            
   623.    Examiners
            
   624.    Orders under section 149 of 2003 Act
            
   625.    Orders under section 150 of 2003 Act
            
   626.    Appointments and authorisations under section 151 of 2003 Act
            
   627.    Appointments under section 154 of 2003 Act
            
   628.    Appointments and orders under section 156 of 2003 Act
            
   629.    Board may give directions
            
   630.    References to 1893 and 2003 Acts and related matters

           Division 3 -- Savings and transitional provisions relating to repeal of Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967  

   631.    Terms used
            
   632.    Legal Contribution Trust continued
            
   633.    Solicitors’ Guarantee Fund
            
   634.    Contributions
            
   635.    Claims for acts happening before the commencement day
            
   636.    References to Legal Contribution Trust Act 1967

           Division 4 -- Transitional regulations  

   637.    Transitional regulations
           Defined terms
           Compilation table


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