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Apr 22

Notice to the Profession – CPD Audit 2020

The Legal Practice Board is aware that the recent spread of COVID-19 and the associated warnings and protective measures have created significant pressure for the profession, particularly with isolation and remote working arrangements.

Apr 20

Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2020/2021 Financial Year

The Legal Profession Rules 2009  provide that the standard renewal period for the renewal of practising certificates is from 1 May until 31 May each year. Applications received during this time pay the standard application fee of $1,250 (plus a $20 contribution to the Solicitors Guarantee Fund, if required).

Apr 14

Notice to the Profession – Completion of PMC

The Legal Practice Board is aware that COVID-19 and the associated protective measures have created difficulties in completing courses, in particular the practice management course within required time frames.

Apr 09

Notice to the Profession – Practising certificate renewal applications and payment of fees 2020/2021

Whilst the impact of COVID-19 on the legal profession is unknown and is impossible to model on a financial basis, there is no doubt that it will cause disruption to the delivery of legal services and the capacity of legal practitioners to meet some compliance requirements.