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Mar 16

Trust Accounts

For those law practices operating a law practice trust account the following documents are now available:

  • 2017 External Examiner’s Report Guidance Note; 
  • 2017 External Examiners Report; and
  • 2017 Declaration and Trust Money Statements Parts A, B and C.
Please note there is now a Part C to profile the law practice and to ascertain an estimate of conveyancing activity, for 2015/2016.  Please note this is an estimate only. Unless easily available actual figures are not expected.

Mar 07

LPB Form 1 Version 10

On 24 February 2017 the Legal Practice Board (Board) approved for use, from 7 March 2017, Version 10 of its LPB form 1 Application for a Local Practising Certificate. LPB Form 1 version 10 replaces the LPB form 1 version 8 and all earlier versions of the published LPB Form 1. 

Aug 22

An Update on the Legal Practice Board Practice Management Course Condition

From 1 July 2016 all practitioners who are not Principals of a law practice will have the practice management course condition (PMC Condition) imposed on their local practising certificate.

Since the inception of the PMC Condition the Legal Practice Board (Board) has been managing and considering applications by practitioners for the revocation or variation of the condition.

The Board’s Professional Development Committee (PDC) would like to provide information and clarification to the profession on a range of issues that may arise in the administration of the PMC Condition.

Apr 06

Application for a Local Practising Certificate for the 2016/2017 Financial Year

The Legal Profession Rules 2009 provide that the standard renewal period for renewal of practising certificates is from 1 May until 31 May each year. Applications received during this time pay the standard application fee of $1250 (plus a $20 contribution to the Solicitors Guarantee Fund if required).