Appointment of External Interveners

In certain circumstances, the Board’s Professional Affairs Committee (PAC) has (and will in the future) see fit to appoint practitioners who are not Principals as, amongst other things, a Manager under the provisions of Part 14 of the Act to firms that are under PAC scrutiny and management. Such appointees may have the PMC Condition imposed on their practising certificate.

Clearly, the PAC are of the view that practitioners appointed as Managers have the requisite skills to act in the capacity of a Principal and to manage the firms under which they accept the appointment. However, those practitioners are not intending to commence as a Principal in their own right and hence will not, as a matter of course, lodge a Form 11 (Notice of Intention to Commence as a Principal) or Form 12 (Request to Revoke the Condition on a Local Practising Certificate).

Appointed Managers in these circumstances are encouraged to seek revocation or variation of the PMC Condition. In circumstances where the management appointment is on a restricted or very short term basis, the Manager is encouraged to seek a variation to the PMC Condition.
Managers appointed by the Board are prima facie seen to be able to act in the capacity of a Principal. In such circumstances, and upon application, appropriate revocation or variation of the PMC Condition will be granted. 

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