Practising certificate annexures

The holder of an Australian practising certificate must comply with the conditions imposed on the practising certificate. 
Certain conditions are described as annexures to the practising certificate. Those annexures are:

Annexure A – Condition to notify of certain events

The holder must notify the Board in writing within 7 days that —

  1. they have been charged with or convicted of a serious offence, a tax offence or an offence specified in the Legal Profession Uniform Law (WA)
  2.  they have been involved in bankruptcy 
  3. they have been disciplined as a lawyer in a foreign country.
Annexure B – Practice management course

To engage in legal practice as a principal of a law practice, the holder must successfully complete a practice management course (PMC) delivered by an accredited PMC Provider under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application (Accreditation) Rules 2022.

Annexure C – Practising as a barrister

To engage in legal practice as a barrister, the holder will be exempt from completing the PMC on the basis they will complete an approved bar reader’s course within 2 years.

The holder will also be subject to the discretionary condition that they:

  1. will engage in legal practice work solely as an independent barrister, which comprises:
    1. appearing as an advocate
    2. preparing to appear as an advocate
    3. negotiating for a client with an opponent to compromise a case
    4. representing a client in a mediation or arbitration or other method of alternative dispute resolution
    5. giving legal advice
    6. preparing or advising on documents to be used by a client or by others for the client’s case or other affairs
    7. carrying out work properly incidental to the kinds of work referred to in (i)-(vi)
    8. such other work as is from time to time commonly carried out by barristers.
  2.  While engaging in legal practice will be a sole practitioner, and must not:
    1. practise in partnership with any person
    2. practise as the employer of any legal practitioner who acts as a legal practitioner in the course of that employment
    3. practise as the employee of any person
    4. be a principal or director of an incorporated legal practice
    5. be a principal, director or member of an unincorporated legal practice.