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Rules of Practice 1994 (S.R. 1994, No. 229)
Requested:  29 Mar 2017
Consolidated as at:  17 Mar 2006

12A. Practitioner member of statutory tribunal

(1) A practitioner must not undertake work on behalf of a client in relation to, or appear in, any proceedings before a statutory tribunal of which the practitioner is a member.
(2) A practitioner must not appear in any proceedings before a statutory tribunal on behalf of a client if a partner, employer or employee of the practitioner is sitting as a member of that statutory tribunal for the purposes of those proceedings.
(3) A practitioner must not undertake work on behalf of a client in relation to, or appear in, any proceedings before a statutory tribunal of which a partner, employer or employee of the practitioner is a member unless –

(a) the practitioner advises his or her client and any other party to the proceedings that a partner, employer or employee of the practitioner is a member of that statutory tribunal; and

(b) that advice is given as soon as practicable.

(4) A reference to a partner of a practitioner is a reference to –

(a) a partner of the firm of which the practitioner is a partner; or

(b) a director of the legal practitioner corporation of which the practitioner is a director.

(5) A reference to an employee of a practitioner includes a reference to –

(a) a practitioner employed by a legal practitioner corporation of which the first practitioner is a director; and

(b) any other practitioner employed in the firm or legal practitioner corporation of which the first practitioner is an employee.

(6) A reference to an employer of a practitioner includes a reference to a director of a legal practitioner corporation of which the first practitioner is an employee.

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