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Rules of Practice 1994 (S.R. 1994, No. 229)
Requested:  28 Jun 2017
Consolidated as at:  17 Mar 2006

89A. Instructions from persons not legal practitioners

(1) A barrister may accept instructions to perform work from a person who is not a legal practitioner.
(2) A barrister who accepts instructions under subrule (1) must advise the client of the following:

(a) the effect of rule 89(2) and (3);

(b) that circumstances may require the client to retain an instructing solicitor at any time;

(c) any disadvantage the barrister believes on reasonable grounds the client may suffer if an instructing solicitor is not retained;

(d) the capacity of the barrister to perform the work alone compared with the capacity of the barrister and an instructing solicitor to perform the work;

(e) a fair description of the advocacy experience of the barrister.


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