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Rules of Practice 1994

INFORMATION

Long Title

PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

1. Short title

2. Commencement

3. Interpretation

PART 2 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND CONDUCT

Division 1 - Place and conduct of business

4. Attendance at practice

5. Sharing of premises and carrying on another business

6. Firm names and professional description

Division 2 - Advertising and attracting business

7. Advertising

8. Attracting business in offensive manner

Division 3 - Mediation and arbitration

9. Restrictions relating to mediation and arbitration

Division 4 - Relationship and dealings between practitioner and client

10. Conduct of business

11. Disclosure of information and interest

12. Acting for more than one party

12A. Practitioner member of statutory tribunal

13. Advice on costs

14. Advice on settlement

Division 5 - Dealings with legal aid clients

15. Eligibility for legal aid

16. Changes in circumstances

PART 3 - ACCOUNTING RULES

Division 1 - Receipts

17. Receipt books

18. Receipts

19. Numbering and identification of receipts

20. Duplicate receipts

Division 2 - Payments

21. Payment of trust money

22. Cheques

23. Cheque butts

24. Details of cheque butts

25. Details of cheque requisitions

Division 3 - Cash books and bank deposit books

26. Trust account cash book

27. Receipts

28. Payments

29. Trust bank deposit books

Division 4 - Trust ledger account

30. Trust ledger account

31. Details of trust ledger account

32. Receipts

33. Payments

Division 5 - Journals

34. Transfer journal

Division 6 - Bank statements

35. Trust bank account bank statements

Division 7 - Reconciliations

36. Reconciliation of trust records

Division 8 - Withdrawals from and payments to trust bank account

37. Withdrawal of money

38. Receipt of money

39. Payment of costs and expenses

40. Limit on withdrawal of money

Division 9 - Money in transit

41. Money in transit

42. Money in transit ledger

Division 10 - Computer accounting systems

43. Computer accounting systems

44. Journals maintained on a computer system

45. Trust ledger account maintained on a computer system

46. Manner of keeping records on a computer system

Division 11 - Trust account inspectors

47. Appointment of trust account inspectors

48. Assistant trust account inspector

49. Bank accounts

50. Examinations

51. Documents for examination

52. Report to Council

53. Letters to clients

54. Privilege

55. Production of documents

56. Obstructing a trust account inspector

57. Unauthorized disclosure

Division 12 - Miscellaneous

58. Maintenance of accounting records

59. Exemptions

PART 4 - SOLICITORS' GUARANTEE FUND

60. Designated trust deposit account

61. Bills of exchange

PART 5 - MONEY FOR MORTGAGE INVESTMENT

Division 1 - Mortgages and securities

62. First mortgage

63. Second mortgage

64. Contributory mortgage

65. Securities

66. Security valuation

Division 2 - Controlled fund operators

67. Controlled fund operator

68. Control of fund operators by practitioners

69. Controlled fund operators that are corporations

70. Controlled fund operators that are not corporations

71. Investments by controlled fund operators

72. Deregistration of controlled fund operators

Division 3 - Liability of related firms

73. Liability of members of related firms

Division 4 - Books of account

74. Books of account

PART 6 - INDEMNITY COVER

75. Indemnity cover schemes

76. Indemnity cover during negotiations

77. Payment of indemnity cover

78. Provision of information

PART 7 - REMUNERATION

Division 1 - General provisions relating to remuneration

79. Sharing of profits

80. Charging of commission

81. Restrictions on litigation loans

Division 2 - Remuneration relating to non-contentious business

82. Remuneration

83. Application of Division

84. Election to enter cost agreement

85. Fee for work done

86. Recommended scale of charges

87. Negotiation fee

PART 8 - BARRISTERS

88. List of barristers

88A. Professional indemnity insurance

89. Title and work of barrister

89A. Instructions from persons not legal practitioners

90. Professional conduct

91. Fees

92. Variation of fees

93. Recovery of fees

94. Acceptance of briefs

95. Ceasing to act

96. Drafting of pleadings

97. Reporting of cases

PART 9 - MISCELLANEOUS

98. Lists of practitioners

99. Rescission

SCHEDULE 1 - RULES RESCINDED

SCHEDULE 2 - FORMS