Legal Profession Act 1987 No 109
Historical version for 22 November 2002 to 5 December 2002 (accessed 21 December 2014 at 04:16) Repealed version
Part 3ASection 48G

48G   Multidisciplinary partnerships

(1)  A barrister or solicitor (other than a barrister or solicitor who is an interstate legal practitioner) may be in partnership with a person who is not a barrister or solicitor.
(2)  This section applies only if the business of the partnership concerned includes business of a kind ordinarily conducted by a barrister or solicitor.
(3)  The following provisions apply in respect of a partnership in which a barrister or solicitor is authorised by this section to be a member:
(a)  A partner who is not a barrister or solicitor does not contravene this Part merely because the partner conducts business of the partnership that is the business of a barrister or solicitor.
(b)  A partner who is not a barrister or solicitor does not contravene this Part merely because the partner receives any fee, gain or reward for business of the partnership that is the business of a barrister or solicitor.
(c)  A partner who is not a barrister or solicitor does not contravene this Part merely because the partner holds out, advertises or represents himself or herself as a member of a partnership conducting the business of a barrister or solicitor.
(d)  A partner who is a barrister or solicitor does not contravene this Part merely because the partner shares with any other partner the receipts of business of the partnership that is the business of a barrister or solicitor.
(e)  Part 6 (Trust Accounts), Part 7 (Solicitors’ Fidelity Fund), Part 8 (Receivers) and Part 8A (Managers) apply, subject to the regulations, as if each partner who is not a solicitor were a solicitor. Those provisions so apply in connection with any business of the partnership (whether or not it is the business of a barrister or solicitor).
(4)  This section has effect despite anything to the contrary in this Part (except sections 48J and 48K) or anything to the contrary in the solicitors rules.
(5)  However, in the case of barristers, this section has effect except to the extent (if any) that the barristers rules otherwise provide.
(6)  The regulations may make provision for or with respect to the business of a partnership in which a barrister or solicitor is authorised by this section to be a member.
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