Legal Profession Act 2004 No 112
19 Prohibition on partnerships with certain non-legal partners
(1) This section applies to a person who is not an Australian legal practitioner and who:
(a) is or was a partner of a local legal practitioner, or
(b) is or was a partner of an Australian legal practitioner and engaged in a business conducted by the partnership principally in this jurisdiction.
(2) On application by a Council, the Tribunal may make an order prohibiting (without approval under section 17 (Associates who are disqualified or convicted persons)) any Australian legal practitioner from being a partner, in a business that includes the practitioner’s practice, of a specified person to whom this section applies if:
(a) the Tribunal is satisfied that the person is not a fit and proper person to be such a partner, or
(b) the Tribunal is satisfied that the person has been guilty of conduct which, if the person were an Australian legal practitioner, would have constituted unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct.
(3) An order made under this section may be revoked by the Tribunal on application by a Council or by the person against whom the order was made.
(4) The death of an Australian legal practitioner does not prevent an application being made for, or the making of, an order under this section in relation to a person who was a partner of the practitioner.