Insert at the end of the section:(2) The Bar Council may delegate to any of its committees the exercise of any of its functions under this Act, other than this power of delegation. Such a delegation may be made only to a committee whose presiding member is a member of the Council.
Omit the following wherever occurring:
and interstate legal practitioners
or interstate legal practitioner
or interstate legal practitioners
and locally registered foreign lawyers
or locally registered foreign lawyer
Omit the definition of complaint. Insert instead:
complaint means a complaint under this Part.
Insert in alphabetical order:
legal practitioner includes an interstate legal practitioner.
Omit section 127 (1) (b1).
Omit section 128 (3). Insert instead:(3) This Part applies to a person who is or was an interstate legal practitioner only if the person practises or practised as a barrister or solicitor and barrister in this State.
Insert after section 128:This Part does not affect the power of a Council to conduct an investigation into the affairs of a legal practitioner under the provisions of any other Part of this Act or under any other Act.
Insert after section 131 (1):(1A) The Commissioner may appear by barrister or solicitor before, and be heard by, the Supreme Court in the exercise of the functions of the Supreme Court under this Act or otherwise in relation to barristers or solicitors.
Omit “initiated by the Council” from section 148 (1).
Insert instead “made by the Council”.
Omit the subsection.
Omit the section.
Omit section 171M (2). Insert instead:(2) That inherent power or jurisdiction extends to interstate legal practitioners and locally registered foreign lawyers.