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Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005 No 98
Repealed version for 24 November 2005 to 6 December 2007 (accessed 26 June 2019 at 06:47)
Schedule 3
Schedule 3 Amendments consequential on the enactment of the Legal Profession Act 2004 No 112
(Section 3)
Explanatory note
The Legal Profession Act 2004 introduced new terms to distinguish between different types of lawyers. In particular, the Act introduced the concept of an Australian lawyer (a person who is admitted to the legal profession under the Act or a corresponding law) and an Australian legal practitioner (an Australian lawyer who holds a current local practising certificate or a current interstate practising certificate). The proposed amendments in Schedule 3 replace references in various Acts to a legal practitioner, solicitor, barrister, lawyer, counsel or attorney with the appropriate term for these positions following the enactment of the Legal Profession Act 2004. The proposed amendments also replace references to the Legal Profession Act 1987 (now repealed) with references to the Legal Profession Act 2004. Currently, the meaning of Australian legal practitioner is contained in the Interpretation Act 1987 for ease of reference in other Acts. The proposed amendments also contain a similar amendment to the Interpretation Act 1987 in connection with the term Australian lawyer.
[1]   Sections 202 and 206 (4)
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 206 Privilege concerning answers and documents
Omit “the legal practitioner” from section 206 (4).
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 119 Hearings to be in camera
Omit “barristers, solicitors” from section 119 (2).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioners”.
[2]   Sections 122 (2)–(5) and 124 (2)
Omit “a lawyer” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Sections 122 (3), (6) and (9), 123 (3) (b) and 124 (1) (b) and (4) (b)
Omit “the lawyer” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[4]   Sections 122 (8), 123 (4) and 124 (5)
Omit “A lawyer” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “An Australian legal practitioner”.
[5]   Section 124 Guardian ad litem and amicus curiae—birth parents of child
Omit “or their, lawyer” from section 124 (1).
Insert instead “or their, Australian legal practitioner”.
[6]   Dictionary
Omit the definition of lawyer.
Section 12 Proceedings for recovery of penalties
Omit “a counsel, attorney” from section 12 (5).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 87 Definitions
Omit “legal practitioner” from the definition of agent.
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 98 Rights of appearance and representation
Omit “a legal practitioner” from section 98 (3).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 122O Representation
Omit “counsel or a solicitor”.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 45 Legal representation
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 4 Definitions
Omit the definition of lawyer from section 4 (1).
[2]   Section 19 Procedure following determination as to bail
Omit “a lawyer” from section 19 (1) (a).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 25A Stay of decision to grant bail if review sought
Omit “legal practitioner” wherever occurring in section 25A (1) and (2).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Sections 44 (2) and 112, clause 13 (1) of Schedule 1 and clause 9 (2) of Schedule 5
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 47 Making submissions to inquiry
Omit “a legal practitioner” from section 47 (6).
Insert instead “an Australian lawyer”.
[1]   Section 17A Tariffs for damages for non-economic loss
Omit “counsel” from section 17A (2).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 25 Obligation of Australian legal practitioners to provide advice
Omit “A legal practitioner”.
Insert instead “An Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 26 Offer of structured settlement—legal costs
Omit “Section 198F of the Legal Profession Act 1987” from section 26 (1).
Insert instead “Section 340 of the Legal Profession Act 2004”.
[1]   Section 93 Appearance before Tribunal
Omit “counsel or solicitor,” from section 93 (3).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 97A Intervention by Director-General
Omit “a barrister, solicitor” from section 97A (3).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 33 Right of appearance
Omit “a barrister or solicitor” from section 33 (1).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 70 Existence and operation of monitoring order not to be disclosed
Omit “a barrister or solicitor” wherever occurring in section 70 (1) (d) and (2) (a) (iii).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 13 Intervention
Omit “counsel, solicitor”. Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 351 Directors to arrange for reports
Omit “solicitors” from section 351 (1) (a).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioners”.
[2]   Sections 375 (2) (a) and 385 (definition of “involved person”)
Omit “solicitor” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Sections 383 (1), 388 (1) and 392 (4)
Omit “A legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “An Australian legal practitioner”.
[4]   Sections 383 (1) (a) and (b), (3) and (4), 389 (1)–(3) and 392 (3)
Omit “the legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[5]   Sections 383 (1) (a) and (b), 389 (1) and 392 (3)
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[6]   Sections 383 (2) and (3) and 389 (2)
Omit “The legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “The Australian legal practitioner”.
[7]   Section 408A Power of Registrar to intervene in proceedings
Omit “solicitor or barrister” from section 408A (3) (c).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[8]   Schedule 4 Receivers, and other controllers, of property of co-operatives
Omit “a solicitor” from clause 5 (2) (n).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 32 Representation at inquests or inquiries
Omit “thereat by counsel or a solicitor” from section 32 (1).
Insert instead “by an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 32 (3) (a)
Omit “a barrister or solicitor”.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Schedule 1 Special provisions—inquests concerning deaths or suspected deaths in mines
Omit “counsel, solicitor” from clause 2 (h).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Sections 47 (1) (a), 70 (1) (d) (v), 71 (3) (b) and 102 (3) (b) (ii), clause 1 (f) (iii) of Schedule 2 and clause 1 (c) (iii) of Schedule 4
Omit “a duly qualified legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 159A Persons who may take proceedings
Omit “a legal practitioner” from section 159A (3).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 13 Who may take proceedings for offences
Omit “counsel or attorney” from section 13 (3).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Sections 3 (1) (definitions of “legal representative” and “time out”), 4 (3) (b), 9 (2) (d), 10 (5) (a) and (6), 30 (2), (3) (b) and (5), 67 (1) (c) and 77 (1) (e)
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Sections 9 (3), 10 (8) and 67 (2)
Omit “the legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
Sections 38 (1), 39 (1) and 39A (1)
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 5A Point of law stated by judge
Omit “counsel” from section 5A (2) (e).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 5A (2) (g)
Omit “a barrister or solicitor”.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 17 Costs of appeal
Omit “solicitor or counsel” from section 17 (2).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 16B Maximum legal expenses that can be met from restrained property
Omit “Legal Profession Act 1987” from section 16B (3).
Insert instead “Legal Profession Act 2004”.
[2]   Section 16B (4)
Omit “a legal practitioner”.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 50 Existence and operation of monitoring order not to be disclosed
Omit “a barrister or solicitor” wherever occurring in section 50 (1) (c) and (2) (a) (iii).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 19 Summary procedure for offences
Omit “a legal practitioner” from section 19 (3) (b).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Schedule 2 Conduct and procedure of inquiries by the Complaints Committee
Omit “a barrister or solicitor” from clause 2.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 121I Making of representations
Omit “a barrister, solicitor” from section 121I (2).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 149B Applications for building certificates
Omit “solicitor” from section 149B (1) (c).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 152 Right to be heard
Omit “counsel, solicitor”. Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 13 Grant of legal assistance
Omit “solicitor to whom the case is assigned under section 14, or any barrister or solicitor” from section 13 (3) (a).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner to whom the case is assigned under section 14, or any Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 14 Assignment to Australian legal practitioner of case of assisted person
Omit “a solicitor” wherever occurring in section 14 (1) (b)–(d).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 14 (1)
Omit “the solicitor”. Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[4]   Section 14 (2)
Omit “The solicitor”. Insert instead “The Australian legal practitioner”.
[5]   Section 14 (2)
Omit “legal practitioner”. Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[6]   Section 14 (3)
Omit “A solicitor”. Insert instead “An Australian legal practitioner”.
[7]   Section 15 Court proceedings to which assisted person is a party
Omit “a solicitor has been assigned under section 14, the solicitor” from section 15 (1).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner has been assigned under section 14, the Australian legal practitioner”.
[8]   Section 17 Privilege attaching to certain relationships
Omit “solicitor” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 11B Rights during cooling off period
Omit “solicitor” wherever occurring in section 11B (1) and (2).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 86 Procedure at appeals
Omit “a legal practitioner” from section 86 (4).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 82 Definitions
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring from paragraph (a) of the definition of gaming machine adviser.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 50 Information concerning shareholding
Omit “solicitor” from section 50 (3).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 8 Who may make a complaint?
Omit “a lawyer”. Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 50 Assistance to parties at conciliation
Omit “a legal practitioner” from section 50 (2).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Sections 93 (5) and 110 (1)
Omit “a practising legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Dictionary
Omit the definition of practising legal practitioner from Part 1.
[1]   Section 36 Commissioner of Inquiry
Omit “legal practitioner” from section 36 (1).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Sections 72 and 79
Omit “counsel, solicitor” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 70 Misuse of information
Omit “solicitor” from section 70 (6) (d).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 21 Exemption
Omit “section 41 of the Legal Profession Act 1987” from section 21 (2) (c).
Insert instead “section 406 of the Legal Profession Act 2004”.
Section 21 Meaning of commonly used words and expressions
Insert in alphabetical order in section 21 (1):
  
Australian lawyer has the same meaning as in the Legal Profession Act 2004.
[1]   Section 3 Definitions
Omit the definition of legal practitioner from section 3 (1).
[2]   Sections 24 (6) and 47
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 24 Hearings by Conduct Division
Omit “any legal practitioner” from section 24 (7) (c).
Insert instead “any Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 5 Transfer of proceedings
Omit “a barrister or a solicitor, or as both a barrister and a solicitor,” from section 5 (8).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 44 Australian legal practitioner may make challenge on behalf of accused
Omit “barrister or solicitor”. Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Schedule 2 Persons ineligible to serve as jurors
Omit item 7. Insert instead:
  
7   
An Australian lawyer (whether or not an Australian legal practitioner).
[1]   Section 3 Definitions
Omit the definition of legal practitioner.
[2]   Section 3, definition of “Public Purpose Fund”
Omit “Division 2 of Part 6 of the Legal Profession Act 1987”.
Insert instead “Division 7 of Part 3.1 of the Legal Profession Act 2004”.
Schedule 5 Further transitional provisions
Omit “a solicitor or barrister” from the definition of legal professional negligence in clause 1 (1).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 133 Making of representations
Omit “a barrister, solicitor” from section 133 (2).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 264 Can a person be represented in proceedings before the Boundaries Commission?
Omit section 264 (1) (a). Insert instead:
  
(a)  by an Australian lawyer or by a person qualified for admission as an Australian lawyer, or
[3]   Sections 473 and 477 (4)
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[4]   Section 477 Privilege concerning answers and documents
Omit “the legal practitioner” from section 477 (4).
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[5]   Section 486A Contempt of Pecuniary Interest and Disciplinary Tribunal
Omit “a practising legal practitioner” from section 486A (1) (b) (iii).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[6]   Section 682 Power to appear before local land boards
Omit “counsel, solicitor”. Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 11 Recovery of penalties
Omit “counsel, attorney” from section 11 (4).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 11 Recovery of penalties
Omit “counsel, attorney” from section 11 (4).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Sections 162 (1) and (2) and 177 (1), (2) and (3), clause 13 (1) of Schedule 1 and clause 9 (2) of Schedule 2
Omit “a barrister or solicitor” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 177 Representation at inquiry
Omit “the barrister or solicitor” from section 177 (1).
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Schedule 3A Provisions relating to performance assessments
Omit “a legal practitioner” from clause 12 (2).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[4]   Schedule 3A, clause 12 (2)
Omit “the legal practitioner”.
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Sections 43 (1), 159 (d), 274 (3) and (4) and 288
Omit “a barrister or solicitor” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 172 Notice of decision
Omit “barrister or solicitor” from section 172 (1).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 226 Appointment of Principal official visitor
Omit “barrister, solicitor”. Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
Section 95 Boards of Inquiry
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring in section 95 (5) and (9).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 146 Right of appearance
Omit “a barrister or a solicitor” wherever occurring in section 146 (2) (a) and (b).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[2]   Section 304 Right of appearance
Omit “a solicitor or barrister”. Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 332 Practice and procedure etc of Wardens’ Courts
Omit “barristers and solicitors” from section 332 (c).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioners”.
[1]   Section 4 Definitions
Omit the definition of legal practitioner from section 4 (1).
[2]   Section 4 (1), definition of “officer of the Police Royal Commission”
Omit “legal practitioner”. Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Sections 12, 33 (2), 35 (1) (b), 40 (5), 56 (1) (c) and 118 (1) (d) (ii) and (iv)
Omit “a legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[4]   Sections 35 (3), 37 (2) and 137 (2)
Omit “A legal practitioner” wherever occurring.
Insert instead “An Australian legal practitioner”.
[5]   Section 37 Examination and cross-examination of witnesses
Omit “legal practitioner” from section 37 (1).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[6]   Section 40 Privilege as regards answers, documents etc
Omit “the legal practitioner” from section 40 (5).
Insert instead “the Australian legal practitioner”.
[7]   Section 56 Secrecy
Omit “legal practitioner’s” from section 56 (1) (c).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner’s”.
[8]   Section 65
Omit the section. Insert instead:
  
Section 602 of the Legal Profession Act 2004 does not apply to proceedings for an offence under this Act.
[9]   Section 137 Protection from liability
Insert after section 137 (5):
  
(6)  For the purposes of this section, barrister has the same meaning as in the Legal Profession Act 2004.
Section 145 Proceedings
Omit “counsel, attorney” from section 145 (5).
Insert instead “Australian legal practitioner”.
[1]   Section 48 Assignment to the Court of Appeal
Omit subparagraph (viii) from the definition of specified tribunal in section 48 (1) (a).
Insert instead:
  
(viii)  the Legal Services Division of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal.
[2]   Section 101A Question of law concerning criminal contempt may be submitted to Court of Appeal
Omit “counsel” from section 101A (5).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[3]   Section 101A (7)
Omit “a legal practitioner”. Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.
[4]   Section 124 Rule-making power
Omit “section 7 or 14 of the Legal Profession Act 1987” from section 124 (9).
Insert instead “section 28 or 38 (4) of the Legal Profession Act 2004”.
[5]   Section 124 (10)
Omit “Part 11 of the Legal Profession Act 1987”.
Insert instead “Part 3.2 of the Legal Profession Act 2004”.
Section 49 Who may take proceedings for offences
Omit “counsel or attorney” from section 49 (3).
Insert instead “an Australian legal practitioner”.