In March 2006, Parliament passed the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act, replacing the Law Practitioners Act 1982. The Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal was established under this new regulatory system.
The 3 main purposes of the Act and the tribunal are to:
The tribunal hears and determines disciplinary charges against the legal and conveyancing professions. These charges are referred to it by a standards committee of the New Zealand Law Society or New Zealand Society of Conveyancers, or the Legal Complaints Review Officer.
The tribunal also deals with legal matters that relate to employment, registration, revocations and appeals made to it by:
The tribunal has a range of powers. These are some examples of the types of orders the tribunal may give following a hearing:
Issued by the Chairperson of the Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal:
For the 12 months ended 30 June 2015:
2015 annual report [PDF, 249 KB]
For the 12 months ended 30 June 2014:
2014 annual report [PDF, 656 KB]
For the 12 months ended on 30 June 2013:
2013 annual report [PDF, 442 KB]