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LEGAL PROFESSION UNIFORM LAW (NSW) - SECT 120
Disqualification of entities from providing legal services
120 Disqualification of entities from providing legal services
(1) The designated tribunal may, on the application of the designated local
regulatory authority, make an order disqualifying an entity that is or was a
law practice from providing all or specified legal services in this
jurisdiction, for a specified period or indefinitely, if satisfied that--
a ground for disqualifying the entity under this section has been established
(see subsection (2)); and
(b) the disqualification is justified.
(2) Any of
the following are grounds for disqualifying an entity that is or was a law
practice from providing legal services--
(a) that the law practice has
contravened section 121;
(b) that the law practice has failed to comply with
a management system direction under section 257;
(c) that the law practice
(or a related entity) has contravened section 258 or the Uniform Rules made
under that section;
(d) that a legal practitioner associate of the law
practice has been found guilty of professional misconduct under a law of this
jurisdiction or another jurisdiction.
(3) An order disqualifying an entity
may, if the designated tribunal thinks it appropriate, be made--
to conditions as to the conduct of the law practice; or
(b) subject to
conditions as to when or in what circumstances the order is to take effect; or
(c) together with orders to safeguard the interests of clients or employees of
the law practice.
(4) The designated tribunal, on application by the entity,
or by the designated local regulatory authority, may vary or revoke an order
if it considers it appropriate to do so.
(5) An order to a similar effect
made by a corresponding authority of another jurisdiction under a
corresponding law applies in relation to this jurisdiction in the same way as
it applies in relation to that other jurisdiction and as if it had been made
by the designated tribunal.
(6) Courts and tribunals of this jurisdiction may
make arrangements for communicating and cooperating with other courts or
tribunals in connection with the exercise of powers under this section.
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