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Corporate lawyers

45A Corporate lawyers

(1) The local regulations may make provision for or with respect to--
(a) exempting persons or classes of persons from the requirement to hold Australian practising certificates, either generally or for specified periods, in respect of their functions as corporate lawyers, and
(b) without limitation, excluding or modifying the operation of specified provisions of, or made under, the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) (including provisions of Parts 2.2 and 3.3 of that Law) to the extent that any of those provisions would otherwise be applicable to any persons, or classes of persons, as corporate lawyers.
(2) In this section,
"corporate lawyer" means a person who engages in legal practice only--
(a) as an employee who provides legal services in the capacity of an in-house lawyer for his or her employer or a related entity, and
(b) if he or she--
(i) so acts in the ordinary course of his or her employment, and
(ii) receives no fee, gain or reward for so acting other than his or her ordinary remuneration as an employee,
but does not include a government lawyer.

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