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Definitions for pt 2.8

163 Definitions for pt 2.8

In this part—

"Australia" includes the external Territories.

"Australian law" means law of the Commonwealth or of a jurisdiction.

"foreign law practice" means a partnership or corporate entity that is entitled to engage in legal practice in a foreign country.

"foreign registration authority" means an entity in a foreign country having the function, conferred by the law of the foreign country, of registering persons to engage in legal practice in the foreign country.

"local registration certificate" means a registration certificate given under this part.

"overseas-registered foreign lawyer" means an individual who is properly registered to engage in legal practice in a foreign country by the foreign registration authority for the country.

"practise foreign law" means doing work, or transacting business, in this jurisdiction concerning foreign law, being work or business of a kind that, if it concerned the law of this jurisdiction, would ordinarily be done or transacted by an Australian legal practitioner.

"registered" , when used in connection with a foreign country, means having all necessary licences, approvals, admissions, certificates or other forms of authorisation (including practising certificates) required under legislation for engaging in legal practice in that country.

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