If you have a Restricted Area of Practice option, you may represent a client on the above matter. Under the Restricted Area of Practice option, while you must restrict your practice to immigration and/or criminal law this includes representing clients in matters considered to be quasi-criminal.
Lawyers who work in a partnership (general or LLP) or in a law corporation (with more than one lawyer) must choose the same practice options. As the fourth lawyer in your law firm does not qualify for the Restricted Area of Practice option (as the lawyer also does civil litigation work), none of the lawyers in your law firm can choose the Restricted Area of Practice option.
No. Effective 2023, we are introducing automatic exemption from the transaction levy filing requirements for lawyers on the Restricted Area of Practice premium discount. These lawyers certify on renewal that they and the other members of their firms only practise criminal and/or immigration law.
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