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How the Rule changed

The changes to the rule are the result of consultation following a requirement in the Lawyers Conduct and Client Care Rules 2008 that the Law Society review the intervention rule. 

After that consultation the Law Society's Council decided to continue intervention rule requirements in certain areas rather than complete abolition.

Rules 3.4 to 3.10 and 14.4 to 14.13 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Acts (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008 will be replaced under the new intervention rule.

Justice Minister Amy Adams has approved amendments and the implementation date of 1 July 2015. The Law Society's Council adopted the new rules on 10 April 2015 and an amendment was adopted on 5 June 2015.

Last updated on the 10th June 2015