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Restoration to the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand

Former lawyers who have been struck off the roll are required to apply to the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal for restoration. An application to the Tribunal (under s 246 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006) must:

  • be in on the prescribed Application for restoration to the roll form (Form H),
  • state the grounds for restoration,
  • be supported by an affidavit giving particulars of those grounds, and;
  • be accompanied by the prescribed fee payable to the Tribunal (see reg 37 2008/184).

The Application for restoration to the roll must also be served on the New Zealand Law Society without delay and must include the requisite fee for restoration payable to the Law Society under s62 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006. The fee is $1500 (plus GST).

Former lawyers whose names were removed with the prior consent of the Law Society under s 60 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 (or s.52 of the Law Practitioners Act 1982) must apply directly to the Law Society for consent to be restored. The request for consent must be accompanied by the restoration fee payable under s62 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006. The fee is NZ$1500 (plus GST).

Queries about applications for restoration to the roll can be directed to the General Manager Regulatory.

Last updated on the 3rd June 2015