Changes to the Intervention Rule came into effect on 1 July 2015. Barristers can apply to the New Zealand Law Society for approval to accept instructions directly from clients without an instructing solicitor, so long as that is not precluded by the forum or the type of work.
The Law Society has provided information and resources to enable barristers and instructing solicitors to understand the changes and to operate under this environment. Details of the requirements and conditions are summarised as follows:
- How the Rule changed
- Taking direct instructions
- Apply for approval to take direct instructions
- Escrow accounts for barristers’ fees
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Last updated on the 18th April 2019