New Zealand Law Society - Making changes

Making changes

Changing employers 

Use this form to notify the Law Society of a change of employer. 

You are responsible for ensuring you hold a current practising certificate and any arrangements for payment of fees or reimbursement due when you transfer from one practice or organisation to another is between you and your employing firm.  

Changing contact details 

Log in to the Registry and go to the ‘Personal Details’ screen to update your: 

  • email address 
  • phone number 
  • address 

Changing practice areas and languages 

Log in to the Registry and go to the Statistics’ screen to update your practising areas and languages, or provide your ethnicity details. 

Make sure you tick the box at the top if you wish to show your practising details and languages on the Register of Lawyers. This will help people find you on our website. 

No longer require a practising certificate 

Contact Registry if you no longer require a practising certificate. Your name will no longer appear on the Register of Lawyers. 

To obtain a refund from the Law Society, you must complete the practising fee refund application form. The refund is pro-rated on the basis of the number of days remaining in the practising year. 

It would be helpful if you could also advise your future contact details such as your personal email address. These details would be held by the Law Society and would not be available to the public. 

The arrangements for payment and any refund due are matters between you and your employer. 

Practise on own account as a barrister and solicitor 

If you wish to practise on own account, as a barrister and solicitor, with or without a trust account, please refer to the information on practice on own account as a barrister and solicitor. 

Practise on own account as a barrister 

If you wish to practise on your own account as a barrister, please refer to the information on starting practice as a barrister 

Other changes 

Complete the following forms if you need to: 

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