Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006

  • Warning: Some amendments have not yet been incorporated
  • This version was reprinted on 20 May 2016 to make corrections to sections 6, 26(1), 131(b), 165(2), 383(b), and clauses 9 and 12 of Schedule 1 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) and (iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
4 Fundamental obligations of lawyers

Every lawyer who provides regulated services must, in the course of his or her practice, comply with the following fundamental obligations:


the obligation to uphold the rule of law and to facilitate the administration of justice in New Zealand:


the obligation to be independent in providing regulated services to his or her clients:


the obligation to act in accordance with all fiduciary duties and duties of care owed by lawyers to their clients:


the obligation to protect, subject to his or her overriding duties as an officer of the High Court and to his or her duties under any enactment, the interests of his or her clients.