District Court Rules 2014

Subpart 5—Lawyers’ obligations

1.24 Lawyers’ duties

(1)

The duties imposed by these rules on lawyers do not limit a lawyer’s obligations to a client or another lawyer or the court under the rules of conduct and client care for lawyers in New Zealand or other applicable ethical rules or guidelines.

(2)

A lawyer who acts for a party to a proceeding, or is a party to any proceeding, must not, without the leave of the court, act for any other party to the proceeding who does not have the same interest in the subject matter of the proceeding.

(3)

In this rule, lawyer includes the partner of a solicitor to whom subclause (1) applies.

(4)

In applying these rules, the court may have regard to the obligations referred to in subclause (1).

Compare: HCR 1.20