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Legal Practice Act, 2014

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To provide a legislative framework for the transformation and restructuring of the legal profession in line with constitutional imperatives so as to facilitate and enhance an independent legal profession that broadly reflects the diversity and demographics of the Republic; to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of a single South African Legal Practice Council and Provincial Councils in order to regulate the affairs of legal practitioners and to set norms and standards; to provide for the admission and enrolment of legal practitioners; to regulate the professional conduct of legal practitioners so as to ensure accountable conduct; to provide for the establishment of an Office of a Legal Services Ombud and for the appointment, powers and functions of a Legal Services Ombud; to provide for a Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund and a Board of Control for the Fidelity Fund; to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of a National Forum on the Legal Profession; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: January 2015


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Latest Developments:

 

The Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014) has been amended by Commencement of Parts 1 And 2 of Chapter 10 of The Legal Practice Act, 2014, Government Gazette 38412, Notice No. R. 2 of 2015, dated 23 January 2015.

 

The Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014) has been added to the website by Government Gazette 38022, Notice No. 740, dated 22 September 2014.