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Legal Profession Bill 2007

Bill No. 245
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to complete the legislative reform that the parliament commenced when it enacted the Legal Profession Act 2003. The Bill seeks to regulate the legal profession in a way that is sufficiently flexible to balance the requirements of small, local firms and larger, national firms.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 27 May 2008 as Act No. 21 of 2008. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 10/24/2007  
First Reading 10/24/2007  
Second Reading 10/24/2007  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 11/20/2007  
Consideration in Detail 11/20/2007  
Third Reading 11/20/2007  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/21/2007  
First Reading 11/21/2007  
Second Reading 11/21/2007  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/09/2008  
Committee of the whole 04/09/2008  
Amendments adopted 05/14/2008  
Third Reading 05/15/2008  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Message sent to the Legislative Assembly with amendments for concurrence.  05/15/2008  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review  11/21/2007 1 
Legislative Council Second Reading - Committee Report Tabled  02/19/2008 2 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  05/15/2008  

1. Bill referred to the Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review as per Standing Order 230A.
2. Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review Report 26 Tabled 19 February 2008 (TP No. 3643).