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Public Solicitor (Amendment) Act 2016


REPUBLIC OF VANUATU


PUBLIC SOLICITOR (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 30 OF 2016

Arrangement of Sections



REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

Assent: 26/01/2017
Commencement: 08/03/2017

PUBLIC SOLICITOR (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 30 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Public Solicitor Act [CAP 177].

Be it enacted by the President and Parliament as follows-

  1. Amendment

The Public Solicitor Act [CAP 177] is amended as set out in the Schedule.

  1. Commencement

This Act commences on the day on which it is published in the Gazette.

SCHEDULE

AMENDMENTS OF PUBLIC SOLICITOR ACT [CAP 177]

  1. Section 1

Insert in its correct alphabetical position:

““Legal officer” means a lawyer appointed to the Public Solicitor’s office under this Act and includes the Public Solicitor;”

  1. After section 7

Insert

“7A Rights of legal officers and others to practice law

(1) The Public Solicitor or any other legal officers when carrying out work of a legal professional nature in that capacity for the Office:

(a) is entitled to practice as a barrister and solicitor in any Court in Vanuatu; and

(b) is entitled to all the rights and privileges of a barrister and solicitor in that Court,

whether or not he or she is so entitled apart from this subsection.

(2) If:

(a) the Public Solicitor or any other legal officer does or omits to do any act; and

(b) he or she does or omits to do that act in the course of carrying out work of a legal professional nature in that capacity for the Office,

he or she is subject to the duties and obligations to which he or she would be subject if that act had been done or omitted to be done in the course of practice by him or her as a barrister and solicitor.”


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